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Amy Dockser Marcus on Ila Singh's paper and Lipkin study

Discussion in 'Media, Interviews, Blogs, Talks, Events about XMRV' started by urbantravels, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. urbantravels

    urbantravels disjecta membra

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    http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2010/11/04/whats-next-for-x-as-in-xmrv/

  2. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Thanks, urban - we should all visit Amy's page so her bosses on the WSJ can see the hits and let's leave her some positive comments as well. I just left one.

    I thought this was interesting: "The guidance comes at an opportune moment. W. Ian Lipkin, the Columbia University-based virus hunter tasked by the government with resolving some of the XMRV questions, is convening a meeting this week."

    I wonder what sort of meeting, and with whom?
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    Merry Senior Member

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    Thank you for posting the link, urbantravels.

    And thank you, Sasha, for the suggestion to leave a comment about the article.
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    LaurelW Senior Member

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    Yup, me too. It was hard not to act like a groupie at the OFFER conference in September when I talked to her.
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    ixchelkali Senior Member

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    So what about this meeting that Ian Lipkin is convening this week? What do we know about it? Like who's invited, and are they going to tell us what comes out of it?
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    CBS Senior Member

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    I know of a few key people who are "out of town and unavailable until next week," whatever that means.:innocent1:
  7. George

    George waitin' fer rabbits

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    The meeting this week was mentioned at the CFSAC by Mr Mangan. The phase II portion of the BWG is finished this week and folks are meeting to discuss primers that work in detecting clinical virus. I've been on the edge of my seat all week waiting for the poop, er, scoop. But dag nabit ther hasn't been a peep!
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    citybug Senior Member

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    Are any of the people patients, or advocates who understand the testing issues?
  9. pictureofhealth

    pictureofhealth XMRV - L'Agent du Jour

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    Quote - "Singh tells the Health Blog: “I sent a copy of my paper to Ian.” "

    Oh well done Ila! I really like this woman, she is so 'on the ball' and so well organised. I'm feeling v happy to have her doing her excellent research in this field.
  10. pictureofhealth

    pictureofhealth XMRV - L'Agent du Jour

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    Yup, it was mentioned a while back that we would get these results from the BWG's Phase 2 in 'early November'. Looks like the main honchos are convening then ...
  11. Otis

    Otis Señor Mumbler

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    OK, I'm with George. Where the poop, uh scoop, er peep? Any one of those things.
  12. George

    George waitin' fer rabbits

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    Hey ya Otis!!!

    I've been haunting every place I can think of and haven't found a peep about the results. Anybody know somebody who knows somebody who's got an inside?????? (batting doggy eyelashes)

    ummm, by the way Otis erm, are those like psychedelic titties in your avatar??? (blushing) I've been trying to figure it out for a while now. (grins)
  13. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    I thought they were cocktail umbrellas but had been too embarrassed to ask (Otis's previous avatar had been a posh data representation method and I had thought it was a teatowel).
  14. Otis

    Otis Señor Mumbler

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    George, are doggie minds always in the gutter? (big grins)

    I like Sasha's interpretation, and George has me looking at things in a new way. ;)

    There's really only one "cocktail umbrella" before I mirrored into a double image. It's actually from a photo where someone morphed an incredible stained glass window photo into that funnel shape. The original is pretty cool. I just wanted some color after the black and white BLAST results. So I guess I'm letting my freak flag fly after letting my geek flag fly.

    So now, wasn't it better when your imaginations were running wild? Time for a new avatar?
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    CBS Senior Member

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    I wasn't embarrassed before but I am now! And I thought that I was too sick to be twisted.
  16. urbantravels

    urbantravels disjecta membra

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    As I'm fond of saying, usually after getting busted for expression of my inappropriate ideas...I'm sick, but not DEAD.

    How about a nice out-with-the-trash Friday afternoon press release from the BWG letting us all know...something? Anything?
  17. Otis

    Otis Señor Mumbler

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    I've used that exact expression before urbaltravels.

    Perhaps CBS is more sick or we're more twisted. :D The latter is more contagious. :eek: :mask:

    Happy to keep everyone's imaginations going! What else do we have most of the time? :rolleyes:
  18. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

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    By George, I think George has got it. The NHLBI person at the CFSAC meeting said by early Nov this info would be coming out and would be very important to the XMRV story. This fits in with Dr. LeGrices statement to me (three weeks!). Lipkin's study is supposed to used the Blood Working Groups findings to form the protocols for sample collection, storage (and contamination) ...

    If CBS knows of missing personages my guess, based on the sphere in which he travels, is that thata could mean Dr. Montoya, Dr. Bateman and/or Dr. Singh :)
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    Hi urbantravels: but what about undead? ;) Welcome to the Xombie Apocalypse! Everyone is invited. All we are waiting for is official acknowledgment.

    Bye, Alex
  20. George

    George waitin' fer rabbits

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    ooohhh Xombi Apocalypse, I like it, it has a nice ring, and after invalidating my mornings I often feel like I've become one of the Xombies. (girns)

    Hey Otis, I can't help it I'm short and gutters are kind of at my eye level. (hhhheeeeehhhehe, grins) Besides I like your er, em, thingies. They remind me of mom, need several more though.

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