The aim of this programme is to support high quality and collaborative research into myalgic encephalomyelitis, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), a complex and serious debilitating medical condition with a diverse range of symptoms.
Supporting and enabling a strong portfolio of myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) research has been a high priority for the Medical Research Council (MRC) for several years.
ME/CFS is a complex and serious debilitating medical condition with a diverse range of symptoms. The most well known of these is profound physical and/or mental fatigue, while others include pain, disturbed sleep patterns and gastrointestinal problems. Each patient experiences their own personal combination of symptoms.