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Key moments of XMRV controversy at ME/CFS State of the Knowledge Workshop

Tuesday 12 April 2011


From ProHealth:


Key Moments of XMRV Controversy at ME/CFS State of the Knowledge Workshop

April 9, 2011

Following are YouTube highlights of statements, debates, Q&As, presentations from the XMRV & Contamination segment of the NIH's 'chronic fatigue syndrome' (ME/CFS) State of the Knowledge workshop held in Bethesda, Maryland, April 7&8. Video, audio, and English subtitles.

(To view other segments of the conference, go to Vikki Walker's YouTube channel, which kindly uploaded the following for public access.) Note also, Dr. David Bell will summarize take-away points from this conference and other new research on Saturday, April 16 in Boston.


Discussion (Part 1) on XMRV and Contamination (Drs. John Coffin, Judy Mikovits, Nancy Klimas)

Discussion (Part 2) on XMRV and contamination (Drs. John Coffin, Judy Mikovits, Nancy Klimas)

Judy Mikovits takes questions on research discrepancies

Drs. Judy Mikovits & John Coffin exchange on lab contamination issue Coffin’s final statement: He sees research "leaving XMRV," though maybe some other retrovirus might be involved.

Dr. Nancy Klimas commenting on need for subset/gender studies & funding

John Coffin – (who suggests XMRV findings reflect contamination)

Dr. Leonard Jason (parts 1-4) on the crucial diagnostic issue - use of different diagnostic criteria & case definitions for ME/CFS & the issues this has created for research purposes. He says he's convinced there are subsets. And on the need for tracking patients long term, he says he has to dodge that issue for now, owing to "a mortality paper that we haven't published yet."


The above originally appeared here.

See also:


At NIH CFS conference, XMRV debate heats up


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