Wednesday, January 13, 2010

XMRV and ALS?

There already has been an effort to sell XMRV as the cause of
another disease: ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).

See 'Neurology Today' (March 6, 2008, Vol. 8, #5, pp 1-14),
   
http://journals.lww.com/neurotodayonline/Fulltext/2008/03060/Evidence_of_Retrovirus_Identified_in_Serum_of_ALS.1.aspx
The paper concludes,
   The retrovirus, however, remains elusive. The serum and
   CSF tested negative for XMRV.
 

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