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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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Prion contamination in the emergency room

Here is a follow-up to last week’s article  that described a case of variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease in a Texas resident caused by...

TWiV 357: Mistletoe on the Tree of Life

On episode #357 of the science show This Week in Virology, Jens Kuhn joins the TWiVomics to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of viral...

A case of prion disease acquired from contaminated beef

Spongiform encephalopathies are neurodegenerative diseases caused by misfolding of normal cellular prion proteins. A 2014 case of variant...

TWiV #356: Got viruses?

On episode #356 of the science show This Week in Virology, Stephanie joins the super professors to discuss the gut virome of children with...

Wasps do a gain-of-function experiment in caterpillars

Parasitic wasps (in the order Hymenoptera) inject their eggs into lepidopteran hosts, where the eggs go through their developmental...
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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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