Podcast: Could a new vaccine save the Tasmanian devil from a contagious cancer?

Posted on January 17, 2023   by Charlotte Hartley

Every year, thousands of Tasmanian devils die from contagious facial tumours. On this episode of Microbe Talk, Charlotte speaks to Dr Andy Flies from the Menzies Institute at the University of Tasmania, Australia, about a potential new vaccine approach that could save these endangered animals.

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You can view the video mentioned in the episode on our Instagram @MicrobioSoc and you can read Andy and his team’s publication in the Journal of General Virology at http://bit.ly/3ITxAok

Tasmanian devil recordings: Wild Immunity 
Music: Eggs and Powder by Blue Dot Sessions.