Tag Archives: pathogen discovery

The Burial of ME

Mary Dimmock has published an extraordinary review of the last thirty years of ME history. With her permission, I’ve reported her announcement with the link to the full document below. I highly recommend reading as much of this document as … Continue reading

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Facts, Not Spin

I need to speak out about something, in part because I’m afraid no one else will. I’ve been following the comments posted in the FDA docket on ME/CFS, and I came across this comment from Dr. Judy Mikovits: During the … Continue reading

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NIH Collaboration

The news didn’t make much of a splash, but NIH recently issued a funding opportunity announcement that could benefit people with CFS. This purpose of this funding opportunity is to support “collaborative translational research projects” aimed at turning basic discoveries … Continue reading

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Those Lipkin Samples

You may recall from my post on the Lipkin study that Dr. Lipkin talked about the sample cohort at the press conference on September 18th. Dr. Lipkin said that the samples would be available for other investigators and that applications … Continue reading

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Stick a Fork In It

After three years of controversy about the purported association between CFS and XMRV, and after two years of waiting for the definitive Lipkin study to be finished (full text of the paper is here), we have our answer. Stick a … Continue reading

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The News on XMRV

I am going to refrain from any comment on the XMRV study results announced today until I have had a chance to read the paper, listen to the press conference, and think about the whole thing for a few hours. … Continue reading

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XMRumorsV

Rumors about the Lipkin study are flying fast and furious these days. We’ve been hearing for months that the study results would be made public this year, but “news” of specific dates has kicked things into a frenzy. In April, … Continue reading

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The Holy Grail

Many CFS patients are holding their breath awaiting the results of the multiple lab XMRV study, nicknamed the Lipkin study after its coordinator Dr. Ian Lipkin of the Center for Infection and Immunity. I am not one of them.  I … Continue reading

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I Think I Can

Today I am feeling like the Little Engine That Almost Can. I’ve been drafting a post about the Lipkin XMRV study, and my own views on whether it should be completed. After much work, and several thousand words, I’m out … Continue reading

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Virtually Reality

Today, the CFIDS Association announces its latest research grants and projects. I know many of us want to dive into the details of the grants, but I want to first take a look at the big picture. The Association describes … Continue reading

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