Welcome to INVEST in ME
Invest in ME International ME Conference 2013
Infection, Immunity and ME -
Mainstreaming ME Research
Who we are
We are an independent UK charity campaigning for bio-medical research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.), as defined by WHO-ICD-10-G93.3.
We have links nationwide and also internationally. Invest in ME are one of
The European ME Alliance.
Our aim is to bring together like-minded individuals and groups to campaign for research and funding to establish an understanding of the Aetiology (causes), Pathogenesis (harmful effects) and Epidemiology (the pattern of distribution of a disease through a population) of M.E. This should lead to the development of a universal
"thumb-print" test for diagnosis of M.E. and, subsequently, medical treatments to cure or alleviate the effects of the illness.
Invest in ME want to establish a national strategy of biomedical research into
M.E. and establish a UK and European Centre of Excellence for biomedical
research into M.E.
Please help make M.E. an illness which is properly understood and where
adequate funding is provided for biomedical research into ME allowing treatments and cures
to be found.
The ME Information Centre
We wish to make this an easy destination to visit to find out anything
about M.E. that you would like to know. Whether you are a sufferer, a
parent/carer, a person involved in the media (see our
pages) or somebody who would like to know more then visit our
for an insight into ME.
The column on the right covers other news items and includes an
archive for all items posted here.
Tragedy of ME
The effects of ME are apparent to any M.E. sufferer and their carers/parents.
Here is a sample of stories from M.E. sufferers which illustrates the sadness, and
the reality, behind
this illness. It also shows the positive approach of M.E. sufferers and serves to dispel any notions of depression
as a causative feature of M.E., something
which often accompanies many of the less-informed handouts given to, or by, the
media and some organisations.
The Story Gallery -
shows some of the tragic but
hopeful stories concerning M.E.
Can you Help?
If you suffer from M.E. then we invite you to support us - we are sufferers and carers of ME sufferers
ourselves - contact us now for more information on how we can work together to
make a difference.
If you are a parent of a child with M.E. then we know what you are going through -
help us to help you to do more than just cope.
The contacts page
allows us to know about you.
Also - sign up for our newsletter
here for more details.
Also ways to help and support Invest in ME -
There is no monopoly on a good idea to raise funds for biomedical
research - go to our Ideas Factory page and contact us with your idea.
If you want to browse more use our site map to show which sections we have and
so limit the effort required to find some information.
Use our ME-bay to auction and fund biomedical research into ME. See our
IiME store area.