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Connor Bamford
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Harnessing innate immunity to cure HIV
Using a single drug derivative of vitamin A, researchers are now beginning to harness our innate immune system in order to force it to recognise, find and kill any cells infected by t he human immunodeficiency virus ( HIV), giving hope of a cure in the futu...

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Response To Infection
The Rule of 6ix blog is back. At least temporarily until I can find another outlet. Recently I have had a lot of science questions and ideas bouncing around my head as I try to define the future of my research and I need to solidify them. Hence the blog. So...

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cascade SMASH
As it was coming to the middle of summer I really wanted to make a summer ale; one similar to American pale ales, which are bitterly hopped with hops like cascade (the floral grapefruit-like ones), light textured and bodied but a bit sweet. For this I follo...

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towards a high-resolution understanding of hepatitis C virus
HCV virions Viruses are sub-microscopic parasites of cells. What this means is that despite our immense interest in them, they are very difficult to observe and study using your eyes or even traditional light microscopy, which is the mainstay of biology ove...

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wheat beer #1
wheat beer #1 One of my next beers I wanted to make was a wheat beer in the style of Hoegarden. I had previously tried out this style earlier this year (see here ). This beer was nice enough but it was so alcoholic and sugary that it was near-impossible to ...

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microtwjc analysis 2. unique tweeters
When considering participants in #microtwjc, we can also measure the number of unique tweeters, tweeters who have not tweeter at a previous session. This allows a measure of growth of #microtwjc to new people. I have plotted unique 'new' tweeters over time ...

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dark ale take 2.
Spoiler: it was great. The key to good and science (and good beer) is repetition. The act of doing an experiment again and again allows you to not only find weaknesses in your thinking and doing that you might not have realised but it allows you to act on t...

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#microtwjc analysis 1.
The microbiology twitter journal club (#micrtowjc) has been going since x. This 'group' was established to allow the easy discussion of microbiology papers, data and ideas. To do this, a session is planned every two weeks (roughly) on a Tuesday night at 8 p...

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basic liver biology - why things go wrong when it's infected
Being a virologist is hard. Not only do you have to know molecular biology but you also have to know cell biology and if you are interested in how viruses cause disease, you have to know anatomy and physiology. As you can imagine, while being extremely inte...

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my weeks picks (18th May 2014)
virology 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_1423718181...
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