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Lipkin Leak?

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Elisa, Sep 17, 2012.

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  1. http://www.scotsman.com/news/health/viral-infection-ruled-out-as-cause-of-me-1-2531721

    Viral infection ruled out as cause of ME

    Published on Tuesday 18 September 2012 00:00
    VIRUSES have nothing to do with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), despite earlier evidence of a link, a study has shown.

    The new findings deepen the mystery surrounding the cause of the debilitating condition, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).

    Scientists dismissed previous claims that two viruses, known as XMRV and pMLV, may underlie CFS. “The bottom line is we found no evidence of infection with XMRV and pMLV,” said Dr Ian Lipkin, a member of the research team at Columbia University in New York City. “These results refute any correlation between these agents and disease.”

    In 2009 and 2010, separate studies found the two viruses in the blood of CFS patients, raising hopes of identifying an easily treatable cause of the condition. But since then, other investigators have been unable to confirm the results.
     
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  2. Hi all,

    FYI

    I am not certain the above is legit or an early press leak - but I decided to post it anyway.

    I hope for our sake - that's NOT it!

    God Bless,

    Elisabeth
     
  3. ukxmrv

    ukxmrv Senior Member

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    We don't know the actual date and time the actual press embargo ends do we?
     
  4. 12:01 AM from what I know...
     
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  6. urbantravels

    urbantravels disjecta membra

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    Moderators, you might consider combining the several threads that have sprung up about the release of the Lipkin results...
     
  7. Kina

    Kina Moderation Team Lead

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    Thanks urbantravels, I will look at merging the threads. :)
     
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    Kina Moderation Team Lead

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    Hello all. I am going to close this thread. Please continue your conversation here. Thank you.

    Kina.
     
  9. Snow Leopard

    Snow Leopard Senior Member

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    What a BS headline, considering Lipkin and colleagues are doing more virus related studies as we speak.
     
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