Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Alan Dove
On episode #70 of the podcast ‘This Week in Virology’, Vincent, Dickson, and Alan consider a broad spectrum antiviral against enveloped viruses, how a plant virus induces chemical signals in the host to maximize its spread, a new way to preserve viral vaccines at tropical temperatures, and the continuing story of XMRV and chronic fatigue syndrome.
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Links for this episode:
- Broad spectrum antiviral against enveloped viruses
- Chemical signals induced by a plant virus attract insect vectors to inferior hosts
- New vaccine technology to make viral vaccines stable at tropical temperatures
- Second UK study fails to find XMRV in chronic fatigue syndrome patients (pdf)
- Nature podcast with Simon Singh and petition (thanks Andre!)
- Letter on Wolbachia and bees (thanks Tom!)
- Dickson fishing in Argentina (jpg)
Weekly Science Picks
Dickson Chemical Ecology – edited by Thomas Eisner and Jerrold Meinwald
Alan Scripps Center for Mass Spectrometry
Vincent Folding@home (thanks Jesper!)
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