On March 29, the New York Academy of Sciences hosted a webinar* on “Pathogens in the Blood Supply,” presented by the Emerging Infectious Diseases & Microbiology Discussion Group. One of the presentations was “Strategies for Detection of XMRV in Blood, by Dr. Judy Mikovits, PhD, a virologist and XRMV researcher at the Whittemore Peterson Institute. Following are videos of her presentation and Q&A.
Strategies for Detection of XMRV in Blood (PART 1): Dr. Judy Mikovits
Strategies for Detection of XMRV in Blood (PART 2): Dr. Judy Mikovits
Strategies for Detection of XMRV in Blood (Q&A): Dr. Judy Mikovits
* Other speakers were:
Debra Kessler, RN, who is responsible for notifying and counseling donors regarding infectious disease testing and advising transfusion services regarding transfusion transmission of infectious diseases. New York Blood Center.
Dr. Ian Lipkin, Columbia University’s ‘World Class Virus Hunter’ & director of the NIH’s multi-center study of XMRV in CFS patients. (See the Sep 2010 Wall Street Journal article on this subject by Amy Dockser-Marcus.)
The NYAS webinar archive is at www.nyas.org/Events/webinars.aspx (scroll down). At this time the Pathogens in the Blood Supply webinar is not archived and it seems access may be limited to Academy members.