hi all. according to the National ME/FM Action Network, dr. jolicoeur will be conducting another study looking for XMRV in CFS patients, and says he is not discouraged by the negative results of the first study he did.
I hope that this time he would make an exact replication of the WPI's study, and would also test all of the negatives from the Culture/PCR, with the 3 other methods.
That is ofcourse unless he doesn't want to find XMRV. Because until today, these are the only methods that are known to find XMRV in the blood when it's there.
If you've contact with him, you have to try and persuade him to use the exact methods that were used by the WPI (and to talk to them to ask how to make the tests - not to rely on any written data, because there might be missing stuff there that would be crucial), and to replicate their study (including cohort celection etc.). This is very very very important.