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TWiV 15: Deer mice, Spanish flu, measles, antiviral resistance

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dick Despommier, and Alan Dovetwivlogo

Vincent, Dick, and Alan converse about hantavirus spread by large deer mice, why the 1918 influenza virus replicates in the lower respiratory tract, measles in Europe, and the growing resistance of  influenza virus to antivirals.

MMWR, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from CDC.
Larger, older deer mice spread hantavirus.
Viral RNA polymerase complex promotes optimal growth of 1918 virus in the lower respiratory tract of ferrets.
Measles in Europe: an epidemiological assessment.
Avian flu (H5N1) gaining resistance to antivirals.
Times article on resistance to Tamiflu and analysis by virology blog.
Angola widens border closure with DRC over Ebola.

Solutions, the iPhone/iPod Touch app to calculate molar solutions.
Vaccine, the iPhone/iPod Touch app to determine vaccination schedules.

Science blog of the week: Molecule of the Day
Science podcast pick of the week: Meet the Scientist by Merry Buckley
Science book of the weekThe Great Influenza by John M. Barry

The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin - published 150 years ago.

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