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In episode 35 of This Week in Virology, hosts Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Dick Despommier and guest Richard Kessin talk about Lujo virus, a new arenavirus, influenza, WHO rewriting pandemic rules, adjuvants, and a brief history of microbiology.
Lujo virus, a new arenavirus
Is CDC too optimistic about influenza?
WHO to rewrite pandemic rules
Adjuvant at wikipedia
Avery, MacLeod, McCarty 50th anniversary ( pdf)
Pasteur’s swan-neck flask
Broth was placed in a flask and the neck was heated and drawn out. The broth was open to the air, but remained sterile as long as microbe-containing dust collected in the neck and did not reach the liquid.
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TWiV #35 (57 MB .mp3, 82 minutes)
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