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  • abbr. xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus, a virus isolated from humans.


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  • Mikovits, with Vincent Lombardi and other colleagues from the WPI, reported that they had found a recently discovered retrovirus called XMRV in the blood cells of 68 out of 101 ME/CFS patients they hadtested.

    The trouble with ME

  • Two groups of researchers studying a potential link between chronic-fatigue syndrome and a virus called XMRV have reached contradictory conclusions, according to people familiar with the findings.

    Chronic-Fatigue Link to Virus Disputed

  • Based on other recent research linking the syndrome to a retrovirus called XMRV, some doctors are already prescribing drugs approved for HIV for fatigue patients.

    New Hope in Fatigue Fight

  • There has been intense interest about whether sufferers of the syndrome should be barred from donating blood since last year, when the journal Science published a paper linking a retrovirus called XMRV to the disease.

    New Blood-Screening Advised

  • Scientists are racing to develop tests for a retrovirus called XMRV, which could be used to determine if the blood supply is tainted and to assess how many people may be infected.

    Seeking New Blood-Supply Test

  • The journal Science had recently published a study reporting on evidence of a retrovirus called XMRV in about two-thirds of patients diagnosed with the syndrome. Chronicle

  • (ME), have a retrovirus called XMRV in their blood ...

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Research: Prevalence of xenotropic murine leukaemia virus-related virus in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome in the Netherlands: retrospective analysis of samples from an established cohort today casts doubt on recent claims that a human retrovirus known as XMRV is linked to chronic fatigue syndrome or ME (myalgic encephalitis).

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

  • University said cell samples from patients in earlier studies were contaminated with the virus, known as XMRV, which is found in the DNA of mice.

    Reuters: Top News

  • Researchers found that two-thirds of people with chronic fatigue are infected with a retrovirus called XMRV, according to a new study in the journal

    NPR Topics: News


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