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Study proposed for Otago University (NZ) in 2010.

Discussion in 'XMRV Research and Replication Studies' started by anne_likes_red, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. anne_likes_red

    anne_likes_red Senior Member

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    Tragedy

    about Dr Holmes' samples. Tragedy about his reasearch not being continued.


    My understanding is that Otago wishes to collect and store samples again. Hope that can go ahead! We need research to be seen through to the end!

    PS maybe the samples for next year's proposed study aren't collected yet?
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    Alice Band PWME - ME by Ramsay

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    Oh dear, Suzanne,

    What a shame the blood samples were thrown out and such a short time ago (3 years).

    I guess some of the original people will be able to give blood now to compare but it would have been better to thaw the original samples and compare for the definitive answer.

    At least there is the possibility of a research project at least. Hope it can go ahead.
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    anne_likes_red Senior Member

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    If blood samples had been kept from several of the original mid 80's "outbreaks" for analysis today, I think that would be really something to look at.

    But I'm not suggesting they figure out time travel before they figure out ME/CFS :eek: No, no.

    Are many of the original Tapanui Flu people still around I wonder?
    Have many recovered?
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    Alice Band PWME - ME by Ramsay

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    There was a 10 year study published that showed many improved and recovered. However, the patients didn't agree with this and there was a lot of argument afterwards.

    Still lots of people around with an original Tapanui flu dx.
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    ukxmrv Senior Member

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    Has anyone heard further about this project?
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    ukxmrv Senior Member

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    Just bumping this up to see it here has been any further news
  7. Yes the Otago university has a researcher working with the NZ ANZMES to get the research going. Hopefully we will know soon what the decisions are about going ahead. It all looks positive so far as to setting up the research team. Fingers crossed.
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    Thanks Frankie, would tie up a few loose threads!

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