TWiV 95: Does a virus shift in the woods?

August 15, 2010

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Rich Condit

Vincent, Dickson, Alan, and Rich consider the end of the influenza H1N1 pandemic, dengue in Florida, vaccinia virus infection in Brazilian monkeys, and viruses in the faecal microbiota.

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan – Families Fighting Flu
Rich –
Food, Inc.
Dickson –  Fuel
Vincent – MIT Open Courseware
Michael –  Waiting for Superman and Can Science Feed the World? (Nature)

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  • Anonymous

    The Fuel movie website is actually functional. The link was provided at the bottom of the Wikipedia page:

    Great episode. I really liked Alan’s link. The feature where you can see Flu trends across the globe is much easier to work with and interpret than the WHO site.

    I’m sorry to say I have yet to buy any TWiV merchandise. However, I am the proud owner of a new BioCrowd travel mug. Who knows, maybe I’ll also buy a TWiV Sigg water bottle.

  • Ben

    Thanks for another great TWIV. I have to agree that Alan’s pick is good and its nice that there are organizations working on vaccine. Also I really enjoyed the H1N1 follow up I have seen far to little of this in the “media”

    Keep up the great work.


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