The largest TWiV panel ever assembled takes on XMRV and chronic fatigue syndrome, 2009 chemistry Nobel prizes for ribosome structure, finding new poxvirus vaccine candidates, a brouhaha over leaked Canadian data on influenza susceptibility, and transmission of H1N1 influenza to a pet ferret.
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Links for this episode:
- XMRV and chronic fatigue syndrome
- XMRV not found in German prostate cancer
- 2009 Chemistry Nobel Prize for ribosome structure
- New poxvirus vaccines (e! Science and Virology articles – thanks Jim!)
- Seasonal flu shots and susceptibility to 2009 H1N1 (one, two, and three)
- Pet ferret gets H1N1 influenza from owner
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