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Reuters: Study isolates virus in chronic fatigue sufferers

Discussion in 'Media, Interviews, Blogs, Talks, Events about XMRV' started by Kati, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

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    http://www.canada.com/health/Study isolates virus chronic fatigue sufferers/2085993/story.html

    New Information here... Anyone has access to Science?
     
  2. gracenote

    gracenote All shall be well . . .

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    This doesn't appear to be new to me.
     
  3. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

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    Scroll down they are talking about Velcade, an anti-cancer drug that could help us.
     
  4. Esther12

    Esther12

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    Drat.

    Title should probably be edited, as it looks like this is not new. Briefly thrilling.
     
  5. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

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    The Velcade information is new. And I believe Reuters getting involved is big, spreading information and preparing people for the next wave.
     
  6. Esther12

    Esther12

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    Oh - sorry. I thought you'd assumed this was new too.

    The title does make it sound like a new study has isolated XMRV in CFS patients though.
     
  7. cfs since 1998

    cfs since 1998

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    Velcade isn't new, it was in the Oct 8th Reuters too, just forgotten about, and I don't think WPI or anyone ever explained why it was being looked at. But thanks for reminding us. Maybe the thread title should be "What ever happened to Velcade?"?
     
  8. Andrew

    Andrew Senior Member

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    If my memory and research is right, check this out.

    a. Velcade is used to treat mantel cell lymphoma.
    b. People with CFS show a higher rate of mantel cell lymphoma.

    a. Proteasome inhibitors are drugs that block the action of proteasomes, cellular complexes that break down proteins, like the p53 protein.
    b. I remember reading some place that CFS patients have compromised p53 protein. I just don't remember if it was a study or a theory. But this another connection.
     
  9. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

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    Well done Andrew. If I may add it is not only given in mantle cell lymphoma but other types of cancer and also used in different clinical trials for all kinds of cancer. I am sure Dr Singh, Silverman, Ruscetti, Mikovits and Goff will put their brain together and put all these good drugs to good use for all of us.
     

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