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ME/CFS Month at a View: December

Posted Jan 02 2011 2:56pm

ME/CFS Patients Place a Half-Page Ad in the Washington Post

MCWPA Press Release

MCWPA Ad in Times Square and Las Vegas

MCWPA in the News

Blood Ban 

Wall Street Journal

New Blood-Screening Advised: Advisory Panel Says Victims of Chronic Fatigue Be Barred From Donating


Washington Post

Red Cross Bars Chronic Fatigue Patients from Donating Blood 

Nature Blogs

FDA Advised to Turn Away Blood Donors With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Biomed ME

EMEA Calls for Europe-Wide Ban on Blood Donations from ME/CFS Patients

King 5

Blood Center Halts Donations from Chronic Fatigue Sufferers

The 4 Retrovirology Contamination Studies

Mouse DNA Contamination in Human Tissue Tested for XMRV
Contamination of Human DNA Samples With Mouse DNA Can Lead to False Detection of XMRV-Like Sequences
An Endogenous Murine Leukemia Viral Genome Contaminant in a Commercial PT-PCR Kit is Amplified Using Standard Primers for XMRV
Disease-Associated XMRV Sequences Are Consistent With Laboratory Contamination

Commentary on the Retrovirology paper by Hue et al.

Contamination of Clinical Speciments with MLV-Encoding Nucleic Acids: Implication for XMRV and Other Candidate Human Retroviruses

Statement from the WPI 

Nevada Newsmakers 

Dr. Judy Mikovits and Annette Whittemore on Nevada Newsmakers

Statement from Invest in ME

Biomedical Research into ME: Proper Science Will Prevail



The Guardian


ME, Or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ‘Not Caused by the XMRV Virus’, Say Researchers


NHS Choices

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Virus Doubt (note the initial title in the body of the url)


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is Not Caused By XMRV Virus, Study Shows

Letter to Editor


Vincent Racaniello - Virology 

Wall Street Journal


Blog Commentary

Daily Kos

The CFS Report 

Media Blitz: Virologists/UK Researchers Publicly Dismiss CFS--MLV Association

CFS Central

General News


New Chronic Viral Diseases Branch Chief

Science Commentary


Response Required: Blogs and online comments can provide valuable feedback on newly published research. Scientists need to adjust their mindsets to embrace and respond to these new forums for debate

Nice Guidelines Blogspot

Tope Ten Biomedical Research Findings In ME/CFS by Professor Komaroff


Could a Virus Cause Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?


Chimerix’s Antiviral CMX157 Demonstrates Positive Phase 1 Clinical Results with Favorable Pharmacokinetics, Safety and Tolerability

Long-chain Acylcarnitine Deficiency in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients. Potential Involvement of Altered Carnitine Palmitoyltransferase-I Activity

Friend Spleen Focus-Forming Virus Activates the Tyrosine Kinase sf-Stk and the Transcription Factor PU.1 to Cause a Multi-Stage Erythroleukemia in Mice

Why Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) May Kill You: Disorders in the Inflammatory and Oxidative and Nitrosative Stress (IO&NS) Pathways May Explain Cardiovascular Disorders in ME/CFS

Human APOBEC3 Proteins Can Inhibit Xenotropic Murine Leukemia Virus-Related Virus Infectivity

The Newcastle NHS Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Service: Not All Fatigue is the Same

Frequency and Content Analysis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Medical Text Books

No Evidence for XMRV in German CFS and MS Patients with Fatigue Despite the Ability of the Virus to Infect Human Blood Cells In Vitro

Revisiting Human Natural Killer Cell Subset Function Revealed Cytolytic CD56dimCD16+ NK Cells As Rapid Producers of Abundant IFN-γ On Activation

Plasma Neuropeptide Y: A Biomarker for Symptom Severity in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

General Research

Ethics and Evidence-Based Medicine: Is There a Conflict?

Mental Health Commentary

Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness

XMRV Commentary

Treating XMRV

Previous Commentary of Possible Interest at This Time

An On/Off Switch for Retroviruses – Can it be that Simple?

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