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Dr. Lipkin's Study

Discussion in 'XMRV Research and Replication Studies' started by Bevbh, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Bevbh

    Bevbh

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    Can somebody explain to me what the Lipkin study will be looking at and how it will be done? Will it be XMRV only or looking for a wider range of HGRVs?
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    Andrew Senior Member

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    If you are talking about the CFI study, my understanding is he's been hired to look for an infectious agent that could be causing CFS, regardless of whether it's a previously identified agent.
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    ixchelkali Senior Member

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    There are two Lipkin studies of ME/CFS. The first is a blinded study of detecting XMRV. The next is the Chronic Fatigue Initiative study of pathogenesis, which will simultaneous look at 20 pathogens other than XMRV for association with ME/CFS. Just which pathogens hasn't been announced yet.
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    redo Senior Member

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    +1 for posting ixchelkali. I haven't heard that (haven't been doing much reading lately). That's great news!
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    Hi ixchelkali, Thanks for the info.:D

    Also I was wondering, is there a list of those 20 pathogens Ian Lipkin will be searching for? Also how true is it that he will NOT be looking for Retro Virus?

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