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ERV is eeeeeeeeeervywhere!

Because I am a cliche absent minded scientist, I completely forgot that I had tickets to Austin City Limits this year, until my passes came in the mail like last week :-/ Like, I ‘remembered’, but I thought it was in October or something… I dunno what my brain was doing… Im too busy in…

Virologists talkin about virology!

Vincent Racaniello, the fellow who literally wrote the textbook on viruses, had me and Rich Condit on his show this week to talk about viruses! Its a little different than the podcasts I normally do– normally these are really targeted towards a very general audience. Vincents show is more like you all getting to eavesdrop…

YAAAAAAAAAY!!! A *big* “THANK YOU!!” to The Thinking Atheist for recording and producing these videos (all of the speeches will be up on his YouTube channel). He brought all the equipment, the audio is great, the video is great, he integrated in the slides from my PowerPoint, dealt with uploading everything to YouTube (I know…

It gets lonely here in virus town. Its like me… and Vincent… and… me… So Im always happy to stumble across another virology blag, especially ones written by fellow grad students! Rule of 6ix :uncovering the science behind viruses, vaccines and what it means for us Bamford doesnt post super often, but check out the…

lol, WUT?

This is, quite possibly, the biggest science journalism fail in the history of ever. IN THE HISTORY OF EVER. *heavy sigh* OKAY, when we discover new drugs and antivirals and such, we usually dont build these pharmaceuticals from scratch. We steal them from evolution, and try to make them *better* for *our* purposes in the…

ERV and HIV-1 on Skeptically Speaking

Just in case you missed it on Sunday, you can now download/stream my talk on HIV-1 with Skeptically Speaking! #122 HIV and AIDS BONUS: This recording includes a chat with Dr. Peter Leone on HPV too!

Science Media: Why do I even bother…

Me, about three weeks ago: Super Awesome influenza antibodies: Slightly more helpful than Super Awesome HIV antibodies This morning: Scientists hail the prospect of a universal vaccine for flu One antibody to bind them all– An antibody that recognizes all strains of influenza A could be a universal vaccine blueprint. Universal flu vaccine a ‘step…

ERV LIVE and IRL! HIV-1 and Vaccines!

I suck! Desiree Schelle has been trying to get me on Skeptically Speaking since, like, last December, and I keep getting busy and putting it off and then I was like “GHA I SUCK NAME A DATE!” So Im going to be on her show this Sunday to talk about HIV-1! We record live with…

Tuesday, May 17th, at noon (Central Time), Trine Tsouderos is hosting a live-chat with one of the people who literally wrote the book on viruses, Vincent Racaniello. LINKY!! I know you all have *ME* to chat with But I do encourage you all to submit questions to Vince and Trine, partly because this is a…

Imagine a book I would write. On viruses (what else?). Now, instead of it sounding like it was written by a chimpanzee who learned English from watching ‘Waynes World’ and ‘Waynes World 2′ on a loop + 4chan, imagine it was written by an articulate, science-literate human. That is ‘A Planet of Viruses‘, Carl Zimmers…