Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Grant McFadden
On episode #124 of the podcast This Week in Virology, Vincent, Dickson, Alan, Rich, and Grant discuss a tanapoxvirus protein that inhibits tumor necrosis factor, purging tumors with myxoma virus, and destruction of the last known stocks of smallpox virus.
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Links for this episode:
- Interaction of tumor necrosis factor with tanapox virus protein
- Viron Therapeutics Inc
- Oncolytic viral purging with myxoma virus
- Why not destroy remaining smallpox stocks? (editorial)
- US should agree to destroy smallpox stocks (CIDRAP)
- TWiV on Facebook
- Letters read on TWiV 124
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Vincent – 10 stunning science visualizations
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