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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 […]

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Guest: Jens H. Kuhn Jens speaks with the TWiV team about filoviruses, including the recent Ebola virus outbreak in Guinea. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 283 (80 MB .mp3, 110 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links for this episode Review of Zanamavir clinical trials (Brit Med J) Ebola virus disease in Guinea […]

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiV team reviews a meta-analysis of clinical trial reports on using Tamiflu for influenza, and suggestions on how to rescue US biomedical research from its systemic flaws. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 282 (75 MB .mp3, 104 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links for this episode World Malaria Day Review of oseltamivir clinical […]

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Host: Vincent Racaniello Guest: Peter L. Salk Vincent meets up with Peter L. Salk to talk about development of the first poliovaccine, eradication of poliomyelitis, and Jonas Salk’s 100th birth anniversary. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 281 (66 MB .mp3, 91 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links for this episode Jonas Salk Legacy Foundation Poliomyelitis control meeting poster (png) […]

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TWiV 280: Post viral

April 13, 2014

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiVmeisters answer listener email about the NEIDL, negative results, patenting MERS-coronavirus, human papillomavirus transmission, canine distemper virus, and much, much more. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 280 (71 MB .mp3, 99 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links for this episode Poxvirus viability in historical relics (EID) TWiM […]

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler Vincent, Alan, and Kathy reveal how a retrovirus in the human genome keeps embryonic stem cells in a pluripotent state, from where they can differentiate into all cells of the body. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 279 (65 MB .mp3, 90 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links for this episode Retrovirus needed […]

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler Vincent, Dickson, Alan, and Kathy discuss disruption of the ccr5 gene in lymphocytes of patients infected with HIV-1. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 278 (74 MB .mp3, 103 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links for this episode Gene editing of ccr5 in AIDS patients (NEJM) HIV gets the zinc finger […]

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Hosts: Glenn Rall, Ann Skalka, and Vincent Racaniello Glenn and Ann meet up with Vincent to talk about his career in science and science communication. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 277 (57 MB .mp3, 78 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Video of this episode – view below or at YouTube Send your virology questions and comments (email or mp3 […]

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Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Susan Baker and Thomas Gallagher Vincent meets up with Susan Baker and Tom Gallagher at Loyola University to talk about their work on coronaviruses. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 276 (51 MB .mp3, 70 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links for this episode Papain-like viral proteases (Virus Res) MERS-CoV papain-like protease (Virology) Mouse model for […]

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit Guest: Eugene Koonin Vincent and Rich meet up with Eugene Koonin to talk about the central role of viruses in the evolution of all life. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 275 (94 MB .mp3, 130 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links for this episode Virocentric view of evolution (Curr Op Virol) Proposed order Megavirales (Arch […]

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