TWiV 145: The inVinceable TWiV

twortHosts: Alan Dove and Rich Condit

Alan and Rich tackle the discovery of bacteriophages, and treating influenza by calming the cytokine storm.

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3 thoughts on “TWiV 145: The inVinceable TWiV”

  1. Alexandra Jacunski

    This is off topic, but I just wanted to say (having recently gone to the cinema) that I hope you see Contagion when it comes out and go into the nitty-gritty of what’s plausible in it and (more appealing) what’s totally wrong. 

    By the way, I tried to track down the book you said first got you interested in virology (the name escapes me right now, but I recall it had an exclamation point in the title) and I couldn’t find it anywhere 🙁


  2. I’ll certainly be talking more about ‘Contagion’ when it’s released. I am sure that there will be implausible aspects, but remember, it’s science fiction. The book that inspired me to become a virologist is Fever by John Fuller. There are only expensive used copies on but you might be able to find it more cheaply elsewhere.

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