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Cold Sore Linked to Mutation in Gene

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Waverunner, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. Waverunner

    Waverunner Senior Member

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    Yes, I often wonder why they only give the gene name. Sometimes I believe, that they don't want patients to actually look into these things, especially since 23andme is popular.Patronizing and hubris are two huge problems, the medical field is facing. The less patients get involved, the less they can criticize and change. Change is something most people highly dislike.
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    The researchers almost certainly have identified the SNP ... but the media articles about that research always leave it out.
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    Were you taking those two immune modulators at the same time, Sushi, or one after the other? Are you still taking either? I think you are still on GcMAF? Thanks.
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    Interestingly, I'd never had a cold sore in my life, until a few months (possibly 4 to 6?) before I got ME. I was working in a filthy hospital at the time, and a number of the patients had cold sores at the same time. So I picked it up through normal social contact, which I didn't think was possible. Some sort of virulent strain? But I was also getting a series of Hep B booster vaccines at the time as well. So perhaps I had a combination of immune onslaughts going on at the time.
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    But why do they leave it out? The identified SNPs are the most important part because we can actually compare it to our results at 23andme.
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    Because it's not relevant to most of their readers. We're an unusual subset, with 1) access to our genetic data, and 2) a special interest in seeing if we have these variations.
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    The original studies are one thing but the related use in newspaper articles or science news (e.g. sciencedaily) are to be viewed different in my eyes. These sites are viewed by people who are interested. These people therefore likely have genetic information. It would be very convenient and no problem to actually name the SNPs in those articles.
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    Yes, I was taking them at the same time and still take them. Nexavir seems to work on cell wells as I understand it, and thus indirectly as an antiviral.

    Best,
    Sushi
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