Author Topic: ME virus link study withdrawn  (Read 1254 times)

ditchdwellers

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ME virus link study withdrawn
« on: 22 Dec 2011 08:38PM »
Apparently, the research that stated that ME could be linked to the XMRV virus has been withdrawn as it has been impossible to replicate the results.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-16306646

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Re: ME virus link study withdrawn
« Reply #1 on: 23 Dec 2011 04:43PM »
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A study also published in Science in September claimed the virus could not be reliably detected in ME patients, even in the labs which originally made the link.

It is a relief to know that the research has been discredited and ME and CFS sufferers are not going to be subjected to a flawed testing system. The only thing worse than having a test is having a unreliable test :-(