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Czech article on XMRV/CFS and the Dr. Alter study

Discussion in 'XMRV Research and Replication Studies' started by eric_s, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. eric_s

    eric_s Senior Member

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    Hi all

    Here's a czech article that sounds very interesting, i'm not really sure what to make of it, though.
    The translation (Google) is not very good, but there's at least one member from the Czech Republic here, Alesh, who should be able to translate it and might also ask some questions to Science World or the author.
    It might be referring to that article, published on the 24th of June http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2010/06/chronic-fatigue-syndrome-blame.html. If it's new, it would indicate that Dr. Alter still supports the initial findings reported.

    http://scienceworld.cz/aktuality/chronickou-unavu-asi-opravdu-vyvolava-virus-5896

     
  2. HopingSince88

    HopingSince88 Senior Member

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    A little topsy-turvey...but looks like a positive article in my reading of it.
     
  3. Tuha

    Tuha Senior Member

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    Hi,
    I am not czech but I can understand very well. The article doesnt say anything really new. what is maybe interesting that they say that Alter from NIH found XMRV almost in all tested patients.
    But I am not sur if this is really relevant information and from witch source they have this information.
    But what is possitiv that article like this is in a czech newspaper.
     
  4. Alesh

    Alesh Senior Member

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    So you must be Slovak. :D Indeed there is nothing new in the article.
     
  5. eric_s

    eric_s Senior Member

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    But why did they publish that now? If it's news that's more than a month old? Is that journal only published every couple of months? But also in that case they should mention some dates. And they don't say that the study is not published yet, they present the findings as fact.
     
  6. urbantravels

    urbantravels disjecta membra

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    Things get reposted, reblogged, retweeted all over the internet for months after they originally appear, in multiple languages, and a lot of it is done by bots, not humans. If we got excited every time a rehashed piece of information gets regurgitated somewhere on the Web... No. There is no new news here.
     

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