TWiV 270: Homeland virology

February 2, 2014

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit Guests: Dennis Hruby and Yoshihiro Kawaoka Vincent and Rich discuss avian influenza virus and an antiviral drug against smallpox with Dennis and Yoshi at the ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting in Washington, DC. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 270 (61 MB .mp3, 84 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links for this episode ASM Biodefense […]


Hosts: Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Dickson Despommier Alan, Rich, and Dickson discuss Edward Jenner’s paper on cowpox vaccine, then move 200 years later to modern vaccines against norovirus, influenza H5N1, and more. Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV 170 (72 MB .mp3, 100 minutes). Subscribe to TWiV (free) in iTunes , at […]


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit Vincent, Alan, and Rich discuss growth in culture of newly identified rhinovirus C, vaccinia transmission among wrestlers and martial artists, and results of phase III clinical trial of boceprevir, a new inhibitor of hepatitis C virus replication. Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV #130 […]

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Dickson Despommier, and Rich Condit Vincent, Alan, Dickson and Rich answer listener questions about XMRV, yellow fever vaccine, virus-like particles, West Nile virus, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and human endogenous retroviruses, multiplicity of infection, and how to make a poxvirus. Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV #129 […]


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Grant McFadden Vincent, Dickson, Alan, Rich, and Grant discuss a tanapoxvirus protein that inhibits tumor necrosis factor, purging tumors with myxoma virus, and destruction of the last known stocks of smallpox virus. Click the arrow above to play, or rightight click to download TWiV #124 (74 MB .mp3, 103 […]


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Ed Niles Vincent, Rich, and Ed discuss the transition from academic scientist to government work, the general program of drug and vaccine development in the biodefense world and at BARDA, and career opportunities for scientists in government. Click the arrow above to play, or right click to download TWiV #120 (77 MB […]

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit The entire TWiV family reviews the latest ideas about colony collapse disorder of honeybees, and resurgence of monkeypox in Africa. Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV #104 (70 MB .mp3, 97 minutes) Subscribe to TWiV (free) in iTunes , at the Zune […]


TWiV 90: Guano happens

July 11, 2010

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Eric F. Donaldson Vincent, Alan, Rich and Eric discuss identification of viruses in Northeastern American bats, vaccinia virus infection after sexual contact with a military vaccinee, and identification of a new flavivirus from an Old World bat in Bangladesh. Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to […]


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kirsten Sanford Vincent, Alan, Rich, and special guest Dr. Kirsten Sanford talk about her career in science media, then consider whether smallpox eradication led to the AIDS pandemic, high fidelity RNA synthesis, and a new Ebola virus vaccine. This episode is sponsored by Data Robotics Inc. Use the […]


TWiV 75: Rabies rampant

March 28, 2010

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Matthew Frieman Vincent, Alan, and Matt review contamination of Rotarix with circovirus DNA, antigenic similarity between 1918 and 2009 H1N1 influenza, a collection of rabies reports, and chicken pox mistaken for smallpox in Uganda. This episode is sponsored by Data Robotics Inc. Use the promotion code TWIVPOD to receive […]