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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Guests: Clodagh O’Shea and Ron Fouchier Vincent, Rich, and Kathy and their guests Clodagh and Ron recorded this episode at the 33rd annual meeting of the American Society for Virology at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 291 (48 MB .mp3, 66 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email […]

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Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Janet Butel and Rick Lloyd Vincent meets up with Janet Butel and Rick Lloyd at Baylor College of Medicine to talk about their work on polyomaviruses and virus induced stress. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 290 (63 MB .mp3, 88 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links for this episode SV40 microRNAs (PLoS Path) SV40 seroprevalence […]

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler Vinny and the capsids answer listener questions about the definition of life, state vaccination laws, the basic science funding problem, viral ecology, inactivation of viruses by pressure, and much more. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 289 (73 MB .mp3, 101 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links for this episode Varun’s research poll Letters […]

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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 […]

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Kathy Spindler, and Matt Frieman Matt updates the TWiV team on MERS-coronavirus, and joins in a discussion of whether we should further regulate research on potentially pandemic pathogens. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 287 (78 MB .mp3, 108 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links for this episode MERS stories at CIDRAP MERS at CDC MERS […]

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Alan Dove Guests: Julie Pfeiffer and Paul Duprex Vincent and Alan meet up with Julie and Paul at the General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in Boston, to talk about their work on the pathogenesis of poliovirus and measles virus. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 286 (68 MB .mp3, 94 min) Subscribe […]

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Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: XJ Meng and Sarah McDonald Vincent meets up with XJ and Sarah at Virginia Tech to talk about their work on viruses of swine and rotaviruses. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 285 (64 MB .mp3, 88 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links for this episode Hepatitis E virus (Int J Env Res Pub Health) Porcine and human […]

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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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