Monday, 23 August 2010

A second study,…

… published Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, confirm the presence of XMRV and other MRV-related viruses in a high proportion of chronic fatigue syndrome patients. Scientists found gene sequences from several MRV-related viruses in blood cells from 32 out of 37 chronic-fatigue patients but only 3 of 44 healthy ones.

Chronic Fatigue Linked to Virus Class
New York Times - 23 August 2010
When the journal Science published an attention-grabbing study last fall linking chronic fatigue syndrome to a recently discovered retrovirus, many experts remained skeptical — especially after four other studies found no such association.


Detection of MLV-related virus gene sequences in blood of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and healthy blood donors
Shyh-Ching Lo, Natalia Pripuzova, Bingjie Li, Anthony L. Komaroff, Guo-Chiuan Hung, Richard Wang, and Harvey J. Alter
PNAS published ahead of print August 23, 2010, doi:10.1073/pnas.1006901107