west nile virus

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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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler Tre TWiV amici present three snippets and a side of sashimi: how herpesvirus inhibits host cell gene expression by disrupting transcription termination. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 339 (72 MB .mp3, 100 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links for this episode Searching for Steamer in the oceans Lassa fever death in NJ (CDC and […]

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Kathy Spindler Guest: Laura Newcomb Vincent and Kathy visit Laura Newcomb at California State University San Bernardino, where they talk about Laura’s viral tattoos, and a protein that protects the mosquito brain from lethal flavivirus infection. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 338 (43 MB .mp3, 60 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links for this episode Neuron-specific mosquito […]


Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Melissa Churchill, Alex Khromykh, Gilda Tachedjian, and Paul Young Vincent visits Melbourne, Australia and speaks with Melissa, Alex, Gilda, and Paul about their work on HIV infection of the central nervous system, West Nile virus, microbicides for HIV, and the Koala retrovirus. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 293 (67 MB .mp3, 93 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email […]


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler Vincent, Dickson, Alan, and Kathy answer listener email about deformed wing virus, West Nile virus, FluMist, influenza in Canada, viruses and the tree of life, and more. Click arrow to play | Download TWiV 209 (81 MB .mp3, 113 min) Subscribe to TWiV (free) in iTunes, by RSS […]


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, and Rich Condit Vincent, Dickson, and Rich discuss multipotent progenitor bone marrow cells as a reservoir of HIV-1, integration of HHV-6 into telomeres, and dispersal of West Nile virus across the US by mosquitoes. This episode is sponsored by Data Robotics Inc. Use the promotion code VINCENT to receive $50 off […]


TWiV 72: Bucket of bolts

March 7, 2010

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit This week the TWiV team explains CRISPR/Cas, the immune system of bacteria and archaea, how novel viruses are discovered by deep sequencing of small RNAs, and the relationship between dry weather and outbreaks of West Nile virus infection. This episode is sponsored by Data Robotics […]


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Alan Dove Vincent, Dickson, and Alan discuss STEP HIV-1 vaccine failure caused by the adenovirus vector, presence of West Nile virus in kidneys for years after initial infection, adaptation of the influenza viral RNA polymerase for replication in human cells, and the significance of the D225G change in the influenza […]


TWiV 25: Viral evolution

March 22, 2009

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Luis Villarreal Vincent, Alan, and Luis talk about rabies in Viet Nam and Angola, needle-stick infections with ebolavirus and West Nile virus, and viral evolution. Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV #25 (46 MB .mp3, 67 minutes) Links for this episode: Furious rabies after […]