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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TWiV #15 - Deer mice, Spanish flu, measles, antiviral resistance

Vincent, Dick, and Alan converse about hantavirus spread by large deer mice, why the 1918 influenza virus replicates in the lower respiratory tract, measles in Europe, and the growing resistance of influenza virus to antivirals.


 2009-01-13  53m

TWiV #14 - Common cold, H5N1 transmission, HIV denial, Ebola

Vincent and Alan discuss a viral upper respiratory tract infection, transmission of H5N1 influenza virus, death of an HIV denialist, and the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


 2009-01-05  53m

TWiV #13 - Top 10 virology stories of 2008

Vincent and Alan talk about President-elect Obama's choices for his science advisors, SARS sensationalism, a new enteric picornavirus, and the top 10 virology stories of 2008.


 2008-12-28  49m

TWiV #12 - Prions, lemur lentiviruses, RS virus vaccine, H5N1

Vincent, Alan, and Angela converse on Kuru, prions in milk, ancient lentiviruses found in the chromosomes of lemurs, a respiratory syncytial virus vaccine failure in the 1960s, and recent outbreaks of H5N1 influenza in chickens.


 2008-12-21  44m

TWiV #11 - Elite controllers, mosquitoes, and winter vomiting

Vincent, Alan, and Jeremy discuss why certain AIDS patients, called 'elite controllers', do not develop disease, why mosquitoes infected with Sindbis virus remain healthy, and the continuing outbreaks of norovirus gastroenteritis.


 2008-12-13  1h8m

TWiV #10 - Bats, elephants, and AIDS

Vincent, Dick, and guest Alan Dove chat about reconstruction of a bat SARS-like coronavirus, herpesviruses that are killing elephants in zoos, and a plan to eradicate AIDS in ten years.


 2008-12-04  39m

TWiV #9 - Fever! The Discovery of Lassa Virus

Vincent and Dick recall the first outbreak of Lassa fever in 1969.


 2008-11-22  41m

TWiV #8 - HIV resistance, Google flu, measles in Gibraltar, viral batteries

Vincent and Dick converse about warfare preventing immunization of 120,000 children in Afghanistan, bone marrow transplant curing AIDS patient, Google tracking flu, measles outbreak in Gibraltar, using viruses to make batteries.


 2008-11-14  36m

TWiV #7 - Viruses in video games

How virus infections play prominent roles in notable video games


 2008-11-07  50m

TWiV #6 - Latest outbreaks

Vincent and Dick discuss outbreaks of polio, west Nile and eastern equine encephalitis, Hendra, and norovirus


 2008-10-30  43m