my PhD supervisor,Paul Duprex,will be on TWiV today at ASM (2 p.m Eastern Time) Paul Duprex @10queues and Julie Pfeiffer speaking about their work on #TWiV 18th May!" Livestream link here: https://www.facebook.com/thisweekinvirology/app_142371818162
Two new anti Hepatitis C virus drugs reach the market this year sparking any to question if HCV will be completely controllable. Here's a nice rundown on the drugs and their costs: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/the-cure-for-hepatitis-c-is-upon-us-but-at-a-costly-penny/article18224668/
The first case of MERS in the US was spotted in the last two weeks First #MERS case in the U.S.: Patient traveled from KSA to Chicago, then took a bus to Indiana http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/p0502-US-MERS.html … expect this kind of story to continue to appear. Looks like no real evidence of spread of disease but have to wait until incubation period has ran its course.
science. For more info on MERS, specifically testing and the apparent increase in cases, read this interview with Christian Drosten, virologist-extraordinaire. MT @profvrr: Great interview with Christian Drosten on #MERS http://bit.ly/1hvGQs6
Another coronavirus that hasn't had as much interest in comparison to MERS but should: Concerns grow over deadly pig virus. Would be great if coronaviruses would just stop... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27256466 … devastating to pigs and the economy. No risk to humans though.
This week, Boston City council announced their backing for the opening of the category 4 National Emerging infectious disease laboratory (NEIDL). #NEIDL update: ordnance defeated, vote was 5 for ban, 8 against
Some lovely imaging work on Nipah virus transport of structural glycoproteins within neurons: live cell imaging of nipah virus glycoprotein transport in neuronal cells http://www.plospathogens.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.ppat.1004107 … fascinating
Pfizer/Astrazeneca deal breaking continues to go on but what effect will it have on UK R&D? Pfizer and AstraZeneca "The Wyeth deal alone saw Pfizer scrap 19,000 staffers". http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/apr/28/pfizer-astrazeneca-takeover-bad-news-uk-research?CMP=twt_fd …
- and an ex UK soldier sues the Ministry of Defense over vaccine-induced disease
Ex-soldier takes on MoD over vaccine. Gulf war syndrome http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27259202 …
Two vaccine stories this week: Do newer vaccine overwhelm the developing immune system? Debunking an anti-vaccine claim: Giving so many vaccines overwhelms a child's immune system http://bit.ly/Q0c3fq pic.twitter.com/kXsHjRe304
The Glasgow Science Festival is coming up, check out here for information http://glasgowsciencefestival.org.uk/ . come and see me there!
Sleep deprivation for personal/work gain. Where did it come from? Thomas Edison and the Cult of Sleep Deprivation http://pocket.co/sHnm5
here's where I tried to make a porter/stout homebrew. It turned out OK.http://apostdocinvirology.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/porter-take-1.html …
One week ago I passed my Ph.D. viva, ending 3.5 years of supervision from Paul Duprex and Bert Rima. Thanks guys!