Vincent speaks with John Coffin about his career studying retroviruses, including working with Howard Temin, endogenous retroviruses, XMRV, chronic fatigue syndrome and prostate cancer, HIV/AIDS, and his interest in growing cranberries.
TWiV 213: Not bad for a hobby
- December 30, 2012
- Tagged as: accordion, avian influenza, CFS, ebolavirus, epidemiology, H5N1, hepatitis b virus, herpesvirus, measles, NEIDL, placenta, Polio, poliovirus, polydnavirus, poxvirus, prostate cancer, research, viral, virology, virus, virus hunters, Wasp, XMRV, yearly review
In their final episode of the year, the TWiV team reviews twelve cool virology stories from 2012.
TWiV 164: Six steps forward, four steps back
- January 1, 2012
- Tagged as: AIDS, anti-vaccine, bioterrorism, CFS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, dengue, H5N1, hepatitis C virus, hiv, hpv, human papillomavirus, influenza, NSABB, panic virus, polio eradication, prostate cancer, retrovirus, symbiosis, vaccination, viral, viral oncotherapy, virology, virus, wolbachia, XMRV, zinc finger
Vincent, Alan, and Rich review ten compelling virology stories of 2011.
Vincent, Alan, and Rich talk about XMRV integration sites in prostate tumor DNA, the decline effect and scientific method, and the first virus of Caenorhabditis nematodes.
TWiV 114: Ten out of ’10
- January 2, 2011
- Tagged as: CFS, circovirus, david baltimore, dengue, endogenous virus, influenza, miRNA, plaque, Polio, prostate cancer, retrovirus, siRNA, Vaccine, viral, virology, virus, XMRV
Vincent, Alan, and Rich revisit ten compelling virology stories of 2010.
TWiV 113: Alan Rein on XMRV
- December 26, 2010
- Tagged as: CFS, prostate cancer, retrovirus, viral, virology, virus, XMRV
Vincent, Alan, and Rich discuss the retrovirus XMRV with retrovirologist Alan Rein of the National Cancer Institute.
Vincent, Alan, and Rich speak with Ila Singh about the new human retrovirus XMRV, and how her laboratory is studying its association with prostate cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Vincent, Alan, and Rich are enthralled by movies of vaccinia virus plaque formation, then consider how repulsion of superinfection virions leads to rapid virus spread, and a therapeutic prostate cancer vaccine.
The largest TWiV panel ever assembled takes on XMRV and chronic fatigue syndrome, 2009 chemistry Nobel prizes for ribosome structure, finding new poxvirus vaccine candidates, a brouhaha over leaked Canadian data on influenza susceptibility, and transmission of H1N1 influenza to a pet ferret.