XMRV just Mouse DNA Contamination? Not so fast!
Hentet fra prohealth.com:
«On Dec 20, the journal Retrovirology published a suite of 4 articles & a commentary(1) essentially giving the impression that studies reporting evidence of XMRV infection in ME/CFS and prostate cancer patient samples is owing to contamination by mouse DNA or RNA, and suggesting “XMRV might not be a genuine human pathogen.” The articles put some reporters into an ‘XMRV is Dead’ mode.
But not so FAST.
“What these 5 are doing to the patients is a crime against humanity,”fired back the internationally known Belgian clinician/researcher, Dr. Kenny DeMeirleir. Expect much more research to be published in the first half of 2011 that contradicts their inferences, he promised.
And as for the Whittemore Peterson Institute, which directed the first study finding evidence of XMRV infection in ME/CFS patients, «The coauthors stand by the conclusions of Lombardi et al. Nothing that has been published to date refutes our data,» wrote WPI research director Dr. Judy Mikovits in a special statement (see below).
Specifically, “You will not make an immune response to a lab contaminant,” Dr. Mikovits commented to Wall Street Journal reporter Amy Dockser-Marcus (“XMRV: Raising the Issue of Contamination”).»
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