TWiV 51: ALVAC-HIV and AIDSVAX B/E

September 27, 2009

thailandHosts: Vincent RacanielloDick Despommier, and Alan Dove

Vincent, Dick, and Alan (with a cameo appearance by Rich Condit) review the world’s largest Phase III study of a complex HIV vaccine candidate in Thailand, immunization of salmon against infectious salmon anemia virus, and an outbreak of blueberry shock virus in Michigan.

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Alan Bat Rabies and Other Lyssavirus Infections
Dick Boosting Vaccines: The Power of Adjuvants (Scientific American; subscription required)
Vincent The Ig Nobel Prizes by Marc Abrahams

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4 comments on “TWiV 51: ALVAC-HIV and AIDSVAX B/E

  1. chris Oct 2, 2009

    Hello from Vermont!

    I am taking a graduate biochemistry course while getting caught up with TWIV (new twiver) and TWIV is complementing my coursework nicely. I just had an exam on protein structure and the material links up with a lot of your topics. TWIV is informative, on target, funny, and even holds my polisci friend's attention.

    a very appreciative listener,
    Chris

    FYI — 2009 Podcast Awards
    Nominations Open Oct 4th 2009
    http://www.podcastawards.com/

  2. chris Oct 2, 2009

    Hello from Vermont!

    I am taking a graduate biochemistry course while getting caught up with TWIV (new twiver) and TWIV is complementing my coursework nicely. I just had an exam on protein structure and the material links up with a lot of your topics. TWIV is informative, on target, funny, and even holds my polisci friend's attention.

    a very appreciative listener,
    Chris

    FYI — 2009 Podcast Awards
    Nominations Open Oct 4th 2009
    http://www.podcastawards.com/

  3. James McDonnell Jun 11, 2020

    I recently listened to a “How I Built This” podcast episode with Guy Raz. It was entitled “reCAPTCHA and Duolingo: Luis von Ahn. The interview was with Luis, but the other partner was Arson, the listener to TWIV whose email Dr. Racaniello read if I am connecting these dots correctly. Anyway the Arson whose story I heard on that podcast was a very gifted programmer, hopefully he is still interested in virology and microbiology and will make some contributions to the field.

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