Posts Tagged ‘chronic fatigue syndrome’

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January 21st, 2012

More Medical Testing! No, Less! You Decide

Fascinating Yin-Yang this week on the issue of medical testing. Want more? Want less? First, this remarkable piece on retail medical labs, including a description of a company called ANY LAB TEST NOW: Labs where folks can just walk in and order tests on themselves are popping up in retail centers across the country… At Any Lab Test […]


June 2nd, 2011

Original XMRV/CFS Paper Almost, Sort-of Retracted by Science

From the pages of Science In this week’s edition of Science Express, we are publishing two Reports that strongly support the growing view that the association between XMRV and CFS described by Lombardi et al. likely reflects contamination of laboratories and research reagents with the virus … Because the validity of the study by Lombardi et al. is […]


October 17th, 2009

Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Another Retroviral Disease?

Here’s a surprising report in Science: Studying peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from CFS patients, we identified DNA from a human gammaretrovirus, xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV), in 68 of 101 patients (67%) compared to 8 of 218 (3.7%) healthy controls … These findings raise the possibility that XMRV may be a contributing factor […]


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