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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 356: Got viruses?

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Stephanie Neal

Stephanie joins the super professors to discuss the gut virome of children with serious malnutrition, caterpillar genes acquired from parasitic wasps, and the effect of adding chemokines to a simian immunodeficiency virus DNA vaccine.

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Plates from Hooke's Micrographia
RichThe Wright Brothers by David McCullough
Kathy - Spore evaporation-driven engines (video and article)
Dickson - Color variations of Pluto and Lunar total eclipse
Stephanie - The science of moldy cheese by Carl Zimmer
Vincent - But Why?

Listener Pick of the Week

Reed - The Bench Warmers Podcast

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TWiV 355: Baby's first virome

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiV team considers the effect of a Leishmaniavirus on the efficacy of drug treatment, and the human fecal virome and microbiome in twins during early infancy.

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Vexed Muddler store
Rich - Ivanpah Solar Power Facility
Kathy - The real Kermit
Dickson - Animal Portraits
Vincent - Adventures of the Regatjes, Vaccines by Susan Nasif

Listener Pick of the Week

Jacob - Great Wall of China keeps rabbits out

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TWiV 354: The cat in the HAART

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The esteemed doctors of TWiV review a new giant virus recovered from the Siberian permafrost, why influenza virus gain of function experiments are valuable, and feline immunodeficiency virus.

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Experience Curiosity
Rich - Primrose School
Kathy - Egg drop solutions
Dickson - Dragonflies by Pieter van Dokkum
Vincent - NASA guide to air-filtering houseplants

Listener Pick of the Week

Amir - Publons (Nature article)

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TWiV 353: STING and the antiviral police

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVniacs discuss twenty-eight years of poliovirus shedding by an immunodeficient patient, and packaging of the innate cytoplasmic signaling molecule cyclic GMP-AMP in virus particles.

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Weekly Science Picks 1:27:50

Alan - Miniature calendar
Kathy - Dr. Brainlove (prologue, v. 2.0,  IndieGoGo)
Dickson - The Ph.D. Movie
Vincent - Ghostery

Listener Pick of the Week

Ramon - Children die
Chris - ASMLive at ICAAC/ICC

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TWiV 352: Science art with Michele Banks

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Michele Banks

Vincent meets up with Michele Banks in Washington, DC to discuss her career as a creator of science-themed art.

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TWiV 351: The dengue code

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The Masters of the ScienTWIVic Universe discuss a novel poxvirus isolate from an immunosuppressed patient, H1N1 and the gain-of-function debate, and attenuation of dengue virus by recoding the genome.

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Genetic roulette
Rich
 - The Huntington
Kathy - Simulated vomiting machine (video)
Dickson - Last Cassini Saturn flyby
Vincent - Decaying Still Life (YouTube)

Listener Pick of the Week

Ken - Cave meterology (Times, Nature)

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TWiV 350: Viral gene therapy with Katherine High

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Katherine A. High

Vincent speaks with Katherine High about her career and her work on using viral gene therapy to treat inherited disorders.

This episode is drawn from one of twenty-six video interviews with leading scientists who have made significant contributions to the field of virology, part of the new edition of the textbook Principles of Virology.

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TWiV 349: One ring to vaccinate them all

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Rich Condit

Vincent, Alan and Rich explain how to make a functional ribosome with tethered subunits, and review the results of a phase III VSV-vectored Ebolavirus vaccine trial in Guinea.

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Above and Beyond
Rich
 - DSCOVR (Dark moon side crossing Earth)
Vincent - Stuxnet virus (Wired, YouTube)

Listener Pick of the Week

Konrad - Stated Clearly

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TWiV 348: Chicken shift

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit

Vincent and Rich discuss fruit fly viruses, one year without polio in Nigeria, and a permissive Marek's disease viral vaccine that allows transmission of virulent viruses.

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Weekly Science Picks

Rich - Swan-Ganz catheter (Wiki, video)
Vincent - Mobile DNA III

Listener Pick of the Week

Kevin - Synthetic prions

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TWiV 347: Rose rosette and squirrel roulette

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Rich Condit

Vincent, Alan, and Rich discuss the virus behind rose rosette disease, and fatal human encephalitis caused by a variegated squirrel bornavirus.

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Weekly Science Picks 1:17:05

Alan - National Immunization Awareness Month (Twitter campaign)
Rich - Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
Vincent - iPhone owns podcasts (9to5Mac)

Listener Pick of the Week

Sandra - World Zoonoses Day graphic
Peter - Mammal-carnivorous plant mutualism (bat and shrew)

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