Myalgic Encephalomyelitis not Caused by XMRV

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis not Caused by XMRV

According to a report by the BBC, a recent study has ended up confusing scientists all around, as it has stated that it might be possible that the virus XMRV is not responsible for the chronic fatigue syndrome. It was last year that a research on mice reported that the virus was stated to be the reason behind myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).

However, newly carried out studies have reported that the findings were baseless and in reality the conclusion in the first such study was because of lab contamination and not because of the condition. The researchers involved in the tests have reached a conclusion when they stated that XMRV was not responsible for the chronic fatigue syndrome.

The conclusion was reached by a group of scientists from the University College of London. Apart from researchers there, scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the University of Oxford were also involved in the study.

The funding was carried out by the Seventh Framework Programme that has been implemented by the European Community, the Medical Research Council and The Royal Society. The research has also appeared in the publication known as Retrovirology.

The new conclusion is definitely a strong one, and given the credibility of the scientists involved, it will hold good.

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