Tagged: CFS

Trust science, not scientists - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Nov 03, 2011

Trust science, not scientists says the title of an article written by virologist Professor Vincent Racanielo. It’s a great line. Vincent Racanielo was writing in the context of the continued saga over proposals of a link between the mouse XMRV virus (xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). My interest … Read More

Friday round-up: zombies, cats, embargoes, XMRV papers - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jul 02, 2010

[caption id="attachment_2822" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Zombie-eyed* polydactyl kitten (Source: Wikimedia Commons.)"] [/caption] Scienceblogs has gone zombie. There are zombie articles coming out all over the place… A good starting point is the list PZ Myers has put together. (He fingers Scicurious as the original vector. She is happy about the Zombie Menace…) More seriously, this is a … Read More

XMRV prompts media thought: ask for the ’state of play’ - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jun 29, 2010

Previously I considered that media might ask experts what is known rather than their opinion.* [caption id="attachment_2805" align="alignleft" width="236" caption="XMRV (Source: Singh Laboratory, University of Utah.)"][/caption] The fuss about the potential link between XMRV and CFS over the past few months has reminded me of the need for coverage to present what the current state … Read More

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Oct 10, 2009

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome sufferers the world over will be very happy that there is now reliable evidence that the  virus XMRV is a likely cause of CFS. XMRV is a retrovirus found in rats, which has previously been implicated in certain type of aggressive prostate cancer. This study ably demonstrates that 67% of CFS sufferers carry the [...] … Read More