TWiV 2: Polio is not dead

September 26, 2008

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson discuss the biology and pathogenesis of poliovirus infection and the plan to eradicate the virus from the planet.

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Links for this episode:

  • for the latest information on the global state of polio.
  • Abstract of the Science article on engineering a new polio vaccine: “Virus attenuation by genome-scale changes in codon pair bias”.

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2 comments on “TWiV 2: Polio is not dead

  1. tunie Jan 26, 2013

    i am trying to speed listen but i am only on #2…Great talk and present(ation)…thanks for doing what u do…

  2. Richard Cornell Jan 31, 2022

    I want to comment on Polio when it hit my mother when she was in high school to relate it to the 2020 COVID-19 plagues and why everyone needs to be vaccinated.