Another interesting opportunity for those in the Boston area to hear from one of the top researchers in the field, Dr. David Bell. And for those who are not, I will attend Dr. Bell's lecture and report about it on this blog. Here's the 411 from The Massachusetts CFIDS/ME & FM Association:
Click here to register for Dr. David Bell LectureDr. David Bell, noted CFS researcher and clinician, presents "Current Status of XMRV Research and Comments on the (April) NIH [National Institute of Health] State of Knowledge Conference." This event is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health at the Hinton State Laboratory Institute.
Dr. Bell will attend The National Institutes of Health State of the Knowledge Conference on ME/CFS on April 7-8, 2011 in Bethesda, MD and report on the conference on April 16 from 1-4 pm at William A. Hinton State Laboratory Institute Auditorium in Jamaica Plain. He will also lecture about the current research regarding the retrovirus XMRV as a possible contributor to ME/CFS.
According to an article on suite101.com a new study on XMRV shows promise:
Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is a disabling neurological illness. New study suggests it might be caused by the retrovirus XMRV.
A new study published in the prestigious journal Science found the retrovirus XMRV (xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus) in 67% of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). Only 3.7% of the studied healthy controls harbored this infection. Later, the researchers reported up to 95% of patients test positive with antibody testing.
Photo by Dr. David Bell