A few quick points. First, thanks so much for posting this wonderful in-depth coverage! The side stories really do add texture to the development of the institute and to Dr. Mikovits' motivation for working in this field. (Ironically, the reporter is a good friend and previous colleague of my spouse. They worked together for many years in Reno, until he moved to So.Cal in the mid 1980s, which is when we met... She doesn't know I have had FM (and CFS symptoms...) for all these many years... ) I had no problem getting onto the RGJ article clicking onto the hyperlink in the earlier post, or by going directly to the RGJ website... It is a well-done story. I new to these forums so I don't know how to do this, but could someone email the article to Advocate? It is 3 pages, so I hesitate to cut and paste to post here. Don't know if there are limits or the correct protocol...I hope that Advocate gets to read it, though... Re: ID docs, is that infectious disease doctors? I've never seen one, but a friend of mine with a documented IGg deficiency and a multitude of infections has not had great experience with the ones she has seen. But, isn't this Montoya's specialty? If the retrovirus pans out for at least a subset of patients as a cause, doctors will begin to take that seriously. At any rate, I think any type of biomarker or diagnostic test will be helpful in this field, whether it is XMRV or cytokine signatures (?) and/or some other easily accessible way of documenting that the patient has CFS or possibly related condition. Finally, the article clearly states that the WPI is a non-profit, which means donations would be tax-deductible; this makes me more inclined to put the word out to trusted family and friends, to request that they donate as well. (I am still "in the closet" with many (most) people I know as to my own health symptoms, dx, and concerns... ) Thanks, J.