TWiV 150: Contaminated

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Dickson Despommier Vincent, Dickson, and Rich meant to do an all-email episode, but first they review results of the Blood XMRV Scientific Research Working Group, and partial retraction of the paper associating XMRV with chronic fatigue syndrome. With this episode TWiV is three years old. [powerpress url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/twiv/TWiV150.mp3″] Click the arrow above …

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Live chat on XMRV and chronic fatigue syndrome

Science Live, the weekly chat at Science magazine, will tackle XMRV and chronic fatigue syndrome on Thursday, 22 September. From the Science Live webpage: Two years ago, Science published a paper suggesting that a mouse retrovirus called XMRV might be involved in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a debilitating disease with no known cause. The study …

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Murine gammaretroviruses in prostate cancer cell lines

The retrovirus XMRV arose during passage of a human prostate tumor in nude mice. The genomes of these mice contain two different proviral DNAs related to XMRV, pre-XMRV-1 and pre-XMRV-2, that recombined to produce XMRV that has been isolated from humans. Two other prostate cancer cell lines also contain mouse gammaretroviruses that are not XMRV. These viruses …

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TWiV 136: Exit XMRV

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Stephen Goff Retrovirologist Stephen Goff joins Vincent, Rich, and Alan for a discussion of recent papers on the retrovirus XMRV and its association with chronic fatigue syndrome and prostate cancer. [powerpress url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/twiv/TWiV136.mp3″] Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV #136 (61 MB .mp3, 84 minutes). …

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