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Mouse virus erroneously linked to chronic fatigue syndrome (Peterson/Levy)

Discussion in 'Media, Interviews, Blogs, Talks, Events about XMRV' started by Jemal, May 31, 2011.

  1. Jemal

    Jemal Senior Member

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    This is the Peterson/Levy study. It's indeed negative and will be published in Science. This study is probably one of the reasons that prompted the editors to contact WPI and ask them to retract their study.

    Also everybody on antiretrovirals should stop taking them :angel:

    More:

    http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-05/uoc--mve052711.php
     
  2. JPV

    JPV ɹǝqɯǝɯ ɹoıuǝs

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    Comes as no surprise at all...
     
  3. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

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    Look at the article Peterson did end up supplying the patients. He apparently asked Levy to do the study but Dr. Kogelnik - who is associated with Dr. Montoya at Stanford did.
     
  4. justinreilly

    justinreilly Senior Member

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    So Levy and others have shown that the XMRV in Lombardi et al came from reagents or cell lines. Funny, I didn't see that proven in this or any other study. More overreaching with the headline and repeated statements that "XMRV is not the cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome." What is going on here?
     
  5. alex3619

    alex3619 Senior Member

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    Answer: Hyperbole.
     

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