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There are more blogs on the net that can be counted. There is a blog for peer-reviewed research blogs. The following link lists concatenated blog entries from various blogs related to virology:    Research Blogging
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Below are entries from specific blogs, all listed on the Research Blogging ( site.

Virology blog by Vincent Racaniello Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology at Columbia University Medical Center.

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Fri, 06 Dec 2019 16:29:48 +0000

    Trial By Error: Fiona Godlee Doubles Down on Lightning Process Study
    By David Tuller, DrPH Earlier this week, Dr Fiona Godlee, editorial director of BMJ, e-mailed me in response to concerns expressed about the study of the Lightning Process published in Archives of Disease in Childhood, one of the journals under her purview. Those concerns were expressed in an open letter to her signed by 72 […]
    Fri, 06 Dec 2019 16:29:48 +0000

    A Vaccine for Every Cold
    by Gertrud U. Rey It is cold outside. My throat is scratchy, I can’t stop sneezing, and I have a runny nose. These are the typical symptoms of a human rhinovirus (HRV) infection, better known as the common cold. The average adult suffers from two to four colds a year, while the average child can […]
    Thu, 05 Dec 2019 16:14:58 +0000

    Trial By Error: More Calls to Godlee for LP Study Retraction
    By David Tuller, DrPH Last last month, I resent Dr Fiona Godlee a letter criticizing BMJ’s decision to republish the Lightning Process study with the same findings. The first iteration, in July, was signed by 55 scientists, clinicians and other experts. This version was signed by more than 70 experts and over 60 patient and […]
    Mon, 02 Dec 2019 21:56:27 +0000

    Trial By Error: Professor Jonathan Edwards’ View of ME
    By David Tuller, DrPH Professor Jonathan Edwards posted this essay a while ago on the Science For ME forum. I only noticed it recently. Professor Edwards, a retired rheumatologist from University College London, has played a key role n the last few years as an advocate for patients as well as proper science. So I […]
    Mon, 02 Dec 2019 20:31:39 +0000

    TWiV 576: Big data in virology and public health
    From the 22nd meeting of the European Society for Clinical Virology in Copenhagen, Vincent speaks with Thea, Heli, Kim, Caroline and Irma about big data and its increasing use in virology diagnostics, epidemiology, and public health. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 576 (33 MB .mp3, 54 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Show notes at […]
    Mon, 02 Dec 2019 00:02:19 +0000

    TWiEVO 49: A giant podcast on giant viruses
    Rich joins Nels and Vincent for a debriefing on the 4th Ringberg Symposium on Giant Virus Biology in Tegernsee, Germany. Click arrow to play Download TWiEVO 49 (68 MB .mp3, 113 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiEVO Show notes at
    Fri, 29 Nov 2019 17:08:32 +0000

    TWiV 575: Endless giant virus forms most beautiful
    From the Fourth Symposium on Giant Virus Biology in Germany, Vincent, Rich, and Nels speak with Assaf, Stephen, and Alexandra about their careers and their work on giant viruses that infect ocean hosts: Emiliana huxleyi, Aureococcus anophagefferans, and a choanoflagellate.  Click arrow to play Download TWiV 575 (73 MB .mp3, 121 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email […]
    Sun, 24 Nov 2019 12:59:05 +0000

    Trial By Error: Open Letter to Dr Godlee about BMJ’s Ethically Bankrupt Actions (2)
    By David Tuller, DrPH In July, I sent Dr Fiona Godlee, editorial director of BMJ, a letter signed by 55 experts about her company’s perplexing decision to republish the originally reported–and unreliable–findings from the trial of the Lightning Process. She did not respond. This morning I sent the letter again, with more individual signatories along […]
    Fri, 22 Nov 2019 19:34:33 +0000

    An ancestral vector improves on this year’s model
    Adenovirus associated virus (AAV) vectors are being increasingly used for gene therapy because they are not pathogenic in humans and persist for long periods in certain cell types. Currently 120 gene delivery clinical trials with these vectors are in progress, and two have been approved: Luxturna to treat a rare form of blindness, and another […]
    Wed, 20 Nov 2019 12:00:06 +0000

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Laikaspoetnik Blog Virology/Infectious Diseases entries:

To Retract or Not to Retract… That’s the Question
In the previous post I discussed [1] that editors of Science asked for the retraction of a paper linking XMRV retrovirus to ME/CFS. The decision of the editors was based on the failure of at least 10 other studies to confirm these findings and on growing support that the results were caused by contamination. When the authors refused […]
Tue, 07 Jun 2011 13:34:25 +0000

Science Asks to Retract the XMRV-CFS Paper, it Should Never Have Accepted in the First Place.
Wow! Breaking! As reported in WSJ earlier this week [1], editors of the journal Science asked Mikovits and her co-authors to voluntary retract their 2009 Science paper [2]. In this paper Mikovits and colleagues of the Whittemore Peterson Institute (WPI) and the Cleveland Clinic, reported the presence of xenotropic murine leukemia virus–related virus (XMRV) in peripheral blood mononuclear cells […]
Thu, 02 Jun 2011 21:34:34 +0000

Does the NHI/FDA Paper Confirm XMRV in CFS? Well, Ditch the MR and Scratch the X… and… you’ve got MLV.
The long awaited paper that would ‘solve’ the controversies about the presence of Xenotropic Murine Leukemia Virus-related virus (XMRV) in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) was finally published in PNAS last week [1]. The study, a joint effort of the NIH and the FDA, was withheld, on request of the authors [2], because it contradicted […]
Mon, 30 Aug 2010 03:32:21 +0000