The University of Otago is currently asking for donations (NZ & International) to support the work of Prof. Tate and his team: https://alumni.otago.ac.nz/donate/myalgic-encephalitis If you can't contribute financially, maybe you could share the link on your FB, Twitter, etc. The website above only states that donations are to support research into ME, without any further detail, but Prof Tate has kindly provided some additional information, and permission to share. Research into ME is not a priority in NZ and funding via the mainstream channels is difficult and uncertain, hence the drive for donations. Despite the funding challenges they have managed to do some interesting work. Two recent publications: A compromised paraventricular nucleus within a dysfunctional hypothalamus: A novel neuroinflammatory paradigm for ME/CFS Angus Mackay, Warren P Tate in International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology (Dec 2018) https://doi.org/10.1177/2058738418812342 discussed here: https://www.s4me.info/threads/a-com...ry-paradigm-for-me-cfs-2018-mackay-tate.7187/ Changes in the transcriptome of circulating immune cells of a New Zealand cohort with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome Eiren Sweetman, Margaret Ryan, Christina Edgar, Angus MacKay, Rosamund Vallings, Warren Tate in International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology (Jan 2019) https://doi.org/10.1177/2058738418820402 discussed here: https://www.s4me.info/threads/chang...-cohort-with-me-cfs-2019-sweetman-et-al.7694/ This latter study has led to the team now collaborating with Prof Montoya at Stanford on a study on cytokine abnormalities. Their programme for 2019, for which donations are being sought: I've attached a pdf with some additional responses from Prof. Tate. I for one will be diverting some of my donation budget their way this year. We can't afford to lose any ME research teams, least of all one containing some young scientists with good brains, judging by their recent papers.