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. 

Published in TWiV
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.

Published in TWiV
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.

Published in TWiV

How studying viruses in extreme environments can give insights into the evolution of life on earth, and whether a virus is actually alive.

Published in microTalk
Sunday, 26 August 2018 15:33

Bioweapon - TWiV 508

A brief history of bioweapons, with a focus on the program in the Soviet Union, the largest ever undertaken, and his experience working in the decommissioned Soviet bioweapons laboratory known as Vector.

Published in TWiV

The biology of Ebola viruses, and how localization of the membrane proteins of vaccinia virus drive function: the fusion machinery sits at the tips of virions, and binding proteins are at the sides. 

Published in TWiV

How the three-dimensional structure of the giant Cafeteria roenbergensis virus suggests a new mode of assembly, and the apparent elimination of dengue fever in an Australian city by release of mosquitoes harboring Wolbachia.

Published in TWiV
Sunday, 05 August 2018 18:41

Rosebola - TWiV 505

Persistence of Ebola virus after the end of the Liberian outbreak, and the potential role of two herpesviruses in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease.

Published in TWiV

Nipah virus and the recent outbreak in India, and the first case of polio in Papua New Guinea in 18 years.

Published in TWiV

Giant viruses produce DNA-packing proteins that seem to have branched off from eukaryotes far back in evolutionary history!

Published in Bacteriofiles
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