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

January 13, 2009

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dick Despommier, and Alan Dove

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.

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Links for this episode:

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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