Neil Harrison has recently been promoted to a Professor at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. This promotion was in recognition of his many research achievements and in particular his seminal work clarifying how immune activation acts on the brain to alter mood, motivation and cognition.
In a letter to the Sussex & Kent ME/CFS Society the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, whose daughter Katharine is affected by ME, writes: “Thank you for all you do with those affected by ME or CFS and for the work you are undertaking in continuing to enable Sussex and Kent health authorities to set […]
Medical Research Council Training Fellow Dr Jessica Eccles of Brighton and Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust has joined the Medical advisory team of the Sussex & Kent ME/CFS Society. Dr Eccles is currently leading a research study at Sussex University seeking to understand brain-body interactions particularly concerning fatigue and pain in subjects diagnosed with ME/CFS […]
Brighton Kemptown MP, Lloyd Russell-Moyle and Brighton Pavilion MP, Caroline Lucas, who is a Patron to the Sussex & Kent ME/CFS Society have both written to Department of Health ministers pressing for further funding to be made available for services and research into ME or Chronic fatigue syndrome. Following a recent Parliamentary debate on the […]
During ME Awareness week there has been coverage in the Sussex Argus and members have taken part in a MissingMillions activity in Lewes. There was also a screening of the UNREST film shown in Brighton.
Further to the item (11/5) on ME or Chronic fatigue syndrome that affects nearly 10,000 adults and children across Sussex and Kent. People with ME would be encouraged to know that members of the ME Society are presently taking part in two important research projects being carried out by the Brighton and Sussex Medical School […]
“I’m living with chronic fatigue but I’m coping” SOCIAL worker Catherine Bleach is living with an invisible condition that not many can recognise. The 53-year-old from Brighton was diagnosed four years ago with a life-changing condition, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), better known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. As this is ME Awareness Week, Catherine hopes to inspire other […]
Many people with CFS/ME have been put off exercising and activity by previous ill-advised advice to go to the gym or similar, taking little account of their illness and current fitness levels. This may have been from someone with little knowledge of CFS/ME. Others have decided for themselves to resume exercise but have started at […]
I have been in this field for over 20 years, seen its highs and lows, personally and universally, and stood both strong and battered with colleagues. However, I have never been in any doubt at all that the talent, dedication, and integrity resonating from the health professionals in this field is nothing short of inspiring, […]
At a talk in Norway on Nov 21st, Dr. Mella revealed that the Rituximab trial that many laid their hopes on has failed. We don’t know and won’t know the details of the failure until the paper is published next year, and Drs. Fluge and Mella talk more about the study. Dr. Mella said they […]