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Mikovits seminar at Cornell Friday, Feb. 5, 2010

Discussion in 'Media, Interviews, Blogs, Talks, Events about XMRV' started by Advocate, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. Advocate

    Advocate Senior Member

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    Seminar on newly discovered retrovirus, XMRV, in chronic fatigue syndrome patients


    The discovery of XMRV by Judy Mikovits and her colleagues at the Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease in Reno, NV holds promise for improved treatment strategies for these patients.

    You are invited to attend a seminar given by Dr. Mikovits at Cornell University:

    Detection and Immune Correlates of XMRV Infection
    in Neuroimmune Disease and Cancer

    Friday, Feb. 5, 2010
    12:15 p.m.
    Boyce Thompson Auditorium


    Dr. Mikovits's web page is at: http://www.wpinstitute.org/research/research_profiles.html

    If you would like to meet with Dr. Mikovits, please contact her host,
    Dr. Maureen Hanson (mrh5@cornell.edu).

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    Contributed by Jackie Wandell on 01/29/10

    XMRV was recently reported in October, 2009 in the journal Science that suggests a viral etiology for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

    CFS is characterized, most notably, by prolonged fatigue or post-exertional malaise following normal, non-stressful levels of physical activity that are typical of activities of daily living (ADL).

    Often those with CFS are unable to maintain a normal lifestyle, including regular employment, due to excessive recovery time associated with ADLs.
  2. FernRhizome

    FernRhizome Senior Member

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    Advocate:
    Where did you find the info on the Cornell Mikovits seminar? Is it for researchers/doctors? or for patients? or for both? It must have to do with the upcoming Cornell study. ~FernRhizome
  3. Advocate

    Advocate Senior Member

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    It's on an Ithaca College website, so I wonder if that means that people from both Cornell and Ithaca College will be working on the study that Mikovits mentioned in her California talk.
  4. Advocate

    Advocate Senior Member

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    The Ithaca College notice says that Dr. Maureen Hanson is the person to contact about the seminar. So I googled her, and learned that she is the one who advertised for a post-doc in December.

    From the description below, it sounds like a terrific study.

    http://www.upstatenyherc.org/c/job.cfm...
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  5. Advocate

    Advocate Senior Member

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    Moderator: Should this announcement have its own thread?

    I received a reply from Maureen Hansen, PhD, the organizer of the seminar.

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    I wonder if these people have done enough of a good job of getting this Mikovits Seminar into the mainstream media? Might hit AP, major newspapers, TV stations, etc.
  7. V99

    V99 *****

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    Perhaps some UK researchers need to be invited? like McClure. Free education.
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    Advocate, that's fantastic you can go to this!!!! It crossed my mind but would be a 2 day trip for me. As you can imagine I'd love to be there for the talk. I knew Cornell Univerisity was involved but didn't know about Ithaca College. Is Ithaca college part of Cornell? Or separate? ~FernRhziome
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    I just looked up Dr. Maureen Hanson too and it's funny that it sounds like she has a plant science research background, rather than human! ~FernRhziome
  10. Advocate

    Advocate Senior Member

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    Ithaca College is in the same town as Cornell. There's no connection, as far as I know.
  11. usedtobeperkytina

    usedtobeperkytina Senior Member

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    Well, Mikovitz sure is busy. Let's keep up the pressure. This is so wonderful. February 5? That is just two weeks since her last public performance. My goodness, we are going to get overloaded with information. I didn't understand 1/4 of what she said on Jan. 22. If this is for public, even if it is not, you guys in the area call local news media (print and T.V. and radio) and tell them about the talk so they can cover it.

    "Nevada Retrovirologist Discussed New Discovery Associated with Multiple Diseases"

    Can't you see a great headline like this?

    Or

    "Nevada Retrovirologist said Newly-discovered Virus Linked with Cancer and Other Diseases"

    Or

    "Is CFS, Autism, Fibromyalgia, Prostate Cancer and Breast Cancer Caused by Virus?"

    Tina
  12. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

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    The part I like most is this part: "If you would like to meet with Dr. Mikovits, please contact her host,
    Dr. Maureen Hanson (mrh5@cornell.edu)"

    She sounds pretty open to meet anybody that would like to talk to her. Who knows she might even give Dr Hanson a hand at finding XMRV in her study. Wessley did a really really big mistake (well many)
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    I'm on the edge of my seat waiting to hear what comes out of your study!! Please keep us posted!!!!!!

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    When there are any Cornell results I'll post them here, but it will be a few months wait I am sure. There will probably be some other studies out before then! It's hard to wait!!!!!

    Advocate:
    I got your private message and replied but the messages I sent back to you aren't appearing in my "sent" box. Did you happen to get them? ~FernRhizome
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    from dr hanson, who is organizing the cornell talk by judy mikovits....

    Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2010 13:34:40 -0500
    From: Maureen Hanson <mrh5@cornell.edu>
    Subject: Re: Judy Mikovits talk
    X-Originating-IP: [209.85.219.222]
    Sender: maureen.hanson@gmail.com


    While I understand the great interest that the CFS community has in any talk given by Dr. Judy Mikovits, her research seminar will not be videotaped or put online. Seminars in the Infection and Immunity Series are intended for graduate students, faculty, and other researchers at Cornell. All of the published data that Dr. Mikovits will cover is already available in her Santa Barbara talk at <http://prohealth.com>prohealth.com.

    Sincerely,

    Maureen Hanson
    Professor
  16. Hope123

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    Thanks for posting this!

    I will see if my scientist friend can attend it since she lives in upstate NY. On the one hand, it's good they're doing the study up there, esp. with the Lyndonville outbreak and Dr. Bell. On the other hand, Cornell's med school is based in NYC so their clinical staff is mostly down there.

    It's great to see Dr. Mikovits traveling and talking to other scientists. From Cort's report, Defreitas didn't do enough of this - not that I'm faulting her since she didn't have a whole lot of support and had her own issues to deal with.
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    usedtobeperkytina Senior Member

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    Still can't get some local news media attention, if you want.

    Tina
  18. Advocate

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    Mikovits seminar is NOT open to the public

    Below is a notice that appeared on Facebook today, announcing that the Cornell seminar is closed to the public. I suspect I am partly to blame for the closure.

    When I saw the notice on a little-read Ithaca College website, I was excited and wanted everyone to know. The website said the seminar was open to the public, so I announced it repeatedly on this forum. It didn't occur to me that it might hurt us, not help us, if I and others went to the seminar and reported on anything new we could pick up.

    I've had second thoughts. If XMRV researchers are unable to discuss their data in informal forums such as seminars for fear of having their off-the-record comments and preliminary data "published" on the internet, it might be detrimental to progress. I want progress more than anything.

    We all remember what happened to Elaine DeFreitas when her data was reported prematurely.

    So if you've packed your bags because of me, I apologize.
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    NOTICE FROM THE WHITTEMORE-PETERSON INSTITUTE

    It has become public knowledge that Dr. Mikovits will be meeting with Professor Maureen Hanson of the Department of Molecular Biology at Cornell University.

    While the majority of their time will be spent discussing molecular biology and techniques related to detecting the virus XMRV from clinical samples, Dr. Mikovits has agreed to give a lecture at Cornell.

    Seminars in the Infection and Immunity Series are intended for graduate students, faculty, and other researchers at Cornell and are not intended for the public.

    The room where the lecture will be held is quite small, and the topics will be technical, geared for graduate level studies.

    As for recording the lecture, we normally do not record such lectures and do not make them available on the internet. The reason for this is that we expect scientists to discuss not only their published work, but also their unpublished work, hypotheses, and preliminary data that has not yet been peer-reviewed and may not be sufficiently complete to submit for publication.

    The purpose of these lectures is partly for the researcher to get feedback from other scientists, exchange ideas, as well as informing other scientists of the new developments in a research project.

    We understand that there is a great interest in any news on the research front as regards XMRV and CFS, and are sorry that this lecture will not be open to the public.

    The published data that Dr. Mikovits will cover, along with extensive question and answer is already available from her Santa Barbara talk at prohealth.com.
  19. Oh, I do so hope this wasn't the WPI announcement that was supposed to happen today.

    Rachel xx
  20. Countrygirl

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    Dr Judy's lecture is TODAY. :victory: Does anyone know anyone who is able to attend and report back?

    Thanks. :Retro smile:

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