Cafe Sci:"How do viruses cause disease? Lessons from our Feathered Friends and O

Steve Dunham

School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham

Viruses cause a range of diseases in humans and animals ranging from the common cold to more severe debilitating diseases or some forms of cancer. Just why are some viruses so aggressive and the disease they cause so severe? In part, this arises due to the way in which viruses interact with the animal that they infect. This talk will explore some of the ways in which viruses cause disease in animals and humans – and where research is trying to discover new ways of defeating a range of viruses. We will take a whistle stop tour through ‘flu in chickens and humans, viruses and cancer, and HIV and AIDS.

MEETING FORMAT: Our speaker talks, uninterrupted for 20 minutes, to introduce his topic. During a break to get drinks, the Hat goes round. Then there is an hour’s chaired question and answer session. Cafe Sci is funded by the Hat (no sponsors). We suggest a contribution £5 (waged) or £2 - £3 (unwaged). Full details here.

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  • robert n.

    Still not much clearer. Why do ducks have immunity because of longer necks? Technical terms are just baffling and too much technical info tried to be crammed in that lost one..not simple enough else lecturer is just showing off. Need more fundamentals to get purchase.

    February 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry guys, last minute hiccup so won't be able to make it. Coming to book club Wed...

    February 17, 2014

  • Nikki D.

    Looking forward to it.

    February 12, 2014

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