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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 327: Does a gorilla shift in the woods?

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

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The eTWiVicators review evidence that the HIV-1 group O epidemic began with a single cross-species transmission of virus from western lowland gorillas.

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - California bill to eliminate personal vaccine exemptions
RichKepler observatory (Kepler-186f)
Kathy - USGS disease map
Dickson - Philosphy of Microbiology by Maureen O'Malley
Vincent - Nautilus

Listener Pick of the Week

Ken - Life in our phage world (online, book party); All about that base
Neal - Gilles van Cutsem at CROI
Ricardo - Flow hive

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TWiV 326: Giving HIV a flat tyr

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Rich Condit

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The sternutating TWiVers discuss preventing infection of cells and animals by a soluble CD4-CCR5 molecule that binds to HIV-1 virus particles.

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Toms River by Dan Fagin
RichSpin by Robert Charles
Vincent - FCC votes for net neutrality (ArsTechnica)

Listener Pick of the Week

Neal - Why doesn't everyone get the flu vaccine?
Fernando - Zombie Jonas Salk hunts idiots
Neva - Physicists in biology

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TWiV 325: Wildcats go viral

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Rollie Clem and Lorena Passarelli

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Vincent visits the 'Little Apple' and speaks with Rollie and Lorena about their work on mosquito-born viruses and baculoviruses.

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TWiV 324: Viruses in the miR may appear more numerous

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

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Lee joins the TWiV team to discuss the value of post-doctoral training, and how a cellular microRNA assists in the replication of hepatitis C virus.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Lee Feinman 

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Weekly Science Picks

Lee - Furthering America's Research and Upgoer five and six
Alan - 
Best snow shovel
RichRipple tank
Kathy - Fractals
DicksonWorld Press Photo Contest 2015
Vincent - What to do about antivax politicians and physicians

Listener Pick of the Week

Patricia - Future of Bioscience Graduate & Postdoc training
Paul - This is my son Griffin, and he may have measles

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TWiV 323: A skid loader full of viromes

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

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The family TWiVidae discuss changes in the human fecal virome associated with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Sitesucker
Rich - Snake picked wrong dinner
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Vincent - Mapping NYC subway DNA

Listener Pick of the Week

Gretchen - Scientific way to cut a cake
Leslie - Principles of Virology, Second Edition

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TWiV 322: Postcards from the edge of the membrane

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

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The TWiVodes answer listener email about hantaviruses, antivirals, H1N1 vaccine and narcolepsy, credibility of peer review, Bourbon virus, influenza vaccine, careers in virology, and much more.

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Alan - Boom by Tony Horowitz
Kathy - Octopus supermom
Dickson - Macrophotography
Vincent - Virology lectures 2015 (virology blog and YouTube)

Listener Pick of the Week

Paul - Illsville: Fight the Disease
Ramon - Vaccinate! Do it for the testicles
Sandra - Who can you trust?

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TWiV 321: aTRIP and a pause

Paul Duprex joins the TWiV team to discuss the current moratorium on viral research to alter transmission, range and resistance, infectivity and immunity, and pathogenesis.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Paul Duprex

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
Paul - Saving the lives of our dogs (blog post)
Kathy - New all-female Lego set
Dickson - Female storm-chaser
Vincent - Despommier Photo Art

Listener Pick of the Week

Jacob - Exaggeration in news and press releases (BMJ)
Peter - Quartet game (photos: one, two, three, four, five)

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TWiV 320: Retroviruses and cranberries

Vincent speaks with John Coffin about his career studying retroviruses, including working with Howard Temin, endogenous retroviruses, XMRV, chronic fatigue syndrome and prostate cancer, HIV/AIDS, and his interest in growing cranberries.

Host: Vincent Racaniello 

Guest: John Coffin

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TWiV 319: Breaking breakbone

The TWiVers review the outcomes of two recent phase 3 clinical trials of a quadrivalent dengue virus vaccine in Asia and Latin America.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - The Toaster Project by Thomas Thwaites
Rich - SpaceX reusable rocket (SpaceX)
Kathy - Antarctica: A Year on Ice
Dickson - NHL Mumps outbreak and Hubble Andromeda image
Vincent - We the Microbiologist

Listener Pick of the Week

Neva - Mosquito earrings
Basel - Flu vaccine selection meeting

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TWiV 318: Last year in virology

The TWiV gang reviews ten fascinating, compelling, and riveting virology stories from 2014.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

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  • Ebola virus outbreak (TWiV 314, 309, 308, 307, 306, 305, 304, 303, 302, 298, 297, 283)
  • Directional uncoating of rhinovirus RNA (TWiV 267)
  • Pandemic pathogen controversy (TWiV 287)
  • Viral evolution (TWiV 275)
  • Borna virus inhibition by endogenous DNA (TWiV 303)
  • MERS-CoV in dromedary camels (TWiV special, TWiV 287)
  • Oncolytic measles virus (TWiV 298)
  • Amazing norovirus findings (TWiV 312 and 313)
  • Toxin delivery to aphids (TWiV 272)
  • The Salk Legacy (TWiV 281)

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Mystery photos from CERN
Rich - Adam E. Cohen: Bringing bioelectricity to light
Kathy - Wired's top microbe stories of 2014
Dickson - Mouse joke
Vincent - The Science of Epidemics (Time Inc Special)

Listener Pick of the Week

Neva - Sir Bacteriophage
Sagi - An unboring polio documentary

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