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BWG Phase Two Results - Webinar

Discussion in 'Media, Interviews, Blogs, Talks, Events about XMRV' started by jspotila, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. Bob

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    I've been hearing for some time that Kate Bishop is taking XMRV seriously, and is engaging seriously in XMRV research. I don't know much about her, but I don't think that she's like Professor Myra McClure who has been aggressively hostile towards XMRV ever since she failed to detect it. I think that Bishop realises that her negative results were not conclusive evidence of absence. That's my interpretation of what I've read about her anyway. If you look at her NIMR profile, she doesn't seem to be denying the existence of XMRV at all, but seems to be actively accepting and promoting its existence and engaging in further research, which seems pretty comprehensive...

    Bishop even had a positive paper on XMRV published in March 2010...
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20194752

    So, hopefully, she's on our side now...

    I think that any research scientist who denies the existence of XMRV just because they can't detect it (i.e. Myra McClure), is going to look pretty ignorant and incompetent when the XMRV findings continue to be confirmed, as more studies are completed.

    I'd never heard of the UK's NIMR (National Institute for Medical Research) until Bishop came to our attention. The website says it is funded by the MRC and tax payers (same thing).
     
  2. jspotila

    jspotila Senior Member

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    DHHS has expressed interest in the number of people who register for/attend the webinar as a way of gauging the community's interest in the BWG study. You can register here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/985931313

    Show them we're interested! And (I hope) get answers to questions arising from yesterday's presentations about the study.
     
  3. George

    George waitin' fer rabbits

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    Hey JSpotila are they going to count the number who "register" or the number who "connect" to the webinar. Cause a lot of people would probably "register" that have really slow dial up connections and wouldn't be able to "connect". So is "register" like a vote or do they have to "connect" too???
     
  4. jspotila

    jspotila Senior Member

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    I don't know for sure, George, but I encourage everyone to register. There is always attrition between the number who register and number who connect, whether for dial up or other reasons. Err on the side of impressive numbers and register!
     
  5. VillageLife

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    really excited what time does this start in UK?!! thanks.:hug:
     
  6. eric_s

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    Should be at 6 pm London time
    And 7 pm CET for the rest of Western Europe
     
  7. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Hi Jennie - I think it's a great idea to show the DHHS that we're interested - wondered if you wanted to start a thread on the Action/Alerts subforum specifically about getting people to register.
     
  8. jspotila

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    Done, Sasha! Great suggestion!
     
  9. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Great! Hope we make a big splash in numbers!
     
  10. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    I signed up even though I will be at work.

    GG
     
  11. RivkaRivka

    RivkaRivka Senior Member

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    I'm on but hear and see nothing. is anyone else on the webinar and getting nothing?
     
  12. jspotila

    jspotila Senior Member

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    I got nothing. Still waiting for the organizer. They are probably having tech difficulties on the back end.
     
  13. RivkaRivka

    RivkaRivka Senior Member

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    okay! i got it now!
     
  14. RivkaRivka

    RivkaRivka Senior Member

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    i think it is kim talking. she said 457 people pre-registered for this!
     
  15. RivkaRivka

    RivkaRivka Senior Member

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    the recording and slides of this talk will be posted online within 1-2 days
     
  16. LJS

    LJS Insert Witty Comment Here

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    They generally do this withing the day of the presentation.
     
  17. RivkaRivka

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    is anyone watching today with me? right now the speaker is going over past studies that have found and not found xmrv. and diff types of testing methods. nothing new yet. but he says that what they will share today is what they shared at the FDA blood products advisory group meeting this wk.
     
  18. LaurelW

    LaurelW Senior Member

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    Yeah, the sound isn't great so it's hard to understand him.
     
  19. RivkaRivka

    RivkaRivka Senior Member

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    i can hear just fine... audio is fine on my end.
     
  20. leaves

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    Do we know what the false positive of WPI means for those of us that tested positive through VIP labs? I.e. is a false positive possible?
     

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