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XMRV and chronic fatigue syndrome: RETRACTED

Thank you to Bruce Alberts for taking the initiative to do this*. I would also like to thank all of the hard working scientists, from all over the world, who did real research to help resolve this issue. It restores my faith in science. It really does. [Shorter Bruce Alberts: FUS-RO-DAH!!!!] [Bulk of the letter…

I mean for Petes sake: Chronic fatigue syndrome researcher Judy Mikovits arrested I mean, this is funny. No doubt this is funny. Its funny to see The Patient Community defending Mikovits, the woman who said she didnt have a problem lying to patients when it was convenient for her. Its funny to see The Patient…

The very first red flag that something was very, very wrong with the ‘XMRV=CFS’ paper went up before the actual paper was published. On the woo-rag Huffington Post, the anti-vaxer David Kirby posted a very, very odd comment from the lead researcher on the paper, Judy Mikovits: And then Dr. Mikovits dropped a bombshell that…

Ladies and gentlemen, a magic trick*. I am going to take two pieces of data, from two independent experiments, establishing ‘proof’ of two different concepts, presented in to different formats and to different events… … And turn them into the same figure. *waits for the astonished mummers to simmer down* In my left hand I…

If Ive said it once, Ive said it a thousand times here on ERV– Scientists are wrong all the time. ALLLLLLLL the time. Its what we *do*. We make a hypothesis, design an experiment, collect data, and refine the hypothesis, because the original hypothesis was wrong. Over and over and over and over and over.…

Just when you think XMRV–>anything could get none more dead, it manages to get deader. When the possibility arose that there was a new pathogen circulating in humans, especially in the human blood supply, lots of labs from all over the world started looking for it. Unfortunately, no one could find XMRV anywhere, except for…

PLoS supports scientists

I have to give a huge round of applause to PLoS, specifically, PLoS ONE, and their handling of the XMRV fiasco. Some of you might remember, early 2010 PLoS published the very first ‘Umm… XMRV isnt there…’ paper, Failure to Detect the Novel Retrovirus XMRV in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. To a scientist, it was interesting,…

Today I spent the day driving home– one of my best friends since the seventh grade is getting married this weekend. Look forward to pics of me in a ‘beautiful’ hot-pink bridesmades dress soon… Anyway, since I was on the road all day, I of course wasnt connected to the internet. So I just got…

Judy Mikovits is playing whack-a-mole in her responses to the legion of anti-XMRV papers published to date: She bitches about one thing, or another thing, as the papers are published, but she misses the big picture. Its not that there are moles randomly popping up. The problem is youre entire 3 acre lot is full…

ERV readers will absolutely love this paper. Recombinant Origin of the Retrovirus XMRV Okay, we all know ERVs are awesome evidence for evolution and common descent. But, imagine we could do classical ERV research one better. Imagine that we had DNA from one of THE common ancestors of humans and chimpanzees– an ancestor who is…