Yes, it is confusing - since I have to deal with the time zones quite a bit, I'm familiar with the confusion: I think it's because we're not on GMT in the UK at the moment, we're on British Summer Time (BST) (+1 hour), so 4.01am GMT is 5.01am UK time (BST).
Published on Tuesday 18 September 2012 00:00
VIRUSES have nothing to do with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), despite earlier evidence of a link, a study has shown.
The new findings deepen the mystery surrounding the cause of the debilitating condition, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).
Scientists dismissed previous claims that two viruses, known as XMRV and pMLV, may underlie CFS. “The bottom line is we found no evidence of infection with XMRV and pMLV,” said Dr Ian Lipkin, a member of the research team at Columbia University in New York City. “These results refute any correlation between these agents and disease.”
In 2009 and 2010, separate studies found the two viruses in the blood of CFS patients, raising hopes of identifying an easily treatable cause of the condition. But since then, other investigators have been unable to confirm the results.
definately miss informing everyone that viruses arent involved in cfs/me, its the 2 retroviruses not bloody viruses in general, bloody idiots. That sort of info could stop a doc from prescribing antivirals to a patient when it doesnt really refer to the herpes viruses which are found reactivating in many of us???