News Items...Quarter 4 2009 (October - December 2009)
EMEA member, IMET of Ireland, is funding a Swedish study to establish
whether XMRV nucleic acid can be found in peripheral blood mononuclear cells,
plasma and serum of Swedish patients and controls.
The Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro Immune Disease is compiling a research database for those with ME. If you would like to be a part of it, or to be considered for participation in current or upcoming clinical trials, you can fill out the form.
Click on the image on the right to go to the WPI questionnaire or visit the WPI site at
The Norwegian Institute of Public Health has published the news of the XMRV
retrovirus on their website. Click on the image to the right
Press Release from the European ME. Click on the image to the right
Researchers at the Whittemore-Peterson Institute (WPI), the Cleveland Clinic and the National Cancer Institute report that 67% of 101 chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) patients tested positive for infection with xenobiotic murine retrovirus (XMRV), a gammaretrovirus
associated with a subset of prostate cancer. Only 3.7% of 218 healthy subjects
tested were positive for the virus.