Research in ME and FM has been underfunded for decades. More robust research is needed for these illnesses. However, this does not mean there is zero science; There is a growing evidence base and multiple groups of international researchers working to gain scientific understanding.
This page is intended for anyone beginning to explore existing research on ME and FM. This is not an exhaustive list, but aims to serve as a start to information and evidence seeking.
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Comprehensive reference list of all published research on ME/CFS, as of Nov 2020. Topics cover nomenclature, epidemiology, biomedical sub-topics, clinical and management topics, prognosis and quality of life, etc. References only, no synthesis or summaries (142 pages).
Annotated research summary of published research on ME/CFS, as of 2019 (15 pages).
Brief summary of various research topics and current understandings. No direct references provided (3 pages).
A collection of lay summaries of selected research activities by year, predominantly featured are summaries from the MEA Ramsey Research Fund.
Link/redirect to Pubmed for an active search for systematic reviews on ME. User to refine search for potential subtopics.
Link/redirect to Pubmed for an active search for systematic reviews on FM. User to refine search for potential subtopics.
We have built active search “strategies” or “strings” that will directly lead you to a large-scale medical information resource (PubMed). PubMed is a free interface for searching biomedical and life science journal articles and other published research content (e.g., online books). Not all articles will come with free full text, but many will have links to access the complete article.