Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit
On episode #114 of the podcast This Week in Virology, Vincent, Alan, and Rich revisit ten compelling virology stories of 2010.
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Ten virology stories of 2010:
- XMRV, CFS, and prostate cancer (TWiV 113, 99, 98, 94, 89, 76, 70, 65)
- The ongoing saga of polio eradication (TWiV 110, 79)
- Viruses interact with the miRNA/siRNA system (TWiV 108, 72)
- Endogenous viruses – retro and beyond (TWiV 105, 91, 88, 65)
- Dengue virus progress and new outbreak (TWiV 111, 95, 82)
- Colony collapse disorder (TWiV 104)
- David Baltimore (TWiV 100)
- Ode to a plaque (TWiV 68)
- Vaccine contamination with circovirus (TWiV 86, 77, 75)
- Universal influenza vaccines (TWiV 107)
Weekly Science Picks
Rich – Elementary schoolchildren publish a science paper (original article and editorial with video) – thanks Kathy!
Alan – White-nose syndrome blog
Vincent – Headway, headlines and healthy skepticism
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2 thoughts on “TWiV 114: Ten out of ’10”
It’s not that prostate cancer isn’t popular nor more important than ME/CFS, but that prostate cancer already has a known pathophysiology, effective treatments and cures. XMRV has also been found in much higher numbers in ME/CFS(66-86%) vs Prostate tumors(25%). Further, there is no known pathophysiology, no effective treatments, and no cures for millions with CFS/ME. We are disabled and dying so we are all in a much desparate position than prostate cancer or any cancer patient for that matter.
The ME/CFS community is just looking for the truth whether XMRV is the cause or not so that we can finally uncover the cause/pathophysiology and get real treatment!
Thank you all for your extensive and engaging coverage of XMRV and ME/CFS throughout 2010! Please continue to do so in 2011! Take care.
In episode 94 Alan dove says, “there’s evidence for a psychiatric etiology, I mean exactly that – CFS could be a psychiatric disease, just as schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder are”
I want to know if Alan still believes this is true or if he’s changed his mind.
Alan? do tell!
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