Thursday, December 9, 2010

Taking on the negative studies

The negative studies - they've sufficed at discrediting good research over the last year - several researchers are finding it difficult to get their XMRV studies published.  Rather it seems who you are matters - the CDC, the Wessley group in Britain.  The time has come to put politics aside, and put the issue to rest for good.  There is a rule in science that in order for a confirmation study to be valid, it means copy exactly!!!

In order to do that, it would mean taking a modest amount of samples, using different methods in the same laboratory.  So if we have replica A using the method described by Mikovits et. al, B using the CDC method, C using the Wessely study, and only the first method shows positivity, then contamination can be ruled out.


  1. I am soooo glad to see you posting again.

  2. Thanks Timothy for coming back!

    I noticed in an earlier post you say, "Tonsilar tissues have been shown to be particularly prone to infection by XMRV".

    Where is this from? I find it concerning in regards to what it might mean for transmission?

  3. Wonderful to have you back Dr Luckett! Keep it up, and fasten your seatbelt! My spidey senses are tingling that we are about to see some big changes! :)

  4. We desperately need researchers like you in the UK to study this devastating retrovirus. Where are the institutions to make this happen??? The current situation in the UK is a disgrace.