Julie Pfeiffer tells the story of how she serendipitously found a role for the gut microbiota during polio virus infection, and how she and her lab discovered an important role for bacterial glycans in viral biology.

A virus designed to target cancer could also help eliminate hidden HIV infections!

Published in Bacteriofiles
Sunday, 06 May 2018 18:47

CRISPR diagnostics - TWiV 492

The development of sensitive, portable, and field-based viral diagnostics using the CRISPR-Cas system

Published in TWiV
Sunday, 29 April 2018 19:05

The Ileum and the Odyssey - TWiV 491

The evolutionary history of RNA viruses, and immune promotion of murine norovirus pathogenesis by replication in intestinal tuft cells.

Published in TWiV
Sunday, 15 April 2018 13:12

CD4 Hunter - TWiV 489

Vincent visits Sandra Urdaneta-Hartmann at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia to talk about the development of the mobile video game ‘CD4 Hunter’

Published in TWiV
Sunday, 01 April 2018 16:45

Milwaukee viral - TWiV 487

At the Medical College of Wisconsin, Vincent talks with current and former members of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology about their work and their careers. 

Published in TWiV
Sunday, 18 March 2018 17:24

Fishing with defective flies - TWiV 485

Viral insulin-like peptides encoded in fish genomes, and insect antiviral immunity by production of viral DNA from defective genomes of RNA viruses.

Published in TWiV

The giant Tupanvirus, with the longest tail in the known virosphere, and dampened STING dependent interferon activation in bats.

Published in TWiV

These days, we can use social media to find just about anything we’d want—apartments, jobs, the latest viral videos…or even a virus-based treatment for bacterial infections.

Published in Microbial Sciences

A plasmid discovered in Antarctic archaea can create virus-like particles, membrane vesicles, and transfer itself to new hosts!

Published in Bacteriofiles
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