TWiV 17: Seminal discoveries in virology

January 24, 2009

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dick Despommier

Guest: Saul Silverstein

Vincent, Dick, and Saul talk about discoveries in virology that have had a major impact on the field.

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  • Sem•i•nal (adjective): strongly influencing later developments.
  • Note: There are two HPV vaccines on the market: Gardasil (quadrivalent, types 6, 11, 16, 18) and Cervarix (bivalent, types 16 and 18).Gates Foundation donates to polio eradication effort.
  • Testing a bivalent oral poliovirus vaccine in India.
  • We played a clip from net@night episode 83.
  • I wrote about Jonathan Swift’s ‘Animalcules’ on virology blog.

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Science book of the weekThe Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher by Lewis Thomas

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3 comments on “TWiV 17: Seminal discoveries in virology

  1. poxdoc Sep 19, 2009

    2008: Launch of TWiV

  2. Too kind. Love the avatar though (poxdoc).