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TWiV 396: Influenza viruses with Peter Palese

Vincent speaks with Peter Palese about his illustrious career in virology, from early work on neuraminidases to universal influenza virus vaccines, on episode #396 of the science show This Week in Virology. You can find TWiV #396 at microbe.tv/twiv, or listen below. [powerpress url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/twiv/TWiV396.mp3″] Click arrow to play Download TWiV 396 (54 MB .mp3, 74 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email

Pandemic influenza vaccine was too late in 2009

Influenza researcher Peter Palese visited yesterday and spoke about “Pandemic influenza: Past and Future”. A key part of his talk was a review of his efforts to produce a universal influenza vaccine which protects against all strains. He used the following graph to make the point that when influenza pandemic strains emerge, there is insufficient …

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Thoughts on this season’s influenza vaccine

After my lecture on influenza pathogenesis and evolution at the Northeast Laboratory Conference 2010 in Portland, Maine, I was asked if it is necessary to receive the influenza vaccine every year. This question was precipitated by my statement that the 2010-11 trivalent influenza vaccine contains the same swine-origin H1N1 strain as last year€™s monovalent vaccine. …

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TWiV 99: ICAAC Boston 2010

Host: Vincent Racaniello Vincent tours the 50th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) in Boston, speaking with exhibitors and visitors, including Professors Derek Smith, Michael Schmidt, Frederick Hayden, and Myra McClure. Many thanks to Chris Condayan and Ray Ortega of the American Society for Microbiology for recording and editing this episode. [powerpress url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/twiv/TWiV099.mp3″] Click …

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TWiV 95: Does a virus shift in the woods?

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit On episode #95 of the podcast This Week in Virology, Vincent, Dickson, Alan, and Rich consider the end of the influenza H1N1 pandemic, dengue in Florida, vaccinia virus infection in Brazilian monkeys, and viruses in the faecal microbiota. [powerpress url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/twiv/TWiV095.mp3″] Click the arrow above to play, or …

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