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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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Shedding poliovirus for 28 years by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine An immunodeficient individual has been excreting poliovirus in his stool for 28 years . Such chronic excreters pose a threat to the poliovirus eradication program. ... Read on »
Shelves and mentors by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine When I became Peter Palese’s first Ph.D. student in 1976, his laboratory at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City was in dire need of shelves. The laboratory be ... Read on »
TWiV 352: Science art with Michele Banks by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine On episode #352 of the science show This Week in Virology, Vincent meets up with Michele Banks in Washington, DC to discuss her career as a creator of science-themed art. ... Read on »
TWiV 351: The dengue code by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine On episode #351 of the science show This Week in Virology, the Masters of the ScienTWIVic Universe discuss a novel poxvirus isolate from an immunosuppressed patient, H1N1 ... Read on »
1977 H1N1 influenza virus is not relevant to the gain of function debate by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Image credit The individuals who believe that certain types of gain-of-function experiments should not be done because they are too dangerous (including Lipsitc ... Read on »
TWiV 350: Viral gene therapy with Katherine High by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine On episode #350 of the science show This Week in Virology, Vincent speaks with Katherine High about her career and her work on using viral gene therapy to treat inherited ... Read on »
Lassa virus origin and evolution by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Lassa virus, a member of the Arenavirus family, is very different from Ebolavirus (a filovirus), but both are zoonotic pathogens that may cause hemorrhagic fever. It is ... Read on »
A collection of polioviruses by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In midsummer 1986, five years after starting my poliovirus laboratory at Columbia University, I received a letter from Frederick L. Schaffer, a virologist at the Univer ... Read on »
TWiV 349: One ring to vaccinate them all by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine On episode #349 of the science show This Week in Virology, Vincent, Alan and Rich explain how to make a functional ribosome with tethered subunits, and review the results ... Read on »
An Ebolavirus vaccine in Africa by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine An Ebolavirus vaccine has shown promising results in a clinical trial in Guinea. This vaccine has been in development since 2004 and was made possible by advances in basi ... Read on »
TWiV 348: Chicken shift by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine 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 ... Read on »
Permissive vaccines and viral virulence by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A permissive vaccine prevents disease in the immunized host, but does not block virus infection. Would a permissive vaccine lead to the emergence of more virulent virus ... Read on »
Principles of Virology, Fourth Edition by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I am pleased to announce the publication by ASM Press of the fourth edition of our virology textbook, Principles of Virology . Two years in the making, this new editio ... Read on »
TWiV 347: Rose rosette and squirrel roulette by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine On episode #347 of the science show This Week in Virology, Vincent, Alan, and Rich discuss the virus behind rose rosette disease, and fatal human encephalitis caused by a ... Read on »
Transgenic pigs resistant to foot-and-mouth disease by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) infects cloven-hoofed animals such as cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, and many wild species. The disease caused by this virus is a su ... Read on »
TWiV 346: A double helical career by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Episode #346 of the science show This Week in Virology was recorded at the 34th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Virology, where Vincent, Rich, and Kathy spoke ... Read on »
The Arctic fresh water virome by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Although we now understand that viruses are the most abundant organisms on Earth, there are gaps in our knowledge about their distribution in different environments. R ... Read on »
TWiV 345: How a vaccine got the nod by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine On episode #345 of the science show This Week in Virology, the TWiVonauts review how the weather affects West Nile virus disease in the US, benefit of B cell depletion fo ... Read on »
B cell depletion benefits ME/CFS patients by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) showed clinical improvement after extended treatment with the anti-B-cell monoclonal antibody ... Read on »
TWiV 344: Glasgwegians go viral by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Episode #344 of the science show This Week in Virology was recorded at the Glasgow Science Festival microTALKS, where Vincent spoke with Ruth, Glen, and Esther about thei ... Read on »