July 2009

TWiV 42: Bats and ticks

July 24, 2009

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dick Despommier, Alan Dove, and Delthia Ricks Vincent, Dick, Alan, and Delthia Ricks discuss a new influenza virus-like particle vaccine, dog flu, ultrasensitive pen-sized virus detector, imported rabies in the US, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, and next season’s flu vaccines. Sponsor:  Try GotoMyPC free for 30 days! For this special offer, visit www.gotomypc.com/podcast Click the […]


TWiV 41: Fish flu

July 19, 2009

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dick Despommier, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit Vincent, Dick, Alan and Rich Condit chat about infectious salmon anemia virus, virus-resistant grapevines, virulence of pandemic H1N1 influenza virus, origin of 1918 influenza virus, holy water ban to halt influenza, frequency of human WU and KI polyomavirus infection, rabies in China, and host species of […]


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dick Despommier, and Alan Dove Vincent, Dick, and Alan consider Reston ebolavirus in swine, historical perspective of H1N1 influenza virus emergence and circulation, Tamiflu-resistant H1N1, Tamiflu in Japanese river waters, transmission of H1N1 virus in ferrets, and pneumonia and respiratory failure from H1N1 in Mexico. Sponsor:  Try GotoMyPC free for 30 days! […]


Hosts:Vincent Racaniello and Dick Despommier Vincent and Dick discuss virus structure and answer listener questions. Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV #39 (37 MB .mp3, 53 minutes) Links for this episode: Transcript of this episode Diagrams of virus structures Boston Globe article on Genzyme FDA warning letter to Genzyme (thanks Peter!) […]