TWiV 126: Wart’s up, doc?

michelle ozbunHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Michelle Ozbun

On episode #126 of the podcast This Week in Virology, virologist Michelle Ozbun and the TWiV team review the biology of human papillomaviruses.

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Michelle – HIV-1 utilizes chemokine receptor CXCR4 to enter stem cells (PubMed)
Dickson – Bengladesh bans sale of palm sap (NY Times)
Rich – The Medusa and the Snail by Lewis Thomas (“On Warts” – pdf)
Alan – Planting Science – students, teachers, and scientists collaborate on botany experiments
Vincent – CIDRAP – Center for Disease Research and Policy

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Comments on this entry are closed.

  • Itinerant Cryptographer 29 March 2011, 3:44 pm

    It looks like the HIV paper is available only with a journal subscription.

  • profvrr 29 March 2011, 3:51 pm

    Yes, unfortunately that is true. But Dr. Collins will be on TWiV #133
    to discuss the paper.

  • sana 30 March 2011, 8:05 pm

    do you have any TWiv discussing HIV-1 virology and life cycle?! please

  • profvrr 30 March 2011, 9:53 pm

    No, we haven’t fully discussed HIV-1 replication on TWiV. You could
    try my virology course lecture, which is at – it’s a

  • Michelle Ozbun 6 April 2011, 3:24 am

    I love the essay by Lewis Thomas “On Warts”… Thanks Rich — War on Warts, a Conquest of Warts, a National Institute of Warts and All!!

  • Nacho 11 May 2011, 1:03 pm

    It’s been a great experience listening this podcast. Specially what @facebook-1005708267:disqusexplains about HPV. It would be nice if the podcast can be translated into spanish! For sure i will follow the Twiv on iTunes and specially Michelle’s research. Greetings from Spain !