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TWiV 13: Top 10 virology stories of 2008

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Alan Dovetwivlogo

Vincent and Alan talk about President-elect Obama’s choices for his science advisors, SARS sensationalism, a new enteric picornavirus, and the top 10 virology stories of 2008.

Obama’s science advisors (Yahoo story)
CDC RSS feed on influenza
PNAS paper on a new enteric picornavirus

TWiV’s top 10 virology stories of 2008:

1. Nobel Prize in Medicine to Montagnier, Barré-Sinoussi, and zur Hausen
2. AIDS elite controllers partly explained
3. Cancellation of PAVE HIV-1 vaccine trial
4. Gut homing receptor for HIV-1
5. New Ebola strain
6. New mosquito virus
7. How mosquitoes survive virus infection
8. Mouse model for Chikungunya
9. Genome sequences of 150 avian influenza virus strains
10.  Understanding the RS virus vaccine failure

Science blog of the week: Aetiology
Science podcast pick of the week: biobytes
Science book of the week: Principles of Virology, 3rd Edition by Flint, Enquist, Racaniello, and Skalka. Details on how to win a free copy here.

Send your virology questions and comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Have a great 2009!

Download TWiV #13 (34 MB .mp3, 49 minutes)

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