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TWiV 173: Going to bat for flu research


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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 173: Going to bat for flu research

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The TWiVites discuss seroevidence for human infection with avian influenza H5N1, and the discovery of a new influenza virus in Guatemalan bats.

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Weekly Science Picks

Ashlee – AskScience (Reddit)
Michael - HealthMap (iPhone and Android app)
Rich – H5N1 research discussion at ASMBiodefense
Alan – El Yunque National Forest
Vincent – The Journal of Global Health

Listener Pick of the Week

Judi – NSF visualization challenge

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