A heroic attempt to prove the cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome fails

It's back to the drawing board for scientists seeking to find the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a disabling disorder that affects over a million Americans. Recent work by biologists in 2009 and 2010 indicated a potential link with two mouse-related viruses, XMRV and pMLV. And indeed, the early indications… »9/18/12 1:40pm9/18/12 1:40pm

Science retracts controversial Chronic Fatigue Syndrome study without the consent of its authors

A scientific controversy of operatic proportions has reached a significant turning point today. The drama kicked off in 2009, with a publication in Science that reported a startling link between chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and a virus called XMRV. But today, following a partial retraction issued back in September, … »12/22/11 2:05pm12/22/11 2:05pm