TWiV 430: The persistence of herpesvirus

February 26, 2017

persistence of herpesvirusHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiX cabal discuss sexual transmission of Zika virus in mice, and how immune escape enables herpes simplex virus escape from latency.

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Weekly Science Picks 1:22:35

Rich – Vipassana Momma (Dravet Syndrome)
Kathy
 – Landlines Chrome Experiments
Dickson – Origami Revolution
Vincent – Hunched Over a Microscope

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees.

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4 comments on “TWiV 430: The persistence of herpesvirus

  1. Johnye Ballenger Feb 26, 2017

    New music wake up get ready to have your mind blown and expanded music! Fresh! Johnye

  2. Steven Bachenheimer Mar 1, 2017

    If you teach virology to medical, dental or graduate students, of have occasion to defend the importance of vaccines, you’ll want to listen to this Podcast from “The 1A” (the successor to the Diane Rhem Show on NPR):
    http://the1a.org/shows/2017-02-28/what-the-race-to-develop-the-rubella-vaccine-teaches-us-about-fighting-disease-today
    It’s an interview and discussion with Meredith Wadman about her new book “The Vaccine Race”, which focuses on the history and personalities involved in the development of the Rubella vaccine. In her book, she also covers the ethics, politics and economics of vaccine development. Towards the end of the hour she discusses the issues surrounding vaccine skeptics. A very lively, lucid and knowledgeable presentation of virology and history of virus vaccines.
    Steve Bachenheimer
    Carrboro NC

  3. Samuel Mar 28, 2017

    Vincents pick “hunched over a microscopy” is excellent and well worth 5 minutes of procrastination!

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