Is ME linked to XMRV?

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Is ME linked to XMRV?
« on: 05/11/2010 13:30:03 »
@Goralot asked the Naked Scientists:
   
What is the link between XMRV (Xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus) and ME?  Can it be treated by antivirals.  Why has the government stopped sufferers giving blood?

What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: 15/09/2011 21:34:35 »
I think that this research has been questioned and maybe even disregarded altogether recently...
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« Reply #2 on: 21/09/2011 19:42:18 »
In faact, I understand that there's more coming out on this subject this week...watch this space...
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« Reply #3 on: 23/09/2011 10:07:57 »
As Chris said things were afoot

here is a nice media story

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904563904576586911675053954.html

sorry forgot above was behind paywall - here is a freebie

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-15017660

and a link to Science magazine with the partial retraction, counter article and editorial comment

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/333/6050/1694
« Last Edit: 23/09/2011 10:10:25 by imatfaal »
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Re: Is ME linked to XMRV?
« Reply #4 on: 23/12/2011 11:40:49 »
Science has now taken the unusual step of withdrawing the original report without the consent of all the authors

http://www.nature.com/news/xmrv-paper-withdrawn-1.9720

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