Thursday, October 21, 2010

Corrections: XMRV Presentation by Dr. Mikovitz

It has been brought to my attention that I incorrectly implied in my conference notes yesterday that Dr. Mikovitz "discovered" XMRV.  She was not, in fact, the first researcher to discover this new retrovirus.  She began her presentation by crediting Bob Silverman & Eric Klein with the discovery of XMRV. 

Also, I mis-stated that Dr. Mikovitz didn't expect to find XMRV in ME/CFS patients - immune system abnormalities in XMRV positive prostate cancer patients made her think it might be implicated in CFS as well.

It seems I should have just skipped the history section of my summary yesterday...sigh...she covered that stuff briefly at the start of her talk (and she speaks really fast!!), so I didn't have thorough notes.  The rest of her presentation so blew me away that I was focused on all of that.

Sorry for the mistakes and any confusion.


  1. Believe me, I know how it is! :)

  2. You're forgiven. The wonderful part is you corrected the facts for us. Thank you!