TWiV 50: XMRV

20 September 2009

twiv-200Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Jason Rodriguez

On episode #50 of the podcast “This Week in Virology”, Vincent and Jason review influenza 2009 H1N1 vaccine trials and protection against the virus conferred by the 1976 swine flu vaccine, then move on to a virus called XMRV and its possible role in prostate cancer.

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Links for this episode:
One dose of influenza 2009 H1N1 vaccine without adjuvant is enough
Partially completed study on influenza 2009 H1N1 vaccine with MF59 adjuvant
1976 swine flu vaccine induces cross-reactive antibodies against influenza 2009 H1N1 strain
Explanation of hemagglutination-inhibition and microneutralization assays
FDA approves influenza 2009 H1N1 vaccine
XMRV is present in malignant prostatic epithelium and is associated with prostate cancer
Identification of a novel gammaretrovirus in prostate tumors
CDC page on Guillain-Barré syndrome

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