TWiV 283: No Reston for the weary

May 4, 2014

Reston virusHosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Jens H. Kuhn

Jens speaks with the TWiV team about filoviruses, including the recent Ebola virus outbreak in Guinea.

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  • James

    Sadly, the Springer link is no-longer open access :(

  • http://www.virology.ws profvrr

    I’m very sorry about that. I don’t know if Springer closed it because we picked it, or if they had planned to anyway. Either way I apologize to listeners: I would not have made it a pick had I known the access would be closed. Not a very nice move, Springer!

  • rf

    Another great show. I especially appreciated the distinction between romantically conjecturing about the possible evolutionary causes or other flights of fantasy with evidence based inquiry. I like both, but it good to remember the difference. Even what seems like good evidence today can turn out to represent an incomplete understanding. Glad to see you bringing this esoteric field of inquiry to the public. I wish some good studies would be made on the impact of a healthy environment. I’m convinced the presumption that the civilation we have evolved into is not healthy for people and needs a lot of debugging.

  • Kay

    Luckily, the book is part of the Landes Bioscience open access library and can be downloaded from their web page:

    http://www.landesbioscience.com/books/special/id/958/