TWiV 122: More fun than a monkey full of viruses

February 27, 2011

japanese macaquesHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan DoveRich Condit, and Welkin Johnson

The complete TWiV crew teams up with Welkin Johnson to explore the other AIDS epidemic, infection of monkeys with simian immunodeficiency virus, and its restriction by the cellular protein TRIM5.

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Vincent – US Supreme Court decision on vaccine litigation (NY Times)

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  • Chris

    Ummmm…. ah, homeopathy has nothing in it! At least vaccines have active ingredients. Homeopathic remedies are often diluted to one part diluted to 10^60 parts of solvent (pretty much all of the atoms in this solar system, and more):
    http://www.1023.org.uk/what-is-homeopathy.php