How about adding: The Whittemore Peterson Institute and National Cancer Institute have found the best tests for XMRV to be culture for 5 weeks or antibody tests. McClure and other researchers from the UK have not tried these methods. Unstimulated polymerase chain reaction tests are least likely to show the retrovirus found in ME/CFS and prostate cancer.
or a quote from Alter?
The problem is that people reading might not have all the facts and could absorb McClure's message.
I like the demands.
Keep hitting on them. Send NIH emails and scream. Ensure that they know we are going to make this a very public issue so that the American public is aware of the games that this part of the NIH is playing with us - and the rest of the American public.
Also, send Myra and email or put her email address in with the others so that she see WE DO NOT WANT HER! Now, would you go where you are clearly not wanted? I wouldn't. So hit McClure's email as well. firstname.lastname@example.org - If someone has a better email for McClure please post it so we can all tell her that we do NOT WANT HER HERE.
Surly this doesn't surprise anyone? Does it??? I've said it before and I'll say it again the NIH (and CDC, DHS etc.) are just putting on an elaborate Dog and Pony Show to drag things out and kill the media buzz that followed the XMRV discovery.
There is the up and coming State of the Knowledge Workshop for ME/CFS at the NIH, April 7-8th, 2011. After that they'll do a few quick studies a little research. Then I suspect the NIH's Golden Boy Virologist Ian Lipkin will release his finds regarding XMRV that basically implies that there is nothing to it.
Then the Collective Health Organizations of the World will basically say Move along folks nothing to see here move along now. We've actually got important medical mysteries to solve. The news media will scratch their heads and say whats this all about. Their programming or content director will say run a clip or blurb about it we need a health segment for this day here. The general public will see it and shrug their shoulders.
I want to be optimistic I really do I want to say that science will sort science out and that to be fact. I don't want to be one of those crack pot conspiracy nuts I really don't. But IMO its almost reached the point of nondeniability.
@Cort- on the excellent twiv podcast with Tuller, Racienello said he expected the XMRV studies to come thru one of the two virology panels (there are 7 more for HIV) and he's on one of them. do they go to the "CFS" one or to a virology one. if they go to a 'cfs' one, i think we should probably try to get them re-routed to virology because there does seem to be a competence for virology on the 'cfs' sep. What do you think? anyone else want to comment?