TWiV 18: Can a virus make you fat?

January 31, 2009

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dick Despommier and Alan Dove

Vincent, Dick, and Alan discuss adenovirus type 36 and obesity, new influenza antiviral drugs, viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus of fish, and Ebola virus in pigs and pig farmers in the Phillipines.

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Science blog of the week: Rubor Dolor Calor Tumor
Science podcast pick of the week: Originz
Science book of the week: Biohazard by Ken Alibek

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