Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler The TWiVodes answer listener email about hantaviruses, antivirals, H1N1 vaccine and narcolepsy, credibility of peer review, Bourbon virus, influenza vaccine, careers in virology, and much more. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 322 (77 MB .mp3, 107 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links for this episode Bourbon virus (NY Times) Thogotovirus (ViralZone) Drug […]


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit The TWiV team reviews the discovery of old vials of smallpox virus at NIH, anthrax and influenza mishaps at CDC, the baby who was not cured of HIV, Cambridge Working Group, and sacking of NSABB members. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 294 (72 MB .mp3, 99 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links for […]


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The Twivsters discuss how reverse transcriptase encoded in the human genome might produce DNA copies of RNA viruses in infected cells. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 288 (87 MB .mp3, 120 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links for this episode Should variola virus be destroyed? (poll at virology blog) DNA […]


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiV team discusses how skin scarification promotes a nonspecific immune response, and whether remaining stocks of smallpox virus should be destroyed. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 284 (74 MB .mp3, 103 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links for this episode Skin scarification protects against vaccinia virus disease (J Virol) Smallpox research agenda […]


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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