TWiV 94: XMRV with Dr. Ila Singh

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan DoveRich Condit, and Ila Singh

On episode #94 of the podcast This Week in Virology, Vincent, Alan, and Rich speak with Ila Singh about the new human retrovirus XMRV, and how her laboratory is studying its association with prostate cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome.

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2 thoughts on “TWiV 94: XMRV with Dr. Ila Singh”

  1. Thanks a lot Alan dove… for all your comment to all CFS sufferers!
    “Just try not to step off any balconies” you left this comment on your website.

    From day one we were told we are not ill. its in our heads – the damage doctors have done to us is something we will never get over,
    MS,Cancer, aids come on in we will treat you…CFS nope sorry you will have to manage your self for the rest of your life goodbye.

  2. great stuff, thank you for making it assessible for people like me that have been a long suffering victim of this horrible CFS/Fibromyalgia. I wonder a lot, how the Fibro factors into all these equations. I am not sure they are the same disease as most Dr.s who believe in CFS ,the few I've met anyway. The first part of the disease hit me like a ton of bricks, I was sick for a long time. I got a bit better and went on with things. A few years ago I began having similar symptoms but in addition started having irritating nerve pain in the front thighs, it hasn't gone away just stays and makes me miserable, it has to be linked to CFS somehow, maybe a later stage of the virus. Also I believe it was something I got from blood transfusions I lost count of the amount of blood bags were brought in to save my life, and sometimes platelettes too. I estimate at the lowest number of blood to be 20 the highest 30.


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