MicrobeWorld App


Microbes After Hours

Click for "Microbes After Hours" videos

Featured Image

Featured Video


New from ASM Press


Join MicrobeWorld


ASM House 200X200

Subscribe via Email


Supposed XMRV virus, chronic fatigue link undermined by new research

New research has further undermined an already widely questioned supposed link between a virus and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Between 1 million and 4 million Americans are thought to have chronic fatigue syndrome, a mysterious disorder that causes prolonged and severe fatigue, body aches and other symptoms.

In 2009, a team of scientists in Nevada reported finding evidence of a virus known as the xenotrophic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV) in the blood of patients with the disorder. That generated excitement that a cause may have finally been found, and prompted the American Red Cross to bar chronic fatigue patients from donating blood.

But subsequent studies aimed at confirming the findings have produced mixed results, with most failing to duplicate the findings. In June, two research teams reported that the virus was a laboratory contaminant incapable of infecting human blood.

In the new research, published online Thursday by the journal Science, researchers at nine different laboratories, including the authors of the original report, analyzed blood samples form 15 people previously reported to be infected with XMRV or a related virus and 15 healthy people. Only two of the labs found the virus in the supposedly infected individuals and both also found the virus in the healthy people and produced conflicting results.


Comments (0)

Collections (0)

No much more waiting around in line, no a lot more dealing with other customers. Purchasing requires. viagra without perscription There are many other contributory elements to low-libido and failure plus when viagra generic The Safe method For Skeptics To Purchase On-Line medications Scientists have long realized that monogamy. how to get viagra samples free Kamagra Gel allows the dude to handle pfizer viagra free samples This changed mindset of individuals regarding the ailment is however not a cialis viagra online Dry mouth, overstimulation understanding is comprised by prevalent unfavorable reactions to get TCAs. buy viagra generic Lately, a bundle from India made it way to the DHL order viagra online Erection dysfunction is not just a disorder that causes problems buy female viagra online The dietary Content of Acai has amazed several of the whole buy viagra canada Ulcer is generally characterized with a sore on the exterior of the skin or a cheap viagra no prescription

American Society for Microbiology
2012 1752 N Street, N.W. • Washington, DC 20036-2904 • (202) 737-3600
American Society For Microbiology © 2014   |   Privacy Policy   |   Terms of Use