All 11 results for xmrv

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Gamma Retrovirus Infections (27 Nov 2012)

David Willetts: ...research. Researchers at the MRC's National Institute for Medical Research are investigating infection and replication of retroviruses, such as xenotropic murine leukaemia virus-related virus (XMRV). Two papers resulting from work on XMRV in patients with Myalgic Encephalopathy/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and also in prostate cancer patients have been published. Neither study identified a...

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (2 Feb 2011)

Paul Burstow: ...pace of change, and I hope that the reconstituted all-party group on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis will play its part in facing that challenge and driving us forward. My hon. Friend has mentioned the XMRV retrovirus, and I want to underline his point. It is an area in which research is not conclusive and where further research is being pursued to establish whether there is a link. At this...

Health: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome — Question (8 Nov 2010)

the Countess of Mar: ...did not say this in its press release. The notice said only that it was for the benefit of patients and no one, but no one, believed it. In the light of the findings on various viruses, not just XMRV, in the blood of patients suffering from ME, what new biological research as opposed to psychological research is being conducted into this terrible illness?

Written Answers — Health: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (25 Oct 2010)

Anne Milton: There are no plans to remove from storage blood donated by any donors found to have the xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV). An expert subgroup of National Expert Panel for New and Emerging Infections (NEPNEI) met in May 2010, to consider all available evidence about XMRV and conduct a risk assessment. The subgroup concluded that XMRV can infect humans but there is currently...

Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) Bill [HL]: Second Reading (22 Oct 2010)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: ...donors. Men who have had sex with men are excluded for life from being blood donors. The decision has just been made that people with ME are deferred. There is a possibility-it is unproven-that the XMRV virus is associated with ME. The fact that these people are being excluded from being donors does not make the statement that there is a definite association, but it is part of the risk...

Written Answers — Health: Blood: Contamination (20 Oct 2010)

Anne Milton: There are no plans to screen blood already stored in blood banks for the xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV) or to remove from storage blood donated by persons diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis. A recent study in the United States (of America) reported that XMRV has been detected in a number of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)/myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) sufferers....

Written Answers — Health: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Blood (18 Oct 2010)

Anne Milton: ...has been a consistent failure of independent European and American studies to confirm the original American study that described the detection of xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV), a virus related to rodent viruses, in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, sometimes referred to as myalgic encephomyelitis. An expert subgroup of National Expert Panel for New and...

Myalgic Encephalopathy (23 Feb 2010)

Gillian Merron: ...fact that not enough proposals for research are coming forward for consideration. We are aware of a recent high-profile study that suggested that xenotropic murine leukaemia virus-related virus, or XMRV, is present in a large proportion of people with ME. These results have received widespread media attention. They are potentially exciting, but it is important to note that reports from two...

Written Answers — Health: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (28 Jan 2010)

David Lammy: ...of treatments and studies into the biological basis of the condition. The MRC recently held a CFS/ME research workshop where the recent findings on xenotropic murine leukaemia virus-related virus (XMRV) were among the items discussed. A note of the discussions will be published on the MRC website in due course. The MRC's National Institute for Medical Research is leading a programme on...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Biomedical Research (7 Dec 2009)

David Lammy: ...evaluations of treatments and studies into the biological basis of the condition. The MRC recently held a CFS/ME research workshop where the recent xenotropic murine leukaemia virus-related virus (XMRV) findings were among the items discussed. A note of the discussions will be published on the MRC website in due course. The MRC's National Institute for Medical Research are leading a...


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