TWiV 13: Top 10 virology stories of 2008

December 28, 2008

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Alan Dove

Vincent and Alan talk about President-elect Obama’s choices for his science advisors, SARS sensationalism, a new enteric picornavirus, and the top 10 virology stories of 2008.

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TWiV’s top 10 virology stories of 2008:

1. Nobel Prize in Medicine to Montagnier, Barré-Sinoussi, and zur Hausen
2. AIDS elite controllers partly explained
3. Cancellation of PAVE HIV-1 vaccine trial
4. Gut homing receptor for HIV-1
5. New Ebola strain
6. New mosquito virus
7. How mosquitoes survive virus infection
8. Mouse model for Chikungunya
9. Genome sequences of 150 avian influenza virus strains
10.  Understanding the RS virus vaccine failure

Science blog of the week: Aetiology
Science podcast pick of the week: biobytes
Science book of the week: Principles of Virology, 3rd Edition by Flint, Enquist, Racaniello, and Skalka. Details on how to win a free copy here.

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Have a great 2009!

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3 comments on “TWiV 13: Top 10 virology stories of 2008

  1. Everett Jan 26, 2009

    'Elite controllers” ranked #54 on top 100 science stories of 2008 in Discover magazine.

    • Wasn't hard to pick that one…great story. 100 stories, that's a lot
      of work….10 was plenty for me!

  2. Everett Jan 27, 2009

    'Elite controllers” ranked #54 on top 100 science stories of 2008 in Discover magazine.

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