ME/CFS research at Haukeland University Hospital - Norway

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), also known as ME/ CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome), is a complex condition with no known cause. It affects some 0.2 per cent of Norwegians.

Kavli Trust has been supporting work by cancer specialists Olav Mella and Øystein Fluge at Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway, since 2011.

Their hypothesis is that ME could be an autoimmune condition. 

More about this project

  • Continued backing for ME work

    June 26, 2017

    The Kavli Trust is extending its collaboration over biomedical research on chronic fatigue syndrome or myalgic encephalopathy (ME) at Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen.

  • New study on pathological mechanisms in ME from Bergen research group

    December 22, 2016

    A new study, partly funded by the Kavli Trust, suggests that the PDH enzyme is inhibited in ME/CFS patients, which may explain both energy shortage and increased lactate production in these patients. These findings have now been published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight.