13 January 2011

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

There was a report in Science suggesting that a retrovirus, XMRV, was
the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome. It was cultured from some
patients with the condition.

Now, further studies have cast doubt on that hypothesis (http://bit.ly/

This happens a lot-ideas that look promising in early studies fail in
subsequent studies.

If I weren't a born cynic, I'm sure that being in medicine would have
made me one.


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