Breaking News: NIH/FDA Study Reports XMRV Found In CFS Patients

Today at 3:00 p.m., the NIH finally released the information to the press that we have been waiting for – the publication of the article by the NIH, the FDA and Harvard Medical School researcher Harvey Alter.  The much-anticipated article reports evidence of murine leukemia virus-related viruses (MLV) in the blood of 32 of 37 CFS patients tested. XMRV is one of several variants of the MLV family of retroviruses, and the findings clearly support the WPI team’s Oct 2009 paper in Science, the researchers stated.

To read the full article by Harvey Alter, please click the link below.  This is a big day for ME/CFS research, hopefully. 

Detection of MLV-related virus gene sequences in blood of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and healthy blood donors

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  1. Sandy –

    Thanks for posting this information. I am thrilled to say that there was an article related to this in my local paper (and we live in a pretty isolated area), which my supervisor emailed me about this morning.

    I can only hope that this will mean more research, respect, and more treatment options for all of us.

    Personally, I am a bit more hopeful today.

  2. That’s kind of sad because instead you can help by donating blood, you might transmit other disease that may aggravate the patient’s health.

  3. I’m glad I was always too anemic to give blood!

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