I am in the middle of my long term disability appeal. I wonder if the insurance company is aware of the ongoings of XMRV-related research or not and if that will have any impact on their decision. however, it is my guess it won't. The 'doctor' (and I use the term loosely) they used to review my file the first time around was a moron. The best part is that my attorney uncovered a separate lawsuit involving this doctor and another patient because he was such a moron and didn't even review the files. The judgement was for the patient.