Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler The TWiVonauts review how the weather affects West Nile virus disease in the US, benefit of B cell depletion for ME/CFS patients, and an autoimmune reaction induced by influenza virus vaccine that leads to narcolepsy. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 345 (75 MB .mp3, 104 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links […]

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TWiV 257: Caveat mTOR

November 3, 2013

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiV team consider how the kinase mTOR modulates the antibody response to provide broad protection against influenza virus, and explore the problems with scientific research. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 257 (74 MB .mp3, 102 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links for this episode Two lives intertwined (Ann Rev Imm) […]


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, Alan Dove, and Welkin Johnson Welkin joins the TWiV team for a discussion of HIV prophylaxis using vectored antibodies, and the influenza H5N1 virus studies in ferrets that were not redacted. Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV 168 (59 MB .mp3, 98 minutes). Subscribe to […]

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TWiV 161: Concerto in B

December 11, 2011

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Alan Dove, and Gabriel Victora Vincent, Rich, Alan and Gabriel review the production of antibodies by B cells, and how high affinity antibodies are selected in the germinal centers of lymph nodes. Please help us by taking our listener survey. Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV 161 […]