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  • n. A scientist or doctor who studies or specializes in viruses.

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  • n. a specialist in virology


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  • My opinion, informed by current reports, the behavior of past influenza epidemics, and my knowledge and experience as a virologist, is that while this is potentially serious, there is no cause for alarm.

    Is the Swine Flu Panic Overblown?

  • The New Yorker once called virologist Nathan Wolfe "the world's most prominent virus hunter."

    NPR Topics: News

  • Dr. Luc Montagnier, the French virologist who won the Nobel Prize in 2008 for discovering the AIDS virus, has surprised the scientific community with his strong support for homeopathic medicine.

    Dana Ullman: Nobel Prize Winner Takes Homeopathy Seriously

  • Asked about parents who choose not to vaccinate their children against HPV, the virologist Nathan Wolfe, author of the new book "The Viral Storm," told me: "Basically the decision to not vaccinate risks not only cancer for their kids but cancer for anyone their kids have sex with."

    The New Prudery

  • In late 1982, Luc Montagnier was contacted by Françoise Brun-Vézinet, a virologist working at the Bichat Hospital in Paris.

    Françoise Barré-Sinoussi - Autobiography

  • Where else can the virologist on the frontlines of HIV prevention sit down to coffee and gossip with a trannie junkie but the backstreets of Jakarta?

    MP Nunan: "Off the Map" Is Off the Mark

  • In 1957, the first description of infectious viral RNA from the tobacco mosaic virus by Fraenkel-Conrat and Gierer and Schramm determined my vocation: to become a virologist using the modern approach of molecular biology.

    Luc Montagnier - Autobiography

  • In order to perfect my knowledge of oncogenic viruses, I moved from Carshalton to Glasgow where a new Institute of Virology had been recently inaugurated, headed by a remarkable virologist, Michael Stocker, and where many high-ranking visitors, among them Renato Dulbecco, were spending sabbatical years.

    Luc Montagnier - Autobiography

  • In addition, I most gratefully acknowledge the contributions of my wife, Ethel-Michele de Villiers, who is also a scientist and tumour virologist, for her never-ending support.

    Harald zur Hausen - Autobiography

  • In June 1981, I was a medical virologist developing the first antiviral medication to treat genital herpes.

    Thirty Years of Fighting AIDS: A Progress Report


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