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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…

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…

NatGeo had a pretty sweet program on the other night on viruses! I guess they made it like a couple years ago, but I somehow totally missed it!! If you read ERV, there was probably nothing new there for you, but its neat to *see* the scientists I talk about portrayed as creepy guys talking…

As a scientist and a blogger and a science communicator, I luvs me some open access publishing! I can link to a paper everyone can read, people can leave questions or comments or ideas in my comment section– its interactive and educational and a lot more fun for everyone (I end up learning a lot…

Dr. Oz. Rockstar of Science. Major, massive, epic moron. Homeboy invites our Dr. Pam Ronald on his show to talk about GMOs. Great public science outreach opportunity. I was excited for her and for the field and for the public. But you know ‘crank magnetism’? Its never surprising when an anti-vaxer turns out to be…