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XMRV in the news

Monday 12 October 2009

NewpapersNews about the XMRV retrovirus has flooded both print and online media.

The research results that sparked the news first appeared online in Science magazine on October 8:

Science: "Detection of an Infectious Retrovirus, XMRV, in Blood Cells of Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" (Abstract)

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Supporting Online Material (PDF, 3.32MB)

In addition to our previous news item, the following is a (steadily growing) list of articles about XMRV. It will be updated regularly:

On this page:

Articles

Video

Audio

Articles

30/01/10

About.com
XMRV & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: What Can Retroviruses Do?
(Op-Ed piece by Adrienne Dellwo) (US)

(date unknown)

Phoenix Rising
The First Retrovirus in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)
(Op-Ed piece by Cort Johnson) (US)

13/01/10

Phoenix Rising
XMRV Imperial College Replication Attempt: The Brits Smack XMRV...Or Do They?
(Op-Ed piece by Cort Johnson) (US)

13/01/10

The Reno Gazette-Journal
Reno researchers dispute British challenge to virus discovery
(US)

17/12/09

The ME Association
Appeal for funds for a UK study into XMRV and cell cytotoxicity
(UK)

16/12/09

BrainWorld
Is a virus the culprit in cases of chronic fatigue?
(US)

10/12/09

About.com: Fibromyalgia & CFS Blog
Study to Examine XMRV in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
(US)

10/12/09

New Zealand Herald News
Scientists may have found cause of ME
(NZ)

9/12/09

Neurology Today
Neurologists intrigued, but not convinced, by study linking retrovirus to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
(US)

7/12/09

The ME Association
XMRV virus is susceptible to the antiviral drug AZT
(UK)

3/12/09

CFIDS Association of America
HHS Coordinating Xenotropic Murine Leukemia Virus-Related Virus (XMRV) Scientific Activities
(US)

2/12/09

The Dr Oz Show
What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and how is XMRV related
(US)

2/12/09

DrDonnica.com
XMRV Sheds New Light on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
(US)

26/11/09

The ME Association
XMRV replication study in Sweden - announcement by MERUK and Irish ME Trust
(UK)

18/11/09

New Scientist
ME or not ME
(Op-Ed piece by John Greensmith) (UK)

13/11/09

CO-CURE Archives
XMRV is not CFS
(Op-Ed piece by Mary Schweitzer, PhD) (US)

13/11/09

ProHealth
Reno-based VIP Dx Lab is Licensed to Offer Whittemore-Peterson’s XMRV Test – Net Proceeds Dedicated to WPI Research
(US)

11/11/09

The New York Times
A Big Splash From an Upstart Medical Center
(US)

10/11/09

Cleveland.com: Health and Fitness
Top scientists to meet at Cleveland Clinic on trail of XMRV, a suspect in prostate cancer
(US)

03/11/09

David S Bell, MD
Lyndonville News newsletter: Volume 6, Number 3, November 2009
(US)

03/11/09

University of Florida College of Medicine Insider
Chronic fatigue syndrome, cancer linked to new virus
(US)

01/11/09

The Reno Gazette-Journal
Patients hope for vaccines; researchers eye links to other diseases
(US)

31/10/09

The Reno Gazette-Journal
Medical breakthrough puts Reno in spotlight
(US)

30/10/09

ABC News
Chronic Fatigue Patients: No Longer Fakes?
(US)

30/10/09

American Chronicle
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Retrovirus
(US)

29/10/09

ME/CFS Watch
XMRV: Reno scientists prepare to address federal health officials
(US)

27/10/09

The Washington Post
Don't wait for a cure to appear
(Op-Ed piece by Zachary Sklar) (US)

26/10/09

Earth Times
Cooperative Diagnostics Launches New Diagnostic Test for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Associated Virus
(US)

25/10/09

ME Agenda
Lecture by Nancy Klimas MD: The New XMRV Virus and What it Means to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients
(UK)

24/10/09

About.com: Fibromyalgia & CFS Blog
XMRV: Is It Time to Leave 'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome' Behind?
(US)

23/10/09

CFIDS Association of America
Interim XMRV Guidelines from National Cancer Institute
(US)

21/10/09

Palm Beach Daily News
Virus may be cause of chronic fatigue syndrome
(US)

21/10/09

ProHealth
Dr. David Bell on XMRV Research: "Now We Can Get Down to Business"
(US)

20/10/09

The New York Times
A Case of Chronic Denial
(Op-Ed piece by Hillary Johnson) (US)

16/10/09

ME Research UK
XMRV and ME/CFS — A stunning find
(UK)

16/10/09

Midhurst and Petworth Observer
Breakthrough is welcomed by ME sufferers
(UK)

15/10/09

The New York Times
Readers Ask: A Virus Linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
(US)

14/10/09

The ME Association
MEA statement on retrovirus XMRV and ME/CFS
(UK)

14/10/09

Oregon Live
Retrovirus linked to chronic fatigue syndrome
(US)

13/10/09

Herald Tribune
Chronic fatigue study garners mixed reviews
(US)

13/10/09

New York Daily News
Scientists finally zero in on a cause for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
(US)

12/10/09

ABC Science
Retrovirus found in chronic fatigue sufferers
(Australia)

12/10/09

Cheney Clinic
XMRV and its intracellular toxicity based on redox shifts
(US)

12/10/09

The New York Times
Chronic fatigue syndrome linked to 'cancer virus'
(US)

10/10/09

The Australian
Chronic fatigue linked with virus
(Australia)

10/10/09

BBC News
ME virus discovery raises hopes
(UK)

10/10/09

Daily Mail
Hope for ME sufferers as scientists find cause of chronic fatigue disorder
(UK)

10/10/09

The Guardian
Study links virus to chronic fatigue syndrome
(UK)

09/10/09

AAAS
Retrovirus Detected In Patients With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome—But Does It Cause the Disease?
(US)

09/10/09

AdelaideNow...
Breakthrough made in chronic fatigue study
(Australia)

09/10/09

The Age
Retrovirus 'linked to chronic fatigue'
(Australia)

09/10/09

Courier Mail
Breakthrough made in chronic fatigue study
(Australia)

09/10/09

Herald Sun
Breakthrough made in chronic fatigue study
(Australia)

09/10/09

The ME/CFS Society of NSW Inc
New Retrovirus - Comments by Professor Andrew Lloyd
(Australia)

09/10/09

Medical News Today
Retrovirus Linked To Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
(US)

09/10/09

National Institutes of Health News
Consortium of Researchers Discover Retroviral Link to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
(US)

09/10/09

New Scientist
Chronic fatigue syndrome linked to 'cancer virus'
(US)

09/10/09

NHS Choices
Does a virus cause ME?
(UK)

09/10/09

Science News
Retrovirus might be culprit in chronic fatigue syndrome
(US)

09/10/09

Scientific American
Retrovirus Linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Could Aid in Diagnosis
(US)

09/10/09

Telegraph
Most cases of chronic fatigue syndrome linked to virus
(UK)

08/10/09

Khaleej Times
Scientists link chronic fatigue ailment to retrovirus
(United Arab Emirates)

08/10/09

MedicineNet.com
Retrovirus Linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
(US)

08/10/09

David S Bell, MD
Lyndonville News newsletter: Volume 6, Number 2, October 2009
(US)

About.com's Fibromyalgia & CFS Blog has a section called The XMRV Discovery Series.

Phoenix Rising has a well-organised list of links on XMRV.

The CFIDS Association of America has an XMRV page.

Cheney Research has an XMRV page that is regularly updated.

ME Action UK has a comprehensive page dedicated to news from around the world about XMRV.

 

Video

27/01/10

ProHealth
VIDEOS of Dr. Mikovits XMRV Seminar and Q&A
(US)

05/12/09

Dr. Oz
Dr Oz XMRV CFS 2009
(US)

30/10/09

ABC News
Chronic Fatigue Patients: No Longer Fakes?
(US)

30/10/09

YouTube series on the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) meeting, 29-30 October 2009
CFSAC Part 1 of 11: Dr Daniel Peterson presentation on XMRV (What the WPI found)
CFSAC Part 2 of 11: Dr Daniel Peterson presentation on XMRV (What the WPI found)
CFSAC Part 3 of 11: Dr Daniel Peterson presentation on XMRV (What the WPI found)
CFSAC Part 4 of 11: Annette Whittemore's Speech on XMRV (Presentation)
CFSAC Part 5 of 11: John Coffin Presentation on XMRV (His views so far)
CFSAC Part 6 of 11: John Coffin Presentation on XMRV (His views so far)
CFSAC Part 7 of 11: John Coffin Presentation on XMRV (His views so far)
CFSAC Part 8 of 11: Panel debate XMRV (Further discussion)
CFSAC Part 9 of 11: Panel debate XMRV (Further discussion)
CFSAC Part 10 of 11: Panel debate XMRV (Further discussion)
CFSAC Part 11 of 11: Panel debate XMRV (Further discussion)
CFSAC Patient Testimony 1
CFSAC Patient Testimony 2
CFSAC Patient Testimony 3
CFSAC Patient Testimony 4
CFSAC Patient Testimony 5
CFSAC Patient Testimony 6
CFSAC Patient Testimony 7
(This list is also available here and it includes more YouTube videos of XMRV and ME/CFS.)

30/10/09

NIH VideoCasting and Podcasting
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee Meeting (CFSAC) - Day 2

(Please note: this video runs 5 hrs 15 mins. The video originally appeared on this NIH list of videos.)

29/10/09

NIH VideoCasting and Podcasting
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee Meeting (CFSAC) - Day 1

(Please note: this video runs 6 hrs 44 mins. The video originally appeared on this NIH list of videos.)

12/10/09

ME-CFSCommunity.org
Klimas on XMRV

(Dr Nancy Klimas talks about XMRV, what it means, what's next and what you can do)

10/10/09

ABC News
Does a Virus Cause Chronic Fatigue?

(An interview with Dr. Donnica Moore about the link between the XMRV and ME/CFS)

08/10/09

Nevada Newsmakers
(An interview with Annette Whittemore, president and founder of the Whittemore Peterson Institute and Judy Mikovits, Ph.D., director of research for WPI)

 
 

Audio

16/10/09

wbur.org 90.9fm
Virus Tied To Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

09/10/09

Radio 5 Live Breakfast

09/10/09

NPR
Virus Tied to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

(Interview with Dr Daniel Peterson – includes transcript)

 


 

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