November 2008

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier Vincent and Dick recall the discovery of Lassa virus in Africa in 1969. A non-fictional account of the story, ‘Fever’, written by John G. Fuller and published in 1974, inspired Vincent to become a virologist. Part of the story took place at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital (now Columbia University Medical Center), where both […]

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier Vincent and Dick converse about warfare preventing immunization of 120,000 children in Afghanistan, bone marrow transplant curing AIDS patient, Google tracking flu, measles outbreak in Gibraltar, using viruses to make batteries, and small mosquitoes and Dengue. Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV #8 (16.9 MB .mp3, […]

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier Guest: Aidan Racaniello Vincent, Dick, and Aidan discuss how viral infections play prominent roles in notable video games. Three games are discussed: World of Warcraft, Pandemic II, and Bioshock. Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV #7 (23.1 MB .mp3) Links for this episode: An […]

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