ME/CFS Primer/Education Newsletters Completed research projects

Select a project from the following list for a summary of the results, comments from ME Research UK and links to published reports. 
Click here for a list of papers published from these projects.


·       A gene signature for post-infectious chronic fatigue syndrome

Dr John Gow, Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK


·       Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome is an under-recognized condition in chronic fatigue syndrome

Dr A Hoad & Prof. Julia Newton, Northern CFS/ME Clinical Network, Newcastle, UK


·       Inflammation and arterial stiffness in patients with ME/CFS

Dr Faisel Khan, The Institute of Cardiovascular Research, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK


·       Longitudinal cohort study to determine the prevalence of autonomic dysfunction and relationship with outcome in patients with ME/CFS

Prof. Julia Newton, School of Clinical Medical Sciences, University of Newcastle, Newcastle


·       Is chronic fatigue syndrome associated with platelet activation?

Dr Gwen Kennedy, The Institute of Cardiovascular Research, University of Dundee, Dundee


·       Oxidative stress levels are raised in chronic fatigue syndrome and are associated with clinical symptoms

Dr Gwen Kennedy, The Institute of Cardiovascular Research, University of Dundee, Dundee


·       Peripheral cholinergic function in humans with chronic fatigue syndrome, Gulf War syndrome and with illness following organophosphate exposure

Dr Faisel Khan, The Institute of Cardiovascular Research, University of Dundee, Dundee


·       Increased neutrophil apoptosis in chronic fatigue syndrome

Dr Gwen Kennedy, The Institute of Cardiovascular Research, University of Dundee, Dundee


·       Plasma endothelin-1 levels in chronic fatigue syndrome

Dr Gwen Kennedy, The Institute of Cardiovascular Research, University of Dundee, Dundee


·       The specificity of the CDC-1994 criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome: comparison of health status in three groups of patients who fulfil the criteria

Dr Gwen Kennedy, The Institute of Cardiovascular Research, University of Dundee, Dundee


·       Prolonged acetylcholine-induced vasodilatation in the peripheral microcirculation of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome

Dr Faisel Khan, The Institute of Cardiovascular Research, University of Dundee, Dundee


·       Enhanced sensitivity of the peripheral cholinergic vascular response in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome

Dr Vance Spence, The Institute of Cardiovascular Research, University of Dundee, Dundee

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