January 22nd, 2010vs.
Well, an HIV virus in a person in a week will change too much. They call them quasi-species. One of the really interesting things about this study is that we only isolate one thing out of these people. When we do the sequencing, it’s clean. We don’t isolate quasi-species. We don’t have the virus have these changes here in one week or one year - we have patient samples across dozens of years. We isolated XMRV from a 1984 plasma sample from a patient. We got it in 2008 and we got it in 1984, which again suggests that the virus has been around at least 25 years, and it might have a role in the disease but is not causative.
May 30th, 2011No explanation what changed her mind. Nothing.
Moreover, data presented in Lombardi et al. suggested additional strains of gammaretroviruses and viral Gag proteins could be directly immunoprecipitated from the blood of patients supporting a finding that additional strains of HGRV were isolated.
I say her "HGRV" "theory" is just a bunch of epileptic trees.