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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 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704694004576020321854485688.html

Bloomberg

  
Washington Post

Red Cross Bars Chronic Fatigue Patients from Donating Blood
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/checkup/2010/12/red_cross_bars_chronic_fatique.html 

Nature Blogs

FDA Advised to Turn Away Blood Donors With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome http://blogs.nature.com/news/thegreatbeyond/2010/12/fda_advised_to_turn_away_blood.html

Biomed ME

EMEA Calls for Europe-Wide Ban on Blood Donations from ME/CFS Patients
http://biomedme.com/general/emea-calls-for-europe-wide-ban-on-blood-donation-from-mecfs-patients_25530.html

King 5

Blood Center Halts Donations from Chronic Fatigue Sufferers
http://www.king5.com/health/Blood-Center-Halts-Donations-from-Chronic-Fatigue-Sufferers-111698789.html

The 4 Retrovirology Contamination Studies

Mouse DNA Contamination in Human Tissue Tested for XMRV http://www.retrovirology.com/content/7/1/108
 
Contamination of Human DNA Samples With Mouse DNA Can Lead to False Detection of XMRV-Like Sequences http://www.retrovirology.com/content/7/1/109
 
An Endogenous Murine Leukemia Viral Genome Contaminant in a Commercial PT-PCR Kit is Amplified Using Standard Primers for XMRV http://www.retrovirology.com/content/7/1/110
 
Disease-Associated XMRV Sequences Are Consistent With Laboratory Contamination http://www.retrovirology.com/content/7/1/111

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 http://www.retrovirology.com/content/7/1/112

Statement from the WPI
http://www.wpinstitute.org/news/docs/WPIResponseToRetrovirology122010.pdf 

Nevada Newsmakers 

Dr. Judy Mikovits and Annette Whittemore on Nevada Newsmakers
http://www.nevadanewsmakers.com/


Statement from Invest in ME

Biomedical Research into ME: Proper Science Will Prevail http://www.investinme.org/IIME%20Statement%202010-12-01.htm

Commentary

UK

The Guardian


BBC

ME, Or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ‘Not Caused by the XMRV Virus’, Say Researchers http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12041687

Independent


NHS Choices

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Virus Doubt (note the initial title in the body of the url) http://www.nhs.uk/news/2010/12December/Pages/chronic-fatigue-syndrome-xmrv-virus-disputed.aspx

BMJ

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is Not Caused By XMRV Virus, Study Shows http://www.bmj.com/content/341/bmj.c7358.extract

Letter to Editor
http://www.bmj.com/content/341/bmj.c7358/reply

US

Vincent Racaniello - Virology 



Wall Street Journal


International


Blog Commentary

Daily Kos


The CFS Report 

Media Blitz: Virologists/UK Researchers Publicly Dismiss CFS--MLV Association http://www.cfidsreport.com/News/10_Coffin_Towers_Rip_XMRV_Findings.html

CFS Central


General News

CDC

New Chronic Viral Diseases Branch Chief http://www.cdc.gov/cfs/news/cvbd/index.html

Science Commentary

Nature

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 http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v468/n7326/full/468867a.html

Nice Guidelines Blogspot

Tope Ten Biomedical Research Findings In ME/CFS by Professor Komaroff http://niceguidelines.blogspot.com/2010/12/top-ten-biomedical-research-findings-in.html

Newsweek

Could a Virus Cause Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Research

Chimerix’s Antiviral CMX157 Demonstrates Positive Phase 1 Clinical Results with Favorable Pharmacokinetics, Safety and Tolerability http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/chimerixs-antiviral-cmx157-demonstrates-positive-phase-1-clinical-results-with-favorable-pharmacokinetics-safety-and-tolerability-111779284.html

Long-chain Acylcarnitine Deficiency in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients. Potential Involvement of Altered Carnitine Palmitoyltransferase-I Activity http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2796.2010.02341.x/citedby



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 http://www.mdpi.com/1999-4915/2/10/2235/

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 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20038921

Human APOBEC3 Proteins Can Inhibit Xenotropic Murine Leukemia Virus-Related Virus Infectivity http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21131013

The Newcastle NHS Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Service: Not All Fatigue is the Same http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21132135

Frequency and Content Analysis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Medical Text Books http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21128580

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
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0015632

Revisiting Human Natural Killer Cell Subset Function Revealed Cytolytic CD56dimCD16+ NK Cells As Rapid Producers of Abundant IFN-γ On Activation
CD16 http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2010/12/23/1012356108.abstract?etoc 

Plasma Neuropeptide Y: A Biomarker for Symptom Severity in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
http://www.behavioralandbrainfunctions.com/content/6/1/76

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? http://liamscheff.com/2010/05/an-onoff-switch-for-retroviruses-can-it-be-that-simple/


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