XMRV Retrovirus Whittemore Peterson CFS study Media Round up 11

XMRV Retrovirus Whittemore Peterson CFS study Media Round up 11

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XMRV researchers to speak on campus

University of the Pacific  15 October 2009


Fatigue syndrome researchers to speak on campus

“Two of the researchers who recently announced that a retrovirus may be linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome will be on campus Oct. 26 to discuss their findings. The event will have limited seating and is open to the first 50 people who reserve a space…”

Full announcement here


Philadelphia Business Journal

John George Staff Writer   16 October 2009

Hemispherx drug for chronic fatigue held up by additional FDA demands

“A decision on Hemispherx BioPharma’s new drug application for Ampligen, twice delayed by the FDA earlier this year, is still in limbo.

“William A. Carter, CEO of the Center City biotech company, said last week the company is responding to issues raised by the Food and Drug Administration during its review of Ampligen, an experimental treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome…”

Article here



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CFSAC October Meeting

In a post on 16 October

CFSAC Agenda Presentation: XMRV Association with CFS Dr D Peterson  WordPress Shortlink: http://wp.me/p5foE-2ba


For Supplementary Information see PDF:  http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-21334.pdf  or html:




CFSAC Agenda – October 29-30, 2009

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services



Both days of this meeting will be videocast (Realplayer required)

Go to the NIH website at: http://videocast.nih.gov/FutureEvents.asp

Scroll down to October 29th Chronic Fatigue Syndrome link for: http://videocast.nih.gov/summary.asp?live=7908

Air date: Thursday, October 29, 2009, 9:00:00 AM
Time displayed is Eastern Time, Washington DC Local

You will be able to view the event at: http://videocast.nih.gov  when the event is live.

FAQ on video streaming at: http://videocast.nih.gov/faq/

The videocast will be archived for a few weeks after the meeting.  Mintutes of the meeting will be posted on the CFSAC website with archived copies of the testimonies provided for the meeting.

CFSAC webpage:  http://www.hhs.gov/advcomcfs/


Videocasts of Days One and Two of the previous meeting (27 – 28 May 09) can still be viewed at:


Day One: Wed 27 May: http://videocast.nih.gov/Summary.asp?File=15130  (Realplayer required)

Day Two: Thurs 28 May: http://videocast.nih.gov/Summary.asp?File=15136  (Realplayer required)


Patient community websites and blogs

Cort Johnson’s Phoenix Rising website


Cort Johnson’s Blog and comments


XMRV – Hope and Caution
by cort on October 16, 2009


XMRV – Puppet Master?
by cort on October 15, 2009


Previous ME agenda Media Round ups

Round up 11: XMRV Retrovirus Whittemore Peterson CFS study Media Round up 11: http://wp.me/p5foE-2bB

Round up 10: Whittemore Peterson Institute XMRV retrovirus study link with CFS (Science journal):

Round up 9: Notice from Dr David Bell, Lyndonville News; Article by Paul R. Cheney MD, PhD:

Round up 8: XMRV retrovirus study: Position statement from ME Association 14.10.09: http://wp.me/p5foE-2at

Round up 7: XMRV Retrovirus: Whittemore Peterson Institute: CFS: Media Round up 7: http://wp.me/p5foE-2aa 

Round up 6: XMRV Retrovirus: Whittemore Peterson Institute Chronic Fatigue Syndrome study: Videos and audios: http://wp.me/p5foE-29L 

Round up 5: Supporting Online Material for XMRV Chronic Fatigue Syndrome study: http://wp.me/p5foE-299

Round up 4: XMRV Retrovirus: Whittemore Peterson Institute Chronic Fatigue Syndrome study:

Round up 3: Whittemore Peterson Institute (WPI) Chronic Fatigue Syndrome retrovirus XMRV in the media: http://wp.me/p5foE-280

Round up 2: Science 9 October 2009: Whittemore Peterson Institute (WPI) Chronic Fatigue Syndrome link to retrovirus: 08.10.09: http://wp.me/p5foE-27v

Round up 1: Whittemore Peterson Institute (WPI) Chronic Fatigue Syndrome link to retrovirus: 09.10.09: http://wp.me/p5foE-272