The 12th Invest in ME Conference, Part 1
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CFIDS Association of America, XMRV Research Report

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  1. *GG*

    *GG* Senior Member

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    1st International XMRV Workshop Report

    XMRV has been discussed at numerous scientific sessions since its discovery in 2006, but the 1st International XMRV Workshop was the first scientific conference dedicated solely to presentations about the family of gammaretroviruses that includes XMRV and polytropic murine leukemia viruses (MLVs) associated with prostate cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Over the two-day session, 43 new presentations of data were made by groups from around the world following an opening address by NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins. The final question and answer session was webcast and abstracts are available online. Science magazine and NCI Cancer Bulletin provided short follow-up reports, and the organizing committee is preparing a manuscript of the proceedings for publication in Retrovirology, an online, open-access journal. Our report on the conference and a comparison of new data on the prevalence of XMRV and MLVs in samples from CFS patients supplement these reports and provide a focus on the CFS data and key issues raised at the conference.

    While the Workshop did not provide satisfying resolution or easy answers, there was considerable optimism among speakers and panelists about the accelerating pace of progress. Most agreed that accord on key issues is likely less than a year away. While that timetable is little comfort to people whose lives have been derailed by any of the conditions linked to this family of retroviruses, this meeting demonstrated that XMRV has rallied scientific interest unmatched in the history of CFS.

    To learn more about the research presented at this meeting:

    Read the report, "Of Mice and Men: A Summary of the First International XMRV Workshop," by Kim McCleary, Steven Kleinman, BSc, MD, and Suzanne Vernon, PhD.
    http://www.cfids.org/xmrv/wrkshp-report.pdf


    Review the Comparison of Studies of the Prevalence of XMRV/MLVs in CFS
    http://www.cfids.org/xmrv/wrkshp-data-comparison.pdf


    View the meeting abstracts
    http://www.virology-education.com/i...erial/vid/1A5D65BD-FB8B-8AE1-5E10829372D080B4


    Watch the final Q&A session
    http://videocast.nih.gov/Summary.asp?File=16098


    Read the report in NCI Cancer Bulletin
    http://www.cancer.gov/ncicancerbulletin/092110/page5


    Read the summary of the Science magazine article (Note: Science magazine content is available to subscribers only and copyright protections apply.)
    http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/summary/329/5998/1454


    Our Mission:
    For CFS to be widely understood, diagnosable,
    curable and preventable.


    Our Strategy:
    To stimulate research aimed at the early detection, objective diagnosis and effective treatment of CFS through expanded public, private and commercial investment.


    Our Core Values:
    To lead with integrity, innovation and purpose.
     
  2. Otis

    Otis Señor Mumbler

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    I found the comparison PDF the most useful. Too bad I no longer have access to a color plotter so I could print a giant version and hang it on the wall.
     
  3. illsince1977

    illsince1977 A shadow of my former self

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    There you go letting your geek flag fly again, Otis! :Retro wink:
     
  4. Otis

    Otis Señor Mumbler

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    Oops. :rolleyes:

    We (well - really I) need an avatar with a pocket protector. :D
     
  5. illsince1977

    illsince1977 A shadow of my former self

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    My avatar is a fractal. Get me one of those pocket protectors, too, will you? ;)
     
  6. Otis

    Otis Señor Mumbler

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    I love fractals I've been meaning to compliment you on your avatar.

    Sorry folks, I return you to your regularly scheduled thread.
     
  7. Otis

    Otis Señor Mumbler

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    I love fractals I've been meaning to compliment you on your avatar.

    Sorry folks, I return you to your regularly scheduled thread.
     

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