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Tissue bank update

Saturday 19 December 2009

Action for M.E.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".

Learn more about the tissue bank from an article in the most recent issue of InterAction, our quarterly members magazine.

The article originally appeared here.



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