This Week in Virology

TWiV is a weekly netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick. Brought to you by four university professors and a science writer.

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Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 47 days 18 hours 53 minutes


TWiV #76 - XMRV with Professor Stephen Goff

Vincent speaks with Stephen Goff about the origin of the retrovirus XMRV and its association with prostate cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome.


 2010-04-04  55m

TWiV #75 - Rabies rampant

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.


 2010-03-28  1h19m

TWiV #74 - Influenza with Professor Adolfo Garcia-Sastre

Vincent speaks with Adolfo Garcia-Sastre talk about the origin, pathogenesis, and prevention of the 2009 pandemic influenza H1N1 virus.


 2010-03-22  46m

TWiV #73 - Entering the ends

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.


 2010-03-14  1h26m

TWiV #72 - Bucket of bolts

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.


 2010-03-08  1h25m

TWiV #71 - Please Mr. Postman

Vincent, Dickson, Alan, and Rich answer listener questions on maternal infection, viral gene therapy, eyeglasses and flu, filtering prions from blood, rinderpest, Tamiflu, the human microbiome, H1N1 vaccine, tumor viruses, RNA interference, and junk DNA.


 2010-03-01  1h27m

TWiV #70 - Hacking aphid behavior

Vincent, Dickson, and Alan consider a broad spectrum antiviral for enveloped viruses, how a plant virus induces signals in the host to maximize its spread, preservation of viral vaccines at tropical temperatures, and XMRV and chronic fatigue syndrome.


 2010-02-22  1h17m

TWiV #69 - They're all safecrackers

Vincent, Alan, and Rich review recent outbreaks of mumps in the UK, US, and Israel, protection of mice against 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus by 1918-like and classical swine H1N1 vaccines, and a virus-like particle vaccine for chikungunya virus.


 2010-02-08  1h22m

TWiV #68 - Ode to a plaque

Vincent, Alan, and Rich are enthralled by movies of vaccinia virus plaque formation, then consider how repulsion of superinfection virions leads to rapid virus spread, and a therapeutic prostate cancer vaccine.


 2010-02-01  1h20m

TWiV #67 - Wasting deer and the Hulk rabbit

Vincent, Alan, and Marc talk about chronic wasting disease of deer caused by prions, blocking the semen-derived enhancer of HIV infection with surfen, and making green transgenic rabbits using a lentiviral vector.


 2010-01-24  1h28m