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In episode 32 of This Week in Virology, hosts Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove and guest Raul Rabadan converse about polio survivors in iron lungs, bocavirus, structure of mimivirus, and genome sequence analysis of influenza H1N1 viruses.
Links for this episode:
Death of Marsha Mason, who lived 60 years in an iron lung
First discovery of bocavirus in human stool
Structural studies of the giant mimivirus
Pandemic potential of H1N1 influenza virus
Was swine flu a lab accident? Bloomberg and NY Times articles
Hong Kong virologist says new H1N1 strain is ‘unstable’
Article by John Barry on site of origin of 1918 influenza
TWiV will be live at the ASM General Meeting in Philadelphia on Tuesday, May 19, 2:00 PM, Press Room 203A. Video will be streamed live at this location.
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Download TWiV #32 (51 MB .mp3, 73 minutes)
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