Sunday, 11 November 2018 18:36

Fishing for viruses in senile - TWiV 519

A potential role for herpes simplex virus type 1 as a cause of Alzheimer’s Disease, including the finding that amyloid-beta acts as an antiviral by enveloping virus particles.

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Sunday, 04 November 2018 14:58

Hershey’s viruses - TWiV 518

Vincent travels to Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, PA to speak with Nick and Leslie about their careers and their work on human cytomegalovirus and retroviruses. 

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Sunday, 28 October 2018 14:56

Just in time for Halloween - TWiV 517

Two studies that utilize infectious viruses to examine zoonotic potential of Bombali virus, a new ebolavirus from an insectivorous species in Sierra Leone, and a human mumps-like virus from an African flying fox in DRC. 

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Primate immunodeficiency virus proteins Vpx and Vpr and how they counteract transcriptional repression of proviruses by the HUSH complex.

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Sunday, 14 October 2018 14:11

When virus is in retrograde - TWiV 515

The passing of Tom Steitz, an outbreak of acute flaccid myelitis in the US, a continuing Ebola virus outbreak in DRC, respiratory vaccinia due to inhalation of ground up rabbit skin, and how a human papillomavirus capsid protein directs virus-containing endosomes towards the nucleus. 

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Sunday, 07 October 2018 14:08

Staying below the ADAR - TWiV 514

This years crop of Nobel Prizes, and how cells prevent leakage of mitochondrial double-stranded RNA into the cytoplasm, which would otherwise lead to the production of interferon. 

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Sunday, 30 September 2018 13:59

Double-stranded in Belgium - TWiV 513

From the 13th International Symposium on dsRNA viruses in Belgium, Vincent speaks with Harry Greenberg about his career and his work on rotaviruses, noroviruses, hepatitis B virus, and influenza virus.

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Sunday, 23 September 2018 15:26

Flexuous SUMO wrestlers - TWiV 512

Anne Simon joins the TWiV team to talk about plant viruses, including plum pox virus that devastates nut and stone fruit trees, and a geminivirus protein that regulates viral DNA synthesis. 

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Sunday, 16 September 2018 15:39

Accessory found guilty in DC - TWiV 511

Ned Landau joins the TWiV team to discuss restriction of HIV replication by SAMHD1, and a viral antagonist that can be used to produce a dendritic cell vaccine.

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Sunday, 09 September 2018 15:30

Retroviruses at Cold Spring Harbor - TWiV 510

At the 44th Retrovirus meeting at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, with John Coffin, Stephen Hughes, Ya-Chi Ho, and Matt Takata talking about the meeting and their work on HIV-1.

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