TWiV 14: Common cold, H5N1 transmission, HIV denial, Ebola

January 5, 2009

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Alan Dove

Vincent and Alan discuss a viral upper respiratory tract infection, transmission of H5N1 influenza virus, death of an HIV denialist, and the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Links for this episode:

  • PLoS Pathogens paper on transmission of H5N1 influenza virus.
  • Ebola outbreak in DRC reported by ProMedMail.
  • Death of HIV denialist.
  • BioCrowd, a network for bioscientists.
  • Molecules, the iPhone/iPod Touch app to display molecules.

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