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CII Press Conference "Multicenter Study on CFS/ME

CII Press Conference September 18th, 2012 "Multicenter Study on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis" The causes of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) have long eluded scientists. In 2009/2010, two high-profile papers linked the syndrome to infection with a mouse retrovirus called XMRV (xenotropic murine leukemia virus (MLV)-related virus) and murine retrovirus-like sequences (designated pMLV: polytropic MLV). Given that affected patients often have symptoms consistent with a chronic infection, this viral connection was deemed plausible, and the findings were celebrated as a major achievement for a complex disease that afflicts nearly 1 million in the U.S. However, follow-up investigations by several laboratories were unable to detect XMRV or pMLV in CFS patients. To definitively resolve this issue, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases commissioned a large-scale, multicenter study under the auspices of the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, the NIH's National Cancer Institute and Warren G. Magnuson Clinical Center, and others (see full list below). Investigators from the multicenter study on CFS/ME and XMRV/pMLV will discuss their findings and future directions.
CII Press Conference September 18th, 2012 "Multicenter Study on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis" The causes of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) have long eluded scientists. In 2009/2010...
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