The 12th Invest in ME Research Conference June, 2017, Part 2
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NIH Funds New Microarray System to Detect Herpes and Enteroviruses in CSF

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Gemini, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Gemini

    Gemini Senior Member

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    http://www.genomeweb.com//node/975704?hq_e=el&hq_m=1061384&hq_l=2&hq_v=e03439a25b

    Specifically, the Frederick, Md.-based company [Akonni] is using the [$300K NIH] grant to develop a closed amplicon RT-PCR microarray for detecting enterovirus, herpes viruses, and West Nile virus in CSF. The herpes viruses targeted by the technology include herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2; varicella-zoster virus; cytomegalovirus; and human herpesvirus type 6.
     
  2. Enid

    Enid Senior Member

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    That is encouraging to see Gemini - many thanks, always felt something should have been found at lumbar puncture stage way back.
     
  3. Gemini

    Gemini Senior Member

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    Agree Enid. They reference diagnosis of "viral encephalitis":

    The Laboratory of Viral Diseases at the Wadsworth Center in Albany, NY, is collaborating on the project. Together it and Akonni will "study, develop, and test a 'closed amplicon' gel element of RT-PCR and contribute to the development of more rapid, affordable, and comprehensive methods for diagnosing viral encephalitis and meningitis," Akonni said.

    Hope Akonni is aware of ME/CFS.
     

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