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Vincent Racaniello

At virology blog, my goal is to educate you about viruses - the kind that make you sick. Why am I qualified to teach you virology? I have been studying viruses for over 30 years, starting in 1975, when I entered the Ph.D. program in Biomedical Sciences at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine of the City... Full Bio
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TWiV 326: Giving HIV a flat tyr

On episode #326 of the science show This Week in Virology, the sternutating TWiVers discuss preventing infection of cells and animals by a...

Blocking HIV infection with two soluble receptors

Infection with HIV-1 requires two cell surface molecules, CD4 and a chemokine receptor (either CCR5 or CXCR4), which are engaged by the viral...

TWiV 325: Wildcats go viral

On episode #325 of the science show This Week in Virology, Vincent visits the ‘Little Apple’ and speaks with Rollie and Lorena about their work...

Ebolavirus will not become a respiratory pathogen

An otherwise balanced review of selected aspects of Ebolavirus transmission falls apart when the authors hypothesize that ‘Ebola viruses have...

Measles in the brain: Fusion gone awry

Measles virus particles bind to cell surface receptors via the viral glycoprotein HN (illustrated). Once the viral and cell membranes have...
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Apr 30 2010 by Venera G.

Dear Dr. Racaniello, does, can varicella zoster be trasmitted to parrots? Thank you. VG

 

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