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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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Transmission of Ebola virus by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine What is aerosol transmission? Here is a definition from Medscape : Aerosol transmission has been defined as person-to-person transmission of pathogens through the ... Read on »
TWiV 303: Borna this way by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine On episode #303 of the science show This Week in Virology, the TWiV team discusses transmission of Ebola virus, and inhibition of Borna disease virus replication by viral ... Read on »
What we are not afraid to say about Ebola virus by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In a recent New York Times OpEd entitled  What We’re Afraid to Say About Ebola , Michael Osterholm wonders whether Ebola virus could go airborne: You can now get Eb ... Read on »
TWiV 302: The sky is falling by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine On episode #302 of the science show This Week in Virology, the TWiVers discuss the growing Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, and an epidemic of respiratory disease in ... Read on »
An outbreak of enterovirus 68 by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine EV-A71 by Jason Roberts During the winter of 1962 in California, a new virus was isolated from the oropharynx of 4 children who had been hospitalized with respirato ... Read on »
TWiV 301: Marine viruses and insect defense by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine On episode #301 of the science show This Week in Virology, Vincent travels to the International Congress of Virology in Montreal and speaks with Carla Saleh and Curtis Su ... Read on »
The Berlin patient by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, an estimated 75 million people have been infected with HIV. Only one person, Timothy Ray Brown , has ever been cured of infectio ... Read on »
TWiV 300: So happy together by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Recording together for the first time, the hosts of the science show This Week in Virology celebrate their 300th recording at the American Society for Microbiology headqu ... Read on »
Poliovirus escapes antibodies by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Antibodies (purple) bound to poliovirus. Image credit: Jason Roberts Antigenic variation is a hallmark of influenza virus that allows the virus to evade host defens ... Read on »
TWiV 299: Rocky Mountain virology by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine On episode #299 of the science show This Week in Virology, Vincent visits the Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, Montana and speaks with Marshall Bloom, Sonja Best, ... Read on »
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and viruses by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Many people have a new awareness of the disease known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, thanks to the Ice Bucket Challenge initiated by the ALS Association. Fewer ... Read on »
TWiV 298: MV-NIS de myelo by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine On episode #298 of the science show This Week in Virology, the TWiV gang answers follow-up questions about the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, then discuss treatment ... Read on »
Celebrating 300 episodes of This Week in Virology by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This Week in Virology, the podcast about viruses – the kind that may or may not make you sick, celebrates its 300th episode on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 with a live reco ... Read on »
TWiV 297: Ebola! Don’t panic by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine On episode #297 of the science show This Week in Virology, the TWiVites present an all-ebolavirus episode, tackling virology, epidemiology, and approaches to prevention a ... Read on »
Zaire ebolavirus in West Africa by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Dr. Tom Solomon is Director of the Institute for Infection and Global Health at the University of Liverpool. Here he speaks with Vincent Racaniello about the 2014 outbrea ... Read on »
Ebolavirus vaccines and antivirals by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine As the epidemic of Zaire ebolavirus in Western Africa continues ( 1,779 cases and 961 deaths in four countries ), many are questioning why there are no means of prevent ... Read on »
TWiV 296: The real Batman, Linfa Wang by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine On episode #296 of the science show This Week in Virology, Vincent visits the Australian Animal Health Laboratory in Geelong, Australia and speaks with Linfa about his wo ... Read on »
Scientists for Science by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Scientists for Science are confident that biomedical research on potentially dangerous pathogens can be performed safely and is essential for a comprehensive understanding ... Read on »
TWiV 293: Virology Down Under by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine On episode #293 of the science show This Week in Virology, Vincent visits Melbourne, Australia and speaks with Melissa, Alex, Gilda, and Paul about their work on HIV infe ... Read on »
Visiting biosafety level-4 laboratories by Vincent Racaniello Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Experiments with the most dangerous human viruses, such as Ebola virus and Lassa virus, are carried out in biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) laboratories. Since visiting the Nort ... Read on »