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Bob has a total of 9 entries.

  1. Bob
    Continuing my recent theme of mild rants, and letting off steam, I'm going to be a bit controversial here, and put this out there for philosophical discussion... Rehabilitation has a number of meanings. It can also mean to 'help to readapt' or 'the restoration of someone to a useful place in society' or to 'restore to useful life'. There's also political rehabilitation, but that's probably...
    Bob, Jul 25, 2013
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    Feedback, corrections, discussion and criticism are very welcome. I've also attached a PDF version for easy printing. Contents Preface Introduction Contamination theories The WPIs methodologies Lack of sequence variation John Coffins conclusions regarding the origins of XMRV (A recombination event) Switzer - Publishes new XMRV varieties, and challenges Coffin's recombination...
    Bob, Jul 2, 2011
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    I've collated a list of the most significant, published and unpublished, international positive XMRV studies that I know about, including the European and Japanese research studies ... along with a very brief summary of each of them. I've included the links to the published papers, or to the unpublished abstracts, or to other sources the information if I haven't seen the actual papers. If...
    Bob, Nov 11, 2010
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    MLV = Murine Leukaemia Virus. MLV's are mouse retroviruses that cause cancer in certain mice. MuLV - MLV's are also known as MuLV's. mERV - Some types of MLV's are also known as mERV's (mouse endogenous retroviruses), but not all MLV's are endogenous. XMRV is a human retrovirus and it is similar to (but not the same as) certain MLV's (mouse viruses). XMRV is not an MLV, but it is a...
    Bob, Nov 9, 2010
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    I can't guarantee that this blog is 100% accurate because I'm not an expert in mouse virology! But I think it's all accurate, after having done some heavy-duty reading about it all. This is purely a discussion of my understanding of the subject, as a lay person. Any comments or corrections are welcome. Update: I made an error in this blog regarding the behaviour, and method of transmission,...
    Bob, Oct 22, 2010
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    Hi everyone, I was asked to write an 'XMRV for Dummies' on another forum (i.e. a simple explanation of XMRV research to date)... I thought it might also be helpful for some people on this forum, so here it is... It's such a complex subject, and I've written a lot of it from memory so there maybe some errors... if anyone spots any errors, I'd be very grateful if you could let me know please, so...
    Bob, Oct 19, 2010
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    MLV related viruses - a simpler explanation For a more in-depth discussion of MLV-related viruses, please see my previous blog entry, here: MLV-related viruses - an explanation MLV = Mouse Leukaemia virus MLV's are mouse retroviruses that cause cancer in certain mice. Judy Mikovits and Harvey Alter have discovered a variety of MLV-related viruses in ME/CFS patients. These...
    Bob, Aug 30, 2010
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    What the FDA/NIH study means to us... my personal take on the situation... Hi everyone, It seems to me that this news has sent our world into a bit of a spin... it has mine anyway... The results of the study weren't quite what we were expecting, and we are not quite sure what to make of it... We were expecting an XMRV confirmation study, but there wasn't any XMRV... We'd pinned much...
    Bob, Aug 29, 2010
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    This blog relates to the paper published by the NIH/FDA in USA which found MLV-related viruses in 86% of ME patients, published on 23rd August 2010. http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2010/08/16/1006901107.full.pdf+html I've now also written a much briefer explanation of MLV-related viruses, which might also be helpful, here: MLV related viruses - a simpler explanation...
    Bob, Aug 27, 2010