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 ME/CFS Collaborative Research Network (ME/CFSnet) encourages collaborative research in partnership with individuals and advocacy groups to create a shared vision for better diagnosis and treatment.
These institutions are working together as the ME/CFS Research Network.
Visit the CDC to learn more about ME/CFS.
Researchers, 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 ME/CFSnet 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.
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.