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This Week in Virology

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This Week in Virology (TWiV) is a podcast – or netcast, as some prefer to call them, since you don’t need an iPod to listen – about viruses. It was begun in September 2008 by Vincent Racaniello and Dick Despommier, two science Professors at Columbia University Medical Center. Their goal was to have an informal yet informative conversation about viruses which would be accessible to everyone, no matter what their science background. We wanted to eventually bring other virologists into the conversation, to make it more varied and interesting. Alan Dove, a science writer, joined us late in 2008, and Rich Condit, a poxvirologist, joined in 2009. We’ve had a number of guests on the show and we’re always trying to get more.

Why are we doing this? Dick, Rich, and I have spent our entire academic careers directing research laboratories, so we have a lot of knowledge to share. Plus, we both enjoy teaching. Put those two things together, and you have TWiV. If you want to learn about viruses in a relaxing way, then TWiV is for you.

TWiV Special: A paradigm for pathogen de-discovery

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and W. Ian Lipkin

Vincent and Ian review a multicenter blinded analysis which finds no association between chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis and XMRV or polytropic murine leukemia virus.

Right-click to download TWiV Special XMRV (53 MB .mp3, 44 minutes).

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TWiV 199: Of mice, ticks, and pigs

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Alan, Rich, and Kathy discuss recent outbreaks of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in Yosemite National Park and novel swine-origin influenza in the US midwest, and isolation of the Heartland virus from two patients in Missouri with severe febrile illness.

Right-click to download TWiV 199 (73 MB .mp3, 101 minutes).

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Insane in the Chromatophores (Vimeo)
Rich - Golden Goose Awards
Kathy - Euler's Disk (YouTube)
Vincent
- Ignorance: How it Drives Science by Stuart Firestein

Listener Pick of the Week

Adam - Leigh Van Valen

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TWiV 198: Pox has got a squeeze-box, seals are gonna sneeze all night

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Alan, Rich, and Kathy review fatal avian influenza virus in harbor seals, and poxvirus deployment of genomic accordions to counter antiviral defenses.

Right-click to download TWiV 198 (71 MB .mp3, 99 minutes).

There once was a virus named pox
Whose genome contained a squeeze-box
When placed under pressure
It expanded its measure
Overcoming the new cellular blocks

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Getting Better: 200 Years of Medicine
Rich - Khan Academy
Kathy - Vi Hart
Vincent
- Tweet Keeper

Listener Pick of the Week

Diane - The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe
Stephen - Amateur Micrography

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TWiV 197: Cloning HeLa cells with Professor Philip I. Marcus

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Philip I. Marcus

Vincent travels to the University of Connecticut to meet up with Professor Philip I. Marcus to discuss his development of the single cell cloning technique in the early 1950s.

Right-click to download TWiV 197 (51 MB .mp3, 71 minutes).

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TWiV 196: An arena for snakes

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan DoveRich Condit, Dickson Despommier, Kathy Spindler, Mark Stenglein, and Joseph DeRisi

The TWiVites meet with Mark Stenglein and Joseph DeRisi to discuss their discovery of a novel arenavirus in snakes with inclusion body disease.

Right-click to download TWiV 196 (77 MB .mp3,  107 minutes).

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Weekly Science Picks

Mark - The Slow Mo Guys (Fly eats fly)
Dickson -
I'm being eaten by a boa constrictor by Shel Silverstein
Alan -
MMWR: First 30 years online
Rich - Giant python in Everglades and California Academy of Sciences
Kathy - Darwin finch genome sequence
Vincent
- Microbiology at Mt. Sinai

Listener Pick of the Week

Renato - Security Now podcast
Robin - The Weather
Chad - Rare protozoan from sludge (ScienceDaily)

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TWiV 195: They did it in the hot tub

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan DoveRich Condit, Dickson Despommier, and Ken Stedman

The complete TWiV team meets with Ken Stedman to discuss the discovery in Boiling Spring Lake of a DNA virus with the capsid of an RNA virus.

Right-click to download TWiV 195 (77 MB .mp3, 107 minutes).

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Weekly Science Picks

Ken - The Edge of Life trailer and Facebook page
Dickson -
The Cognitive Style of Powerpoint by Edward Tufte
Alan -
SEMs of insects and spiders via Steve Gschmeissner
Rich - Curiosity Has Landed (Wiki mission summary)
Vincent
- Curiosity's Seven Minutes of Terror (YouTube)

Listener Pick of the Week

Lance - The Vaccine Confidence Project and Immune response video (YouTube)
Anat - Beautiful Science

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TWiV 194: Five postdocs in North America

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Matthew Daugherty, Jondavid deJong, Helen Lazear, Stefan Oliver, and Cara Pager.

Vincent returns to Madison, Wisconsin and meets with postdocs to discuss their science and their careers.

Right-click to download TWiV 194 (69 MB .mp3, 94 minutes).

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TWiV 193: Live at ASV in Madison

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Carolyn Coyne, and Sara Sawyer

Vincent, Rich, Carolyn, and Sara recorded TWiV at the 31st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Virology in Madison, where they discussed genetic conflict between viral and human genes, and how the placenta protects the fetus against viral infection.

Right-click to download TWiV 193 (56 MB .mp3,  78 minutes).
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Weekly Science Picks

Rich - Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson
Vincent
- Biochemistry Revealed

Listener Pick of the Week

Matlock - The BioDigital Human
Matt - Scientists create jellyfish from rat cells

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TWiV 192: Viral tertulia

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit

Vincent, Alan, and Rich answer listener email about bioinformatics, insects, influenza, laboratory classes, commensalism, reproducibility of data, and more.

Right-click to download TWiV 192 (84 MB .mp3, 117 minutes).

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - The Microbial Olympics (supplementary information)
Rich - PharmaJet needle free injection system
Vincent
- Microbes and Evolution by Roberto Kolter and Stanley Maloy (paperback and Kindle)

Listener Pick of the Week

Varun - Agile Gene by Matt Ridley
Sizun - Plague Inc
Ricardo - TED-ED
Kristopher - Ed Yong on Econtalk

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TWiV 191: When two rights make a wrong

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Nissin Moussatche

Nissin joins the TWiV crew to discuss an outbreak of lethal disease among Cambodian children, and recombination among attenuated herpesvirus vaccines leading to pathogenic viruses.

Right-click to download TWiV 191 (71 MB .mp3, 99 minutes).

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - H5N1 genetic changes inventory
Rich - Mythbusters: Diet Coke and Mentos (YouTube channel)
Nissin -
The Pox and the Covenant by Tony Williams, and Tereza Batista, Tired of War by Jorge Amado
Vincent
- FAQ: The 'snake bite' portion of your thesis defense

Listener Pick of the Week

Gopal - All's not fair in science and publishing
Luis - The Origin of AIDS by Jacques Pepin (Nature review)
Sven - Visualizing information flow in science

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