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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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Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:17:20 +0000

    Trial By Error: Jennie Spotila’s Latest NIH Funding Fact-Check
    Note: On her blog, Occupy M.E., Jennie Spotila recently posted another one of her indispensable close readings of NIH spending figures. I am reposting this here with Jennie’s permission. ********** Another NIH Funding Fact-Check In April, NIH finally published their funding numbers for ME/CFS research in 2018. That means it is time for another fact-check […]
    Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:17:20 +0000

    TWiV 552: Delta and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat
    Team TWiV reveals DNA polymerases that do not require a primer, and packaging of hepatitis delta virus by the envelope glycoproteins of diverse viruses. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 552 (70 MB .mp3, 116 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Show notes at
    Sun, 16 Jun 2019 23:39:05 +0000

    No primer needed
    Each year I inform the students in my Columbia University virology course that all known DNA polymerases – viral or cellular – require a primer to initiate DNA synthesis (it’s even stated in our textbook, Principles of Virology). This statement is no longer true, as shown by the discovery of two different DNA polymerases that […]
    Fri, 14 Jun 2019 01:51:16 +0000

    Trial by Error: A Letter to Bristol about my Recent FOI Request; Update Added
    By David Tuller, DrPH UPDATE: Within an hour or two of writing to Bristol, I received a response from the university’s director of legal services. Here’s what she wrote: Dear Dr Tuller Thank you for your email. The Information Rights team is making good progress on clearing the back log, your FOI request is currently […]
    Wed, 12 Jun 2019 15:17:37 +0000

    Trial By Error: BJGP Correction Coming, BMJ Still Stonewalls
    By David Tuller, DrPH Today I received an e-mail from Professor Roger Jones, editor of British Journal of General Practice. I’ve been nudging him to correct a false statement in a 2017 editorial about the cost of so-called “medically unexplained symptoms” to the UK National Health Service. The false statement involved a misquotation of a […]
    Tue, 11 Jun 2019 16:56:33 +0000

    Trial By Error: Hey BJGP, Where’s That Correction about the Cost of MUS?
    By David Tuller, DrPH Earlier today (Sunday, June 9th, in San Francisco), I sent the following e-mail to Professor Roger Jones, the editor of the British Journal of General Practice. I first wrote to Professor Jones in early May, seeking a correction to a 2017 editorial about the cost of so-called “medically unexplained symptoms” to […]
    Mon, 10 Jun 2019 04:21:12 +0000

    TWiV 551: Golden hands
    At Retroviruses 2019 in Cold Spring Harbor, Vincent speaks with virologist Bryan Cullen about his work and his career, together with former associates Ann Skalka, Paul Bieniasz, and Michael Malim. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 551 (37 MB .mp3, 60 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV!
    Mon, 10 Jun 2019 00:29:59 +0000

    Virology at the Science Fair
    By Gertrud U. Rey Every year approximately 1800 high school students from more than 80 different countries gather at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), where they display their independent research and compete for more than $5 million worth of prizes. Last month, I had the honor of serving as a Grand Awards Judge […]
    Fri, 07 Jun 2019 02:31:31 +0000

    Trial By Error: A Second Letter to LP Study’s Senior Author
    By David Tuller, DrPH Alan Montgomery is a professor of medical statistics and clinical trials at the University of Nottingham’s School of Medicine. He is also the senior author of the Lightning Process study, which was published in 2017 in Archives of Disease in Childhood, a BMJ journal. I wrote him a letter in January […]
    Thu, 06 Jun 2019 00:55:04 +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