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Xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV) was first discovered in 2006 in human patients who had prostate cancer. In 2009, a study reported potential association of this virus with chronic fatigue syndrome.

Not much is known about XMRV, but Yerkes researchers are working to change that. Starting with establishing a nonhuman primate model for the virus, Yerkes researchers are working to delineate viral kinetics, immune responses and, ultimately, the pathogenesis of this newly identified virus.  

Yerkes Investigators Studying XMRV