TWiV 35: Much achoo about nothing

June 7, 2009

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Dick Despommier, and Richard Kessin

Vincent, Alan, Dick, and Richard Kessin talk about Lujo virus, a new arenavirus, influenza, WHO rewriting pandemic rules, adjuvants, and a brief history of microbiology.

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Links for this episode:

  • Lujo virus, a new arenavirus
  • Is CDC too optimistic about influenza?
  • WHO to rewrite pandemic rules
  • Adjuvant at wikipedia
  • Avery, MacLeod, McCarty 50th anniversary (pdf)
  • Pasteur’s swan-neck flask

 

pasteur-swan-neck-flask

Broth was placed in a flask, boiled, and the neck was heated and drawn out. The broth was open to the air, but remained sterile as long as microbe-containing dust collected in the neck and did not reach the liquid.

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5 comments on “TWiV 35: Much achoo about nothing

  1. Jason Jun 8, 2009

    A Quick look at wikipedia.org shows three animals that were domesticated from Africa. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domestication these are the Donkey, Sub-Saharan Cow, and the Guineafowl. There are some original sources listed on that page.

    • Thanks for that information. Good thing we are not 'This Week in Animals'.

      On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 3:30 AM,

  2. Thanks for that information. Good thing we are not 'This Week in Animals'.

    On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 3:30 AM,

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