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Researchers: Drugs show promise in fight against cancer, CFS

Posted Apr 04 2010 6:11am
April 1st, 2010 @ 10:28pm
By Ed Yeates

SALT LAKE CITY -- Researchers in Utah have found certain drugs that attack the HIV virus also appear to attack another retrovirus linked with prostate cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Out of all the things that bug our bodies, there are only three human retroviruses that we know of that have now been linked to some very serious ailments: One is HIV, which causes AIDS; another is connected with T-cell lymphomas and a neuroimmune illness called Tropical Spinal Paraplegia, where victims become paralyzed from the waist down.

Now, University of Utah and Emory University researchers are looking at a third retrovirus, called XMRV, and its link to prostate cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) -- an elusive multi-symptom illness that causes overwhelming fatigue and muscular pain.... read more .
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