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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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Thu, 22 Aug 2019 03:49:19 +0000

    Trial By Error: Joan McParland’s Lightning Process Experience
    by David Tuller, DrPH Aura-reader and Tarot expert Phil Parker, also known as the founder of the Lightning Process, has posted a video on YouTube of an “ME/CFS success story.” Without knowing anything about Amy’s situation or medical history beyond what she shares, I have no reason to disbelieve her testimony of recovery from illness. […]
    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 03:49:19 +0000

    Trial By Error: My Interview with Melbourne’s Dr Don Lewis
    By David Tuller, DrPH When I visited Melbourne in March of last year, I heard a lot about Dr Don Lewis, a local physician beloved by those with ME—or “chronic fatigue,” as Australian patients, scientists and clinicians routinely called the illness, to my dismay. At the time, Dr Lewis was transitioning out of his medical […]
    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:59:34 +0000

    TWiV 561: Hot or not
    The Autonomous CollecTWiVe reveal two effective treatments for Ebolavirus infection, how a virus in a fungus confers heat tolerance to a plant, and dampened inflammation as a mechanism for bat tolerance to viral infection. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 561 (57 MB .mp3, 93 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Show notes at
    Sun, 18 Aug 2019 11:52:38 +0000

    Enterovirus D68 and childhood paralysis
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention thinks that viruses play a role in the childhood paralysis called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). The finding of antibodies to enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with AFM strengthens the link between infection with this virus and AFM. Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), which mainly occurs […]
    Thu, 15 Aug 2019 19:39:33 +0000

    Trial By Error: An Ill-Informed Article in The Guardian
    By David Tuller, DrPH People who know little or nothing about the illness or cluster of illnesses variously called myalgic encephalomyelitis, chronic fatigue syndrome, CFS/ME, and ME/CFS can’t seem to stop writing stupid and ill-informed stories about it. And Professor Michael Sharpe seems to blame “Americans”–rather than his own disastrous research–for his current problems and […]
    Tue, 13 Aug 2019 20:50:57 +0000

    TWiV 560: CEIRS, influenza and company
    From the meeting of the Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance, Vincent speaks with Alan, Florian and Jennifer about their careers, the purpose of CEIRS, universal influenza vaccines, and cellular responses to infection in pediatric populations. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 560 (37 MB .mp3, 61 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Show notes […]
    Sun, 11 Aug 2019 12:23:12 +0000

    Avoiding error catastrophe with recombination
    RNA viruses exist close to their error threshold, the point beyond which additional mutations cause loss of infectivity. It has been suggested that RNA recombination prevents viruses from exceeding the error threshold – a situation called error catastrophe – but there has been little experimental support for this hypothesis. An analysis of poliovirus RNA synthesis […]
    Fri, 09 Aug 2019 01:44:12 +0000

    TWiV 559: Nectin connection what’s your infection?
    The complete TWiV team give a report on the Ebola virus outbreak in DRC, and reveal that cell surface nectin proteins cause the transfer of cytoplasmic cargo, including measles virus, between cells. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 559 (65 MB .mp3, 108 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV!
    Sun, 04 Aug 2019 12:16:00 +0000

    Viruses and autoimmunity
    by Gertrud U. Rey Type 1 diabetes is an organ-specific autoimmune disease that is characterized by the loss of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. The loss of these cells leads to decreased insulin production (hypoinsulinemia) and increased levels of glucose in the blood (hyperglycemia). While it is still unclear what exactly causes the loss […]
    Thu, 01 Aug 2019 20:23:44 +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