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TWiV 28 - SARS

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twivlogoIn episode 28 of This Week in Virology, hosts Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Dick Despommier, and Eric F. Donaldson discuss a new test for influenza H5N1, poliovirus in Minnesota, Koala retrovirus, batteries made from viruses, and SARS.

Links for this episode:

  • New rapid test for influenza H5N1 based on PDZ binding. Definition of ELISA.
  • Poliovirus isolated from Minnesotan (article 1 and 2)
  • Koala retrovirus: Japan story and review article
  • Batteries made from viruses (cathode and anode). Image of phage M13.
  • iMoleBuilder (iTunes link and review at Sunset Lake Software)
  • Discovery of Norwalk virus
  • Regulatin’ Genes (YouTube link)

Science blog of the week: The Great Beyond by Nature
Science podcast pick of the week: Sorting Out Science
Science book of the week: A Slot Machine, A Broken Test Tube by S.E. Luria (out of print - check your library)

Please send your virology questions and comments to twiv [at] twiv [dot] tv.

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Download TWiV #28 (51 MB .mp3,  74 minutes)

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