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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 249: An inordinate fondness for viruses

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit

Vincent, Dickson, Alan and Rich discuss an estimate of the number of different mammalian viruses on Earth.

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Extreme macrophotography
Dickson - 
Baloney detection kit
Rich -
Mutant silkworms spin colored silk (original article)
Vincent
- FlightRadar24

Listener Pick of the Week

Jenn - Ebola by William Close
Jenn - Eleven Blue Men by Berton Roueche
Todd - Weatherspark and iMap.tv
Nissin -Profiles in Science

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TWiV 248: TWiP infects TWiV

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Rich Condit

Vincent, Dickson, and Rich reveal how experiments with a malaria parasite lead to the introduction of a mammalian retrovirus into birds.

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Weekly Science Picks

Dickson - Google Sky
Rich -
Vanishing of the Bees (see also Bee Apocalypse Now)
Vincent
- Not Exactly Rocket Science

Listener Pick of the Week

Saira - Reproducibility Initiative

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TWiV 247: Today's weather in virology

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Special guest: Ian Lipkin

Ian joins Vincent, Alan, Rich, and Kathy to describe how his laboratory is searching for the origin of MERS-coronavirus.

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Weekly Science Picks

Kathy - Rainbows explained (Frazz)
Alan -
Challenge.gov
Vincent
- 23andme
Rich - Spot the station

Listener Pick of the Week

Frank - Pacifier cleaning practices and risk of allergy development (Pediatrics)

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TWiV 246: Pandora, pandemics, and privacy

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Alan, Rich, and Kathy discuss the huge Pandoravirus, virologists planning H7N9 gain of function experiments, and limited access to the HeLa cell genome sequence.

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Weekly Science Picks

Kathy - GeoGuesser
Alan -
From one, many (YouTube)
Vincent
- Dave Bhella: The Wildy Award Talk (Microbeworld video)
Rich - 1981 primitive internet report (YouTube)

Listener Pick of the Week

CN - How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker

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TWiV 245: Writing Principles of Virology

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Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: S. Jane Flint, Lynn Enquist, Glenn Rall, and Ann Skalka

The authors of the popular textbook Principles of Virology discuss how the book was conceived and written.

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TWiV 244: Back in the CVVR

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Alan Dove

Guests: Dan Barouch and Jeff Teigler

This episode of TWiV was recorded before an audience at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where Vincent and Alan spoke with Dan and Jeff about AIDS vaccines.

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Weekly Science Picks

Jeff - Science in the News; How to succeed in science (part one and part two)
Alan
- Nanostructure flowers
Vincent - Scientific culture

Listener Pick of the Week

Basel - The sequester blues

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TWiV 243: Live from ASV at Penn State

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Rebecca Dutch and Christiane Wobus

On this episode of TWiV, which was recorded before a large enthusiastic audience at the annual meeting of the American Society for Virology, Vincent, Rich, and Kathy speak with Rebecca and Christiane about their work on metapneumoviruses and noroviruses.

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Weekly Science Picks

Kathy - Shuffling cards
Vincent
- Dave Bhella - Electron cryomicroscopy
Rich - Seven-year postdoc

Listener Pick of the Week

Judi - Reading for science literacy

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TWiV 242: I want my MMTV

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

The complete TWiV team talks about how two different viruses shape the evolution of an essential housekeeping protein.

Download TWiV 242 (67 MB .mp3, 93 min)

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Weekly Science Picks

Dickson - Mantid images
Kathy -
No email? (phd comics)
Alan -
The turbid plaque
Vincent
- AAM Faq: West Nile Virus
Rich - Science is awesome

Listener Pick of the Week

Luis - Public Health Image Library
Stephen - Hopkins closes graduate science-writing program

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TWiV 241: The ferret looks ill

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Alan, Rich and Kathy review how human placental trophoblasts confer viral resistance via exosome-mediated delivery of microRNAs, and isolation of the first human influenza virus in 1933.

Download TWiV 241 (73 MB .mp3, 101 min)

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Weekly Science Picks

Kathy - Bats use blood to reshape tongue
Alan - 
Science Studio
Vincent - Steel bacteriophage lamp
Rich - Nobel Prize Chemistry 2009 (pdf); By ribosome possessed

Listener Pick of the Week

Joe - Grand challenges in science education (Science)
Mark - Weather Underground

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TWiV 240: Virology in Vermont

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Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Markus Thali and Jason Botten

Vincent travels to the University of Vermont to talk with Markus and Jason about their work on HIV, influenza virus, arenaviruses and hantaviruses.

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