Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Alan Dove Vincent and Alan talk about President-elect Obama’s choices for his science advisors, SARS sensationalism, a new enteric picornavirus, and the top 10 virology stories of 2008. Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV #13 (34 MB .mp3, 49 minutes) Links for this episode: Obama’s science [...]
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Host: Vincent Racaniello (Wikipedia entry, and photo with Hilary Koprowski) Guests: Alan Dove and Angela Rasmussen Vincent, Alan, and Angela discuss Kuru, prions in milk, ancient lentiviruses found in the chromosomes of lemurs, a respiratory syncytial virus vaccine failure in the 1960s, and recent outbreaks of H5N1 influenza in chickens. Click the arrow above to play, or right-click [...]
Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Alan Dove and Jeremy Luban Vincent, Alan, and Jeremy discuss why certain AIDS patients, called ‘elite controllers’ or ‘long-term non-progressors’, do not develop disease, why mosquitoes infected with Sindbis virus remain healthy, and the continuing outbreaks of norovirus gastroenteritis. Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV #11 (62.6 MB [...]
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier Guest: Alan Dove Vincent, DIck, and Alan chat about reconstruction of a bat SARS-like coronavirus, herpesviruses that are killing elephants in zoos, and a plan to eradicate AIDS in ten years. Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV #10 (18.2 MB .mp3, 39 minutes) Links for this [...]