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TWiV 671: Prizes, polio, and a pandemic puzzle

Daniel Griffin provides a clinical report on COVID-19, then Amy joins us to discuss the 2020 Chemistry Nobel Prize for gene editing using CRISPR/Cas9, continuing circulation of poliovirus in Afghanistan, inborn errors of interferon in patients with severe COVID-19, and listener questions. Click arrow to playDownload TWiV 671 (102 MB .mp3, 170 min)Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become …

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Wild poliovirus type 3 declared eradicated

Today, on World Polio Day, wild poliovirus type 3 has been declared eradicated by a commission of the World Health Organization. The last case of type 3 poliomyelitis was recorded in 2012 in Nigeria. Because wild poliovirus type 2 was declared eradicated in 2015, now only wild poliovirus type 1 continues to circulate, causing paralysis …

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TWiV 425: All picornaviruses, all the time

The TWiVaniellos discuss a thermostable poliovirus empty capsid vaccine, and two cell genes that act as a switch between entry and clearance of picornavirus infection. You can find TWiV #425 at microbe.tv/twiv, or listen below. [powerpress url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/twiv/TWiV425.mp3″] Click arrow to play Download TWiV 425 (65 MB .mp3, 107 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV!

TWiV 348: Chicken shift

On episode #348 of the science show This Week in Virology, Vincent and Rich discuss fruit fly viruses, one year without polio in Nigeria, and a permissive Marek’s disease viral vaccine that allows transmission of virulent viruses. You can find TWiV #348 at www.microbe.tv/twiv.

TWiV 164: Six steps forward, four steps back

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Alan Dove Vincent, Alan, and Rich review ten compelling virology stories of 2011. Please help us by taking our listener survey. [powerpress url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/twiv/TWiV164.mp3″] Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV 164 (60 MB .mp3, 99 minutes). Subscribe to TWiV (free) in iTunes , at the Zune Marketplace, …

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