TWiV 78: Darwin gets weird

April 18, 2010

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Dickson Despommier, and Rich Condit

Vincent, Alan, Dickson, and Rich talk about treating arthritis with a tanapox virus protein, Darwinian evolution of prions in cell culture, and the connection between cold weather fronts and outbreaks of avian H5N1 influenza in Europe.

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5 comments on “TWiV 78: Darwin gets weird

  1. ErikCarter Apr 18, 2010

    I think TWiV should try getting Dr. Grant McFadden on an episode. He came to UConn to give a talk on oncolytic virotherapy, and I think that would be a fascinating topic for TWiV. A lot of people would really enjoy it.
    And I liked the virus joke in the beginning. Here's another one (not mine, I saw it on youtube a while ago.)

    “A virus walked into a bar. The bartender says, “We don't serve viruses in this bar.” The virus replaces the bartender and says, “Now we do.””
    : )