Wilfried Bieger, MD, is a private practice physician in Munich, Germany, specializing in Stress Medicine. He sees patients whose chief "complaints include burn-out, depression, insomnia (difficulty sleeping), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia, MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity) and other chronic diseases."
Dr. Bieger presented at the 2011 Invest in ME International ME Conference that his earlier studies to detect XMRV in samples from ME/CFS patients had been negative. "His team had then collaborated with Judy Mikovits and set up a highly sensitive, specific and uncontaminated protocol for virus detection, sequencing of viral DNA and antibody testing with western blot. Viral DNA and RNA were not detected in fresh blood, but after cultivation of PBMCs for 6 weeks under stimulation and using partly co-culture with virus permissive LnCap cells, culture cells turned positive in some patients. Presence of XMRV was confirmed by sequencing XMRV specific DNA. There have been approximately 40% positives so far." After numerous lab studies around the world, XMRV is no longer considered significant to ME.
Talks & interviews
- 2011, Speaker at the 6th Invest in ME International ME Conference on XMRV Results from Germany DVD available
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