"It is (ME/CFS) like some great constricting snake that denies its victims the final convulsion." Llewellyn King

"A CFS patient feels the same or worse than congestive heart failure. The same or worse than late stage AIDS." Nancy Klimas: View video here.

"A CFS patient feels every day significantly the same as an AIDS patient feels two months before death." Dr. Mark Loveless, AIDS and CFS researcher, in a statement to congress on CFS Awareness day, May 12th, 1995.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Dr. Ian Lipkin: Heads up the hunt for XMRV/MLV's in ME/CFS Patients.

Thank you Cort for this!

From the above on some of Dr. Ian Lipkin's successes:

"Pathogen Hunter Extraoardinaire (media)
•Bornavirus - In 1989, Lipkin was the first to identify a microbe (Bornavirus) using purely molecular tools[1].

•West Nile Virus - In 1999, Lipkin led the team that identified the West Nile virus in brains of encephalitis victims in New York State [2]. In April 2003, he sequenced a portion of the SARS virus directly from lung tissue, established a sensitive assay for infection,

•Bee virus HTML clipboard- In 2007, he helped identify a virus decimating honey bee populations

•Mystery Neurological Illness in Minnesota Meat-packing plant - in 2008, the Minnesota Dept of Health called him top investigate a mystery illness, possibly caused by aerosolized pathogens from hog brains.

•Mystery disease - in 2008 Dr. Lipkin identifies a new kind of virus called an 'arenavirua' that may be causing a mystery disease in South Africa"

Amy, on the WSJ Health Blog, reported on this as well:

Sorry I have not been posting lately. My posts are now more filtering of the best ME/CFS news, than responding to them.  As someone else said (and I am shamelessly using their words, and although I went back to give credit where credit is due, I failed to find the statement or its' author again), I think I am in the middle of a cytokine storm lately.

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