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TWiV is a weekly netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick. Brought to you by four university professors and a science writer.

This Week in Virology Vincent Racaniello

    • Life Sciences

TWiV is a weekly netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick. Brought to you by four university professors and a science writer.

    Persistence of SARS-CoV-2 immune memory

    Persistence of SARS-CoV-2 immune memory

    Daniel Griffin provides a clinical report on COVID-19, and Shane Crotty explains a study of antibodies, B cells and T cells in patients which suggests that immunological memory to SARS-CoV-2 might be long-lived.

    • 3 hrs 4 min
    Two COVID-19 mRNA vaccines

    Two COVID-19 mRNA vaccines

    On this episode of TWiV, mRNA vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer show over 90% efficacy, prothrombotic auto-antibodies in serum of COVID-19 patients, and the whereabouts of SARS-CoV-2 in the human body.

    • 1 hr 59 min
    Kate Rubins from the International Space Station

    Kate Rubins from the International Space Station

    From Expedition 64 of International Space Station, Flight Engineer Kate Rubins joins TWiV to discuss experiments that she is working on, including cell cultures, genome sequencing, and plant growth.

    • 28 min
    Crowley, coats, and cross-reactive antibodies

    Crowley, coats, and cross-reactive antibodies

    Daniel Griffin provides a clinical report on COVID-19, Kathleen Crowley explains the role of Environmental Health & Safety departments, update on SARS-CoV-2 transmission in farmed mink, and the presence of pre-existing antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in unexposed individuals.

    • 2 hrs 58 min
    Long-term COVID and ME/CFS

    Long-term COVID and ME/CFS

    Mady, Fiona, and David join TWiV to discuss patients with long-term COVID and similarities and differences with ME/CFS.

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Mink, mutation, and myocytes

    Mink, mutation, and myocytes

    Daniel Griffin provides a clinical report on COVID-19, Slovlakia’s plan to test all adults for SARS-CoV-2 infection, viral variants arising in Danish mink and their potential threat to humans, why it is unethical to carry out challenge trials, Nipah virus dynamics in bats and spillovers into humans, and direct cardiac damage by spike-mediated cardiomyocyte fusion.

    • 2 hrs 37 min

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