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TWiV 312: She sells B cells


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This Week in Virology

Vincent Racaniello

New York, NY

Description: TWiV is a weekly netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick. Hosted by Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Alan Dove, Kathy Spindler, Dickson Despommier.

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TWiV 312: She sells B cells

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Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVbolans discuss the finding that human noroviruses, major causes of gastroenteritis, can for the first time be propagated in B cell cultures, with the help of enteric bacteria.

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