Media coverage 1: Presence of Murine Leukemia Virus Related Gene Sequences Found in CFS Patients

Media coverage round up 1: Presence of Murine Leukemia Virus Related Gene Sequences Found in CFS Patients  (XMRV PNAS paper)


For Newswire; Abstract; Full paper; Supporting information; Editorial; Commentary go here:

Study: Presence of Murine Leukemia Virus Related Gene Sequences Found in CFS Patients finally published

Updates will be added to the top of this list:

International media coverage:

Does X (the Virus, That Is) Mark the Spot in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

By Amy Dockser Marcus

When it comes to chronic fatigue syndrome, researchers are starting to ask: What’s the role of the virus known as “X”?


New Scientist  |  25 August 2010

Virus link with chronic fatigue syndrome resurfaces

By Andy Coghlan

“The discovery of mouse virus fragments in cells from people with chronic fatigue syndrome has reinforced earlier claims that they may cause the condition.”


Syndey Morning Herald
Virus link to chronic fatigue gives hope to sufferers seeking a cure August 25, 2010

FOUR Viruses? The Alter XMRV Paper Arrives at Phoenix Rising

By Cort Johnson for Phoenix Rising


Links collated by Jean Harrison via Co-Cure Listserv mailing list:,0,127566.story


Wall Street Journal Blogs

Health Blog
WSJ’s blog on health and the business of health.

By Amy Dockser Marcus

August 24, 2010, 1:55 PM ET.

PNAS Paper on Virus-Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Link Has Its Own Story

The much-awaited PNAS paper published yesterday (and reported in today’s WSJ) about the discovery of a family of retroviruses in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome came with a backstory — its own editorial explaining the publication process.

Here’s why that was necessary. Earlier in the summer, the WSJ reported that the completed paper, by a team of researchers from the NIH, FDA and Harvard Medical School, contradicted findings of a similar study done by CDC researchers and was being held until the discrepancy could be sussed out.

Read on


US patient organisations

Another Turn of the Retrovirus Kaleidoscope

By K. Kimberly McCleary  |  23 August 2010



Listen to the NIH telebriefing on the NIH/FDA study published in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 23 August 2010:

Part 1:

Part 2:  


Whittemore Peterson Institute Press release in response to paper


Business Week
Chronic Fatigue Linked to Mouse Virus in U.S. Government Study


New York Times
Study Links Chronic Fatigue to Virus Class


Washinton Post
New evidence that virus may cause chronic fatigue


Second Paper Supports Viral Link to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
by Martin Enserink on August 23, 2010 4:02 PM


More Evidence Virus Plays Role in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Condition afflicts a million Americans, but cause, treatments remain elusive
By Jenifer Goodwin HealthDay Reporter


Q&A: Why I delayed XMRV paper, The Scientist – Magazine of the Life Sciences


Wall Street Journal



Dr Judy Mikovits on paper on YouTube



CFS Central Blog write-up by journalist Mindy Kitei