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 #17 - Seminal discoveries in virology

Vincent, Dick, and Saul talk about discoveries in virology that have had a major impact on the field.

Sem•i•nal (adjective): strongly influencing later developments.
Note: There are two HPV vaccines on the market: Gardasil (quadrivalent, types 6, 11, 16, 18) and Cervarix (bivalent, types 16 and 18).

Links for this episode:

Gates Foundation donates to polio eradication effort.
Testing a bivalent oral poliovirus vaccine in India.
We played a clip from net@night episode 83.
I wrote about Jonathan Swift’s ‘Animalcules’ on virology blog.

Science blog of the week: Research Blogging
Science podcast pick of the week: Boston Museum of Science podcast
Science book of the week: The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher by Lewis Thomas


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