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3 New XMRV Papers!

Discussion in 'XMRV Research and Replication Studies' started by VillageLife, May 16, 2012.

  1. FancyMyBlood

    FancyMyBlood Senior Member

    Please correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Mikovits find the same % of antibodies in the controls vs. patients in the BWG study? If so it's still interesting to see where those antibodies are coming from (in my understanding they can't be explained by contamination), but they're not ME/CFS specific.
  2. Daffodil

    Daffodil Senior Member

    Bob...what is the point in deleting my post when it has been quoted in other posts many times?

    i shouldnt have stated anything as fact, you are right. i was an idiot.

    truth is, my source told me why the antibody tests probably dont mean anything but i dont remember any of it and didnt understand it.

    i just wanted to tell you what i heard.
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  3. barbc56

    barbc56 Senior Member

    VOC thank you for posting these studies.

    Vincent Racaniello wrote about them in his blog today:


    However, just because something is possible does not necessarily make it probable and IMHO the reality is that the most likely explanation is contamination. I will write another post on why I think this as this getting rather long and I am having trouble with my computer. I can't emphasize enough that I had high hopes for XMRV so it was disappointing to get all the negative studies. I guess it's better to find out now rather than later.

    While I think there is some merit in further studies I would rather see the money spent on studies that look for other causes such as another RV, viruses and the possibility that are immune systems make us susceptible to viruses others to not catch.

    Barb C.:>)

    ETA Please excuse any typos, I am having a great deal of difficulty posting this and don't know if it is my computer or not. If I have to edit again, I am going to start screaming.:eek:
  4. Bob


    England (south coast)
    OK Daffodil, thank you for acknowledging that it wasn't helpful.

    For future reference, I don't think there's any point in passing on what you've 'heard', unless there is some evidence to back it up, or at least you can explain exactly what you've heard. It's such a complex subject, that any information needs to be scrutinised, and cannot be taken at face value. We all have opinions about the subject, but that doesn't mean they are factually correct.

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