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XMRV and human PBMCs: DO NOT WANT!!!!!!!!

Though I am definitely (and I hope clearly) a supporter of animal research in science (plug for Speaking of Research), it is also definitely something I do not like to do. Contrary to how animal lib freaks frame us, while I fully and absolutely support and appreciate my fellow scientists who are animal researchers, I…

I was reading the next segment of Brian Deers expose on Andrew Wakefield this morning, and I couldnt help but notice some similarities between Andrew Wakefield and Judy Mikovits. Mikovits was plucked from obscurity by people with an agenda. The only thing the people with the agenda didnt have was science to support their agenda.…

XMRV and Occams Razor

Long time readers of ERV know that I do not believe a ‘new’ retrovirus, XMRV, is the causative agent of any human disease. It does not make sense as a real human pathogen, unless you disregard field basics (or make up new ‘rules’). New cell transformation/cancer rules. New transmission/epidemiology rules. New immunology rules. New virology…

XMRV = ERV

Hey, you all know earlier this year, this summer, shit kinda hit the fan here at SciBlogs? I didnt care about the idiots leaving. I was more annoyed at the lack of communication from The Overlords. They will be watching my blog while Im gone. This is my revenge for that. XMRV and the MLV-Related…

XMRV and HIV/AIDS: Superinfection

Knock knock. Whos there? Not XMRV in African blood donors or HIV/AIDS patients. Absence of detectable xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus in plasma or peripheral blood mononuclear cells of human immunodeficiency virus Type 1-infected blood donors or individuals in Africa. This is the third study not to find XMRV in HIV/AIDS patients. HIV/AIDS patients have…

Im totally done with XMRV–>CFS. It appears that scientists have gotten their heads back, and this last slew of testing was officially the death-blow for this hypothesis for me: Theres no XMRV in HIV-1 patients. Three studies now, not to find an association between the two. HIV/AIDS patients get everything and anything, and when they…

Thanks once again to Trine Tsouderos: Chronic fatigue and XMRV — what one researcher (who’s been there) has to say Weiss’ main point is that the history of retrovirology is littered with the debris of papers finding a link between a virus and a disease that later turned out to be false results caused by…

XMRV and chronic fatigue syndrome: Not in China

I am so sick of this crap. BUT! A group in China made a really neat Real-Time PCR strategy for detecting XMRV, so Im still gonna write about it Failure to detect xenotropic murine leukaemia virus-related virus in Chinese patients with chronic fatigue syndrome Taqman Real-Time PCR is one of my most favoritest things ever.…

So, a while back, there was HUUUUUGE DRAMA. BIG HUBUB. Because a study that CONFIRMED the initial findings regarding XMRV and CFS was being HELD UP by TEH GOVERNMENT! Conspiracy, conspiracy, yada yada yada. Apparently, this was that paper: Detection of MLV-related virus gene sequences in blood of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and healthy…

XMRV: Not in spooge

Lack of Detection of XMRV in Seminal Plasma from HIV-1 Infected Men in The Netherlands These folks looked in the semen of HIV-1(+) men for XMRV– because of XMRVs association with prostate cancer, and retroviruses as STDs, and because HIV+ people are more susceptible to infections than HIV- people. 29 homosexual men (not on any…