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TWiV 62: Persistence of West Nile virus

Posted Dec 13 2009 12:00am

On episode #62 of the podcast This Week in Virology, Vincent, Dickson, and Alan discuss STEP HIV-1 vaccine failure caused by the adenovirus vector, presence of West Nile virus in kidneys for years after initial infection, adaptation of the influenza viral RNA polymerase for replication in human cells, and the significance of the D225G change in the influenza HA protein.

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Download TWiV #62 (47 MB .mp3, 66 minutes)

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Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks
Dick Smallpox – The Death of a Disease by DA Henderson
Alan Olympus Bioscapes Digital Imaging Competition
Vincent Microbe Magazine

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