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TWiV 192: Viral tertulia



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and  Read More

Sign Up for the Scrub Club

The Scrub Club created by NSF International is designed for children who are 3 to 8 years of age. The web site is a fun, interactive and educational resource that teaches children about the microbes that make them sick and the proper way to wash their hands. The site is a hodgepodge of fun flash... Read More

Canine hepacivirus, a relative of hepatitis C virus

Contemporary human viruses most likely originated by cross-species transmission from non-human animals. Examples include HIV-1, which crossed from chimpanzees to humans, and SARS coronavirus, which originated in bats. Since the 1989 discovery of hepatitis C virus (classified as a hepacivirus in ... Read More

TWiV 186: From Buda to stump grinding



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Read More

Antigen Switching in Malaria - A Classroom Activity

High school students and their teachers participate in a simple activity to demonstrate the interaction between the var antigens malaria parasites display and the patient's immune system. Read More

TWiV 173: Going to bat for flu research



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TWiV 138: RISCy business with Raul Andino



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Raul Andino


Vincent meets up w... Read More

TWiV 170: From variolous effluvia to VLPs



Hosts: Alan DoveRich Condit, and Dickson Despommier<... Read More

TWiV 148: Retreating into Harvard virology



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Read More

TWiP 16 Letters

Tom writes:


Dear Mr. Racaniello and Dick,


Thanks for TWIV and TWIP as both are great shows. Such a give and take of history, information and humor. Stumbled across TWIP several weeks ago and gave it a try. My only disappointment was there were not many podc... Read More

TWiV 163: What Rous wrought



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier Read More

TWiV 142: Viral oinkotherapy



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit... Read More

Detecting viral proteins in infected cells or tissues by immunostaining

Many virological techniques are based on the specificity of the antibody-antigen reaction. Examples in our virology toolbox include western blot analysis and ELISA. While very useful, these methods cannot be used to visualize viral proteins in infected cells or tissues. To do that we must turn t... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 48 - Microbes Motivate Mycelial Manuevers

This episode: Bacteria and predacious fungi work together to trap nematodes!




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Virus Adaptation and Treatment - A paradigm linking herpes- virus immediate-early gene expression apoptosis and myalgic encephalomyelitis chronic fatigue syndrome

Multiple viruses have been linked to ME/CFS suggesting that multiple pathogens cause the same disease or several diseases with core signs and symptoms. Or if you are on Team XMRV /MuLV - a retrovirus could be the mastermind. No matter how you slice it in science, questions beget theories which... Read More

TWiV 167 Letters

Joe writes:


Twivers


I did the homework Professor Vince assigned and went to see the movie Contagion. I really liked the movie and was very pleased with the way the science was portrayed.


I am an Environmental Health and Safety Manager ... Read More

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the CDC: A Long, Tangled Tale

David Tuller, health journalist and Berkeley faculty member, has written a piece on the CDC's handling of CFS. His account draws from interviews, a close reading of a fraction of the 4608 epidemiologic studies that pop up on a PubMed search for “chronic fatigue syndrome,” and a review of many pa... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 55 - Insect Invaders Inhibit Infections

This episode: Bacteria in mosquitoes could prevent Dengue fever!




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TWiV 189: Five postdocs in Glasgow



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Vanessa Cowton, Mary Holton, Mark Robinson, Swetha Vijayakrishnan, and Gavin Wilkie


Vincent returns to t... Read More

TWiV 92: Live at ASV in Bozeman



Vincent, Rich, Karla, and Marilyn recorded TWiV at the 29th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Virology in Bozeman, where they discussed plant viruses and how they make plants resistant to adverse conditions, ... Read More

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