Venezuela is still polio-free
In early June it was widely reported that the first case of poliomyelitis in 30 years had been identified in Venezuela (see this Tech Times report as an example). Fortunately these reports were incorrect, and Venezuela remains free of polio. Let’s unpack exactly what happened. In early June the Pan-American Health Organization reported that on […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - June 21, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: Basic virology Information acute flaccid paralysis AFP OPV poliovirus Sabin vaccine vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis vaccine-derived poliovirus vapp VDPV Venezuela viral viruses Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: An Open Letter to The Lancet, Two Years On
By David Tuller, DrPH This morning, Professor Racaniello sent the following e-mail to Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet. The subject heading: “Another open letter about the PACE trial.” He cc’d the three lead PACE investigators and the public relations office at Queen Mary University of London. Virology Blog’s previous open letter to The Lancet […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - June 19, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: Sir Simon Scores an Own Goal
By David Tuller, DrPH From the start, one of my strategies for this PACE-debunking project was to draw in outside experts–people with no ax to grind and no pre-conceived notions about the trial and its methodology–and encourage them to scrutinize the matter. It was telling that many well-regarded scientists and researchers were willing to make […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - June 18, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: A Letter to NICE About the IAPT Program
This morning I sent the following e-mail to key NICE executives involved in the effort to overhaul the clinical guidance for ME/CFS. I cc’d several stakeholders in the process as well. ********** Dear Sir Andrew and Professor Baker (and others)— In an e-mail to Sir Andrew last year, I posed some questions concerning the involvement […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - June 18, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

TWiV 498: Salivating at ASM Microbe
Vincent, Kathy and Rich travel to ASM Microbe 2018 in Atlanta where they speak with Stacy Horner and Ken Stapleford about their careers and their research. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - June 17, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: This Week in Virology aedes aegypti Aedes albopictus alphavirus ASM Microbe 2018 Chikungunya virus epitranscriptome evolution m6 adenosine m6A quasispecies RNA RNA modification viral viruses Source Type: blogs

A Mouse Model System for Zika Virus Infection
By Gertrud U. Rey Zika virus (ZIKV) infection causes microcephaly in newborns and is causally associated with Guillian–Barré syndrome in adults. To date, there are no drugs available to prevent or treat ZIKV infection. ZIKV vaccine research is challenging because adult immunocompetent mice are resistant to ZIKV infection and disease. The primary immunologic response to […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - June 15, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: Basic virology Gertrud Rey Information IFN immune evasion interferon microcephaly mouse model pathogenesis STAT2 viral virus viruses zika virus Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: A Curriculum for Treating CFS with CBT
By David Tuller, DrPH Ten years ago, the National Health Service began rolling out across England a program called Improving Access to Psychological Therapies, or IAPT. This program arose out of the notion that many people were suffering from untreated depression, anxiety and other psychiatric disorders. In parallel with that, research suggested that treating these […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - June 14, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: More Letters About BMJ ’ s Flawed Pediatric Studies
By David Tuller, DrPH This morning I sent three more e-mails alerting interested parties to my concerns about two BMJ studies of children with ME/CFS. When it comes to research, kids are already a vulnerable population, and those with a stigmatizing illness even more so. That’s why it is both surprising and troubling that BMJ […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - June 11, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

TWiV 497: Europic 2018
At Europic 2018, a meeting on picornaviruses in the Netherlands, Vincent speaks with Sasha Gorbalenya, Jim Hogle, Ann Palmenberg and Frank van Kuppeveld about their careers and their research. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - June 10, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: This Week in Virology computational biology coronavirus Europic 2018 gender balance in science Netherlands nidovirus poliovirus poliovirus eradication rhinovirus viral virus structure viruses Source Type: blogs

Blocking rhinovirus infection by inhibiting a cell enzyme
The common cold is a infection of the upper respiratory tract that may be caused by many different viruses, but most frequently by rhinoviruses. A compound that inhibits a cell enzyme and blocks rhinovirus replication has the potential to be developed into an antiviral drug (link to paper). The common cold is an annoying but […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - June 8, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: Basic virology Information antiviral drug assembly common cold myristic acid rhinovirus viruses Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: My Letter to the Science Media Centre about BMJ Study
By David Tuller, DrPH I have sent the following e-mail to Edward Sykes, the head of mental health and neuroscience at the Science Media Centre. The e-mail concerns the Lightning Process study published last year in Archives of Disease in Childhood. The SMC promoted the findings, which received widespread media coverage. I have cc’d Fiona […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - June 6, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: A Letter to Health Officials About BMJ ’ s Lax Editorial Standards
By David Tuller, DrPH I am not sure what is going on at BMJ and why editors there seem incapable of acknowledging their flawed decision-making when it comes to two papers that should never have been accepted for publication. One violated BMJ’s policy that all trials must be properly prospectively registered, with no participants recruited […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - June 6, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: My Letter to MP Monaghan About BMJ Studies
By David Tuller, DrPH I have been trying to convince editors at two BMJ journals to take responsibility for poor decisions. Despite serious nudging and prodding, I have been unsuccessful. The two papers I have criticized as being fraught with methodological and/or ethical missteps are these: “Clinical and cost-effectiveness of the Lightning Process in addition […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - June 5, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: BMJ Still “ Looking Into ” Lightning Process Paper
By David Tuller, DrPH Two weeks ago I sent an e-mail to Sir Andrew Dillon and Professor Mark Baker alerting them of problems with the Lightning Process study published last year in Archives of Disease in Childhood. The two men are members of the NICE Guidance Executive and have a hand in the current process […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - June 4, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

TWiV 496: Vaccines work, whether or not you believe in them
Vincent and Rich recorded this episode at Vaccines in the 21st Century, a meeting held at the University of California, Irvine, where they spoke with Stacy Schultz-Cherry, Douglas Diekema, and Andrew Noymer about vaccine facts and fiction. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - June 3, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: This Week in Virology adjuvant adverse events autism HPV influenza measles MMR vaccine vaccine exemptions VAERS viral virus viruses Source Type: blogs

Living on the edge of parasite inevitability
All life forms on Earth harbor an array of genetic parasites, including viruses, plasmids, and transposons. Unfortunately, if cells could reduce their uptake of these elements, they would suffer as the entry of beneficial genes would be impaired (link to paper). In other words, genetic parasites are unavoidable. A genetic parasite is defined as a […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - June 1, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: Basic virology Information cheater genetic parasites homologous recombination mathematical modeling mullers ratchet orizontal gene transfer parasitism replicator selfish genetic element viral virus viruses Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: My 2011 NY Times Exchange With the PACE PIs
By David Tuller, DrPH When the PACE trial was published in early 2011, my New York Times editor sent it to me, along with the press release. As a non-staff contributor to the Times, I had started covering the debate over the mouse retrovirus hypothesis and science, but I’d heard nothing about anything called PACE […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - May 29, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: NICE ’ s Consideration of the Lightning Process
By David Tuller, DrPH Earlier this month, in advance of a stakeholder meeting, the U.K.’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence released a draft scoping report. The document outlined the issues slated to be addressed by the committee selected to develop the new guidance for the illness NICE now calls ME/CFS. (The 2007 guidance […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - May 28, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

TWiV 495: Influenza virus keeps its ion channel 20
The TWiVerati follow up on the Ebola virus outbreak, virulence of Ebola-Makona, and reveal how a parasitoid is revealed to hyperparasitoids, and binding of influenza virus to a calcium ion channel to mediate influenza virus entry. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - May 27, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: This Week in Virology A82V caterpillar ebola virus endocytosis hyperparasitoid influenza virus ion channel parasitoid wasp polydnavirus viral virulence viruses voltage gated calcium channel Source Type: blogs

A Live-Attenuated Herpes Simplex Virus Vaccine Candidate
By Gertrud U. Rey There is currently no vaccine to prevent infection with herpes simplex virus type 1 or type 2 (HSV-1 or HSV-2). Infection with either of these viruses results in life-long viral latency. Sporadic reactivation and viral shedding may lead to painful oral and genital disease and an increased risk of HIV transmission. […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - May 25, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: Basic virology Gertrud Rey Information guinea pig herpes simplex virus herpesvirus latency mouse reactivation vaccine viral viruses Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: More on the CDC; Reader ’ s Digest; and BBC ’ s Newsbeat
By David Tuller, DrPH It’s been almost a year since the CDC removed its recommendations for GET and CBT as treatments for ME/CFS (or CFS, or ME, or CFS/ME, or even SEID or whatever else one calls this illness or cluster of illnesses). When questioned about the decision, the agency explained that people had misunderstood […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - May 23, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

TWiV 494: Ebola Makona is the opposite of hakuna matata
Vincent, Kathy, and Alan review the ongoing outbreak of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the finding that mutations identified in the 2015 West African epidemic do not alter pathogenesis in animals. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - May 20, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: This Week in Virology Democratic Republic of the Congo ebolavirus Makona Mayingo pathogenesis transmission vaccine viral virology Ebola virus virulence viruses Source Type: blogs

TWiEVO 31: Virus archaeology, or when the human genome is the junk
Nels and Vincent present ancient hepatitis B virus genome sequences from Bronze Age to Medieval period human remains. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”displa...
Source: virology blog - May 19, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: This Week in Evolution ancient dna ancient viral genome Bronze Age hepatitis b virus Medieval period virology virus archaeology Source Type: blogs

Humpback whale respiratory virome
How difficult would it be to study the virome of living whales? You might think that sampling would be the hard part, but not if you used a drone. A drone was used to collect the breath (‘blow’) from 19 humpback whales near Sydney, Australia. The video below show how a sampling chamber carried by […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - May 18, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: Basic virology australia drone humpback whale virome viral virus viruses whale breath Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: Australia ’ s Online GET/CBT Education Program
By David Tuller, DrPH Last year, BMJ Open published a paper called “Randomised controlled trial of online continuing education for health professionals to improve the management of chronic fatigue syndrome: a study protocol.” The seven authors, all affiliated with the University of New South Wales in Sydney, included Professor Andrew Lloyd, the infectious disease expert […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - May 14, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

TWiV 493: Condit is on drugs and norovirus is lit
The TWiVerati discuss the FDA Advisory Committee deliberation on the anti-poxvirus drug tecovirimat, and immune cells in gut-associated lymphoid tissue as the major target during acute murine norovirus infection. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - May 13, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: This Week in Virology antiviral GALT gut associated lymphoid tissue in situ hybridization norovirus Peyer's patch poxvirus RNAscope SIGA smallpox ST249 tecovirimat viruses Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: May 12th-International ME Awareness Day
By David Tuller, DrPH Saturday, May 12th, is International ME Awareness Day. (It’s also International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, and the same for Gulf War Illness and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. But here we’re mostly focused on the first.) This day in the calendar was adopted years ago as an opportunity to promote the visibility of neuro-immune […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - May 11, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Ebola virus mutations do not affect pathogenicity
Several mutations that arose during the 2013-2016 outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa were previously found to increase infectivity for human cells. However, a study in two animal models show no effect of these mutations on disease. Among the many mutations identified among the hundreds of genome sequences obtained during the 2013-2016 Ebola virus epidemic, a […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - May 11, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: Basic virology Commentary Information animal model ebola virus EBOV Makona mutation transmission viral virulence evolution viruses Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: My Visits with Alem Matthees
By David Tuller, DrPH During my week in Perth, I visited Alem Matthees twice. Alem is the patient who successfully fought Queen Mary University of London for access to raw PACE trial data; reanalyses of these data have exposed how the extensive outcome-switching led to the improved results reported by the investigators. Alem’s health has […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - May 7, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

TWiV 492: CRISPR diagnostics
The Masters of the TWiXome review the development of sensitive, portable, and field-based viral diagnostics using the CRISPR-Cas system. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark&r...
Source: virology blog - May 6, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: This Week in Virology CRISPR-Cas9 DETECTR HUDSON SHERLOCK viral viral diagnostics virus viruses Source Type: blogs

Virus-proof cells?
I am very skeptical about the pronouncement this week that a group of scientists plan to engineer cells to resist virus infection. The initiative is called Genome-Project-write (GP-write) and is composed of an international group of collaborators with the broader goal of designing and assembling a synthetic human genome. The first goal of this consortium, […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - May 3, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: Basic virology Commentary Information codon codon usage mRNA protein synthesis recoding synthetic biology synthetic human genome viral virus virus proof cells virus resistant cells viruses Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: A Q-and-A with Leonard Jason, on Case Definition
By David Tuller, DrPH A Brief Update: Berkeley’s crowdfunding period closed on April 30th–Monday night. I ended the campaign with $87,580. After Berkeley’s 7.5% in fees, the funds will cover my salary/benefit from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019, and some travel costs. I really, really appreciate the fantastic support. Thanks to everyone! I’ve […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - May 2, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

TWiV 491: The Ileum and the Odyssey
The TWiVome deconstructs the evolutionary history of RNA viruses, and immune promotion of murine norovirus pathogenesis by replication in intestinal tuft cells. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-typ...
Source: virology blog - April 29, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: This Week in Virology amphioxus chordates evolution lancelet norovirus phylogenetic tree tropism tuft cell vertebrates viral viruses Source Type: blogs

A history of vertebrate RNA viruses
Most of the known RNA viruses are from birds and mammals, which represent a small proportion of more recent vertebrate diversity. This omission has been corrected by the discovery of new RNA viruses in hosts that lie across the entire evolutionary history of the vertebrates. Over 186 host species representing the phylogenetic diversity of vertebrates […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - April 26, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: Basic virology Information evolution evolutionary history phylogeny RNA viruses vertebrate viruses viral Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: Goodbye, Australia; and Two Updates
By David Tuller, DrPH I’m now at the airport in Sydney waiting for my 12:45 pm flight back home. I arrive in San Francisco at 9:30 am this morning—-gotta love that one-day time change, at least in the eastward direction! I’ve had an amazing six weeks here. I met lots of new friends, connected with […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - April 26, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: Andrew Lloyd ’ s Past Endorsement of PACE
By David Tuller, DrPH This post is sort of long and complicated, but I think the details are important given Andrew Lloyd’s outsized role in the ME/CFS domain in Australia. I urge patients to take care not to over-exert themselves in reading it! ********** A few weeks ago, I interviewed Andrew Lloyd, an infectious disease […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - April 25, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: The Shopping Bag Study; and New York State ’ s Revamped Website
By David Tuller, DrPH And now, from our good friends in the psychology department at the University of Bath, comes the shopping bag study we’ve all been waiting for. Here’s some information recently disseminated by the university: The purpose of this study is to look at how people with CFS/ME respond when asked to do […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - April 24, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Viruses are falling from the skies
Viruses with nearly identical genomes are frequently found in diverse environments that are far apart. One possible explanation for this observation is that virus particles are present in the trophosphere, where they can be carried long distances on atmospheric flow. To determine how many viruses fall from the troposphere each day, automatic collectors were placed […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - April 20, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: Uncategorized atmosphere atmospheric boundary layer downward virus flux troposphere viral virology virus deposition viruses Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: Professor Michael Sharpe ’ s Gaffe on Australian Radio
By David Tuller, DrPH It’s Thursday morning in Australia, and I’ve just arrived in Brisbane after a red-eye from Perth, with a week left to go on my tour Down Under. Of course I’m backed up on things I need to write about, and hope to have some down time soon to pull stuff together. […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - April 19, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error, Guest Post: Crowdfunding David Tuller Is Not a Conflict of Interest
by Steven Lubet Steven Lubet is the Williams Memorial Professor at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, where he specializes in professional responsibility and ethics. When last we encountered Prof. Michael Sharpe, he was giving a secret speech about ME/CFS at Oxford University’s St Cross College. Titled a “Special Ethics Seminar,” Sharpe’s presentation was closed […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - April 17, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: Two Interview Podcasts, and “ Conflicts of Interest ”
By David Tuller, DrPH For those not yet sick of my voice, here are two more chances to hear me reiterate variations of my message: On Monday morning, I was interviewed in Perth for the radio show Mornings with Gareth Parker, on the 6PR882 Talk Radio network. (Never mind that the description in the link […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - April 16, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

TWiV 489: CD4 Hunter
Vincent visits Sandra Urdaneta-Hartmann at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia to talk about the development of the mobile video game ‘CD4 Hunter’. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><...
Source: virology blog - April 15, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: This Week in Virology CD4 CD4 Hunter HIV video game video game development video game learning viral viral video game virus viruses Source Type: blogs

Fermentation genes in a giant algal virus
The latest giant virus discovery is Tetraselmis virus 1, which infects green algae. It is unusual because it encodes enzymes involved in fermentation. Green beer, anyone? TetV was isolated from seawater off the coast of the Hawaiian island Oahu, and was found to infect the green algae Tetraselmis. Members of this species are found in […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - April 13, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: Basic virology Information algae fermentation giant virus mimivirus photosynthesis Tetraselmis Tetraselmis virus 1 viral viruses Source Type: blogs

March for Science 2018
Nearly one year ago I was proud to be part of the March for Science in Washington, DC. This year I March for Science in New York City, where I will be the co-Master of Ceremonies together with Jin Kim Montclare. You can download the event guide here. Please join us and show your support […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - April 12, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: Commentary Information March for Science New York City viral virology virus Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: My Australian Tour, Continued
By David Tuller, DrPH Last week, I spent three days in Hobart, on the island of Tasmania. Besides strolling around looking for cafes where I could drink decent coffee and write, my main work-related activity was giving a talk at Menzies Institute for Medical Research, part of the University of Tasmania. About 40 people attended, […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - April 11, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

TWiV 488: Who nose if it will work in humans
The TWiV team reveals that recent mumps virus outbreaks in the US are due to waning vaccine efficacy, and an intranasally delivered small interfering RNA that controls West Nile infection in the brain. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - April 8, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: This Week in Virology encephalitis epidemiology immunity mumps mumps outbreaks nasal spray olfactory mucosa rabies virus siRNA vaccine efficacy vaccine waning viral viruses West Nile virus Source Type: blogs

Can the big ship NIH turn at all?
The National Institutes of Health is the major funding agency for biomedical research in the United States. Nevertheless, there are shocking disparities in grant awards for investigators according to race, gender, age, institution, and state. Such unbalanced allocations must be corrected as they do not encourage the varied perspectives, creative ideas and experimental approaches that […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - April 5, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: Commentary Harold Varmus National Institutes of Health NIH NIH budget NIH funding cap research funding research grant Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: A Terrific Piece about ME/CFS on Australian TV
By David Tuller, DrPH SBS, a national TV network in Australian, featured a 12-minute segment last night on a show called The Feed. It was already in the works when I got here, so my visit was timely. I didn’t expect to cry during my interview, but, well, I did. As a journalist, I immediately […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - April 4, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: A Post About Andrew Lloyd
By David Tuller, DrPH I know folks are eager to hear more about what I’m learning in Australia. I’m finding it challenging to have meetings, prepare for talks, conduct interviews, promote the crowdfunding, keep up with my BMJ Open correspondence, and also write posts about what’s happening here. It will take a bit of time […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - April 4, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: Our Latest Tango with BMJ Open …
By David Tuller, DrPH On March 27th, Professor Racaniello and I sent an e-mail to Dr. Trish Groves, editor-in-chief at BMJ Open, declining her request that we send in an e-letter for publication to ensure “maximum transparency.” Two days letter, we received yet another appeal from Dr. Groves. In this e-mail, she promised for the […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - April 3, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs