As part of my work as Volunteer Pharmacist & Research Officer for Action for M.E., I write a short and easy to digest summary of a selection of the latest studies.
We select the research we think would be most relevant to the lives of people with M.E. from the 15-30 papers now being published a month.
The summaries are an easier to understand translation of the scientific language within one paragraph, and not a critical analysis or our opinions on the research. We don’t necessarily endorse or support each of the papers, but provide an easy to read round-up so that people who don’t have a science background, or that have difficulty reading lots of text because of their M.E., can still follow the latest research.
Part of the role of a pharmacist is to explain to people the science of their medical conditions and the way their medicines work, so I really enjoy writing the research round-ups and the challenge of explaining the science of the studies within one paragraph. I hope they’re useful and make an interesting read.
I add a link on my blog to let people know that a new research round-up is ready to read on the Action for M.E. website.