This Week in Virology

TWiV is a weekly netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick. Brought to you by four university professors and a science writer.


TWiV #22 - Viral bioinformatics

In episode 22 of This Week in Virology, host Vincent Racaniello and guest host Chris Upton, a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at the University of Victoria in Vancouver, Canada, converse about hepatitis B in India, AIDS gene therapy with a ribozyme, antibodies that neutralize many influenza virus strains, killing tumors with vaccinia virus, myxoma virus of rabbits, and the Viral Bioinformatics Resource Center.

Links in the episode indlude:

  • Hepatitis B outbreak in India
  • AIDS gene therapy clinical trial
  • Antibodies that neutralize many influenza virus strains (papers 1 and 2)
  • Vaccinia virus as an oncolytic agent
  • Mutations that attenuate myxoma virus in rabbits
  • Viral Bioinformatics Resource Center

Science blog of the week: The VBRC blog by Chris Upton
Science podcast pick of the week: Nova ScienceNow
Science book of the week: The Hot Zone by Richard Preston


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