Sunday, 02 December 2018 19:23

Readers of the lost ORF - TWiV 522

Isolation of a naturally occurring DNA virus from fruit flies, and the cell-type specific function of a small transmembrane protein encoded in an open reading frame upstream of the enterovirus polyprotein.

Published in TWiV
Sunday, 25 November 2018 13:57

Spitting in the Allee - TWiV 521

The discovery of another giant virus from 30,000 year old Siberian permafrost, and how viral aggregation accelerates the production of new infectious viruses and increases fitness, demonstrating an Allee effect.

Published in TWiV
Sunday, 18 November 2018 15:33

This old mouse - TWiV 520

Universal influenza vaccines that are in clinical trials, and discovery of an atypical parvovirus that causes chronic kidney disease in middle aged, immunocompromised laboratory mice.

Published in TWiV
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.

Published in TWiV
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. 

Published in TWiV
Friday, 26 October 2018 11:10

A Brief History of Cancer Virology

This article is the first part of a two-part series on the role of microorganisms, and especially viruses, in cancer .

Published in Microbial Sciences

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

Published in TWiV
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. 

Published in TWiV
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.

Published in TWiV
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. 

Published in TWiV
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