Scientists today are learning surprising things about how the world of viruses works. They are designing new vaccines and treatments to fight viruses.
They are even harnessing viruses to do useful things, like helping to treat diseases and build nanotechnology.
“World of Viruses” will introduce you to these mysterious and powerful life forms. On this Web site you can find radio programs, graphic stories, activities, and pictures that explore some of the biggest questions about viruses.
World of Viruses was made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA), Grant R25 RR024267-01 (2007- 2012), from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NCRR or NIH.
Viruses, Vaccines and the Public, Judy Diamond, Julia McQuillan, Amy Spiegel, Patricia Wonch Hill, Rebecca Smith, John T. West, and Charles Wood
Expert–novice differences in mental models of viruses, vaccines, and the causes of infectious disease, Benjamin D. Jee, David H. Uttal, Amy N. Spiegel, and Judy Diamond
Engaging Teenagers with Science Through Comics, Amy N. Spiegel, Julia McQuillan, Peter Halpin, Camillia Matuk, and Judy Diamond
Going viral, Judy Diamond
World of Viruses: Going Viral, Judy Diamond