TWiV 335: Ebola lite

May 3, 2015

Ebola liteHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVumvirate discusses a whole Ebolavirus vaccine that protects primates, the finding that Ebolavirus is not undergoing rapid evolution, and a proposal to increase the pool of life science researchers by cutting money and time from grants.

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6 comments on “TWiV 335: Ebola lite

  1. Link for Kathy’s snippet (Lorsch and Drubin):

    Thanks for reading my comment! I liked Juanjo’s letter and I agree with John/Lee that the bi/tripartite genomes/particles are quite interesting.
    I work on plants, but I think flowers are nice mainly because it is easy to get a lot of RNA from them (lots of small cells packed together). Good for immunoprecipitations and assaying systemic virus movement.

  2. Les2011 May 3, 2015

    Where can I find Jennifer’s timings?
    One idea: put a link to them in the show notes.
    Ideally, there would be a time IN the show notes.

    • Of course the timestamps are in the show notes, they have always been. I don’t put them in until Monday morning because that’s when I receive them from Jennifer.

  3. Ramón Canet González May 4, 2015

    There’s a wrong link in Ramon’s Listener Pick of the Week

  4. azileretsis May 4, 2015

    Thanks for discussing the mutation rates in Ebola. I think it’s important to separate science from scipop which Michael T. Osterholm was manifesting. Private conversations, conjecture, and peer-reviewed science need to be clearly delineated even among experts.

  5. Candy Ton May 5, 2015

    Hi! This is Candy Ton from Creative Biolabs ( Thanks for sharing this discussion about Ebola in such a different way.