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Tissue bank update
Saturday 19 December 2009
Action for M.E. has an update on the UK's Tissue Bank:
Tissue Bank update
16 December 2009
Phase 2 of the Tissue Archive feasibility study will begin in January led by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
This phase will address the questions surrounding the collection of tissue from live people and how it would be made available for biological research into M.E. Action for M.E. funded all of phase 1. Phase 2 is co-funded by Action for M.E. and the MEA.
Our Chief Executive, Sir Peter Spencer, commented:
"This is a very important extension of the earlier work on post mortem tissue. I am particularly encouraged by the high priority placed on pathological studies by many of the attendees at the recent MRC expert workshop on M.E./CFS research.
"There is a huge opportunity here to establish evidence that might help to persuade Government research funders to set up a tissue archive to underpin key aspects of research into this devastating chronic condition".
The article originally appeared here.
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