ME Research UK and the Irish ME Trust have this afternoon announced that they are co-funding a study in Sweden which will explore the relationship between ME/CFS and the XMRV retrovirus.
The ME Association wrote to Sir Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health, on Tuesday 27 October about XMRV research. In particular, we raised the situation regarding people with ME/CFS and blood donation. Click here to read a copy of this letter. An acknowledgement from the CMO has been received.
RETROVIRUS XMRV and ME/CFS: WHAT DO WE KNOW SO FAR? AND WHAT DON’T WE KNOW? BACKGROUND On Friday 9 October, the front page of the UK Independent newspaper carried a major news item under the heading, ‘Has science found the cause of ME?’ This referred to new research findings from America which indicate that a recently […]
From the New York Times, 12 October 2009 (writer: Denise Grady) A study published last week in the journal Science suggested that might be the case, reporting that many patients who had the syndrome were infected with a recently discovered virus.