Thursday, December 30, 2010

A medical disaster ignored for half a century

By Jamie Deckoff-Jones:

Take a look at this paper discussing possible ways that XMRV found it's way into humans, Of mice and men: on the origin of XMRV. Van Der Kuyl. Of note is that mouse cells were first used in vaccines in 1931.

Epidemic neuromyasthenia; clinical syndrome. Henderson. NEJM 1959 documents the first outbreak as having occurred in 1934. An epidemiological goldmine ignored for half a century following the publication of this fine paper. It is hard to ... Read more>>

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