ME/CFS Can Affect Anyone

Millions of people worldwide are affected by Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). Yet the causes, diagnostic markers, progression, and FDA-approved treatments remain unknown. The shared vision of the ME/CFS Collaborative Research Network (ME/CFSnet) is to encourage collaborative research in partnership with individuals and advocacy groups to understand the disease and develop better diagnosis and treatment.


16th Invest in ME Research International ME Conference

June 28, 2024

The IIMEC16 will provide ME updates from around the world and focus on advancing understanding of ME, by bridging research and clinical treatment. Register today!

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International ME Conference Week

June 25, 2024

The 13th International Biomedical Research into ME Colloquium takes place at the Wellcome Genome Campus, UK, in June. This year's theme, Acknowledging the acceptance by both clinicians and researchers of 'THE INFECTIOUS AETIOLOGY' of ME/CFS focuses on uncovering the complexities of ME, exploring acute infection, chronic infection, and co-infection. Conference events will convene on June 25 to June 28, 2024.

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NINDS Director’s Message

June 3, 2024

NINDS Director, Dr. Walter Koroshetz shares an update on the ME/CFS Research Roadmap and the importance of advancing ME/CFS research.

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A Network to Unite

These institutions are working together as the ME/CFS Research Network.

Visit the CDC to learn more about ME/CFS.

Join the Quest for Discoveries

The experience and expertise of every individual helps provide a better understanding of ME/CFS. Learn more about how you can become a part of this collaborative effort.

Collaboration Drives Progress

Investigators, health care providers, and advocates are collaborating across the Research Network to drive progress in understanding ME/CFS. Together, we can advance discoveries to improve the lives of members of the ME/CFS community.

Grants that fund MECFSnet are managed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. This website was supported by a grant from NIH, grant #U24-NS-105535.

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What is ME/CFS?

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), also referred to as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), is a multi-system disease that causes dysfunction of the neurological, immune, endocrine, and energy metabolism systems.