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This Week in Virology

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.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 02:21

Drs. TWiV go to Washington - TWiV 438

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On the eve of the March for Science, the TWiV team gathers at ASM Headquarters in Washington, DC with guests Stefano Bertuzzi and Susan Sharp to talk about the state of science communication.

Monday, 17 April 2017 08:38

Kathy's new spindle virus - TWiV 437

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TWiV reveals new giant viruses that argue against a fourth domain of life, and discovery of viruses in the oceanic basement.

At Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Vincent speaks with Susan, Colin, and Gary about the work of their laboratories on parvoviruses, influenza viruses, and coronaviruses that infect dogs, cats, horses and other mammals.

TWiV discusses the blood virome of 8,420 humans, and thoroughly geek out on a paper about the number of parental viruses in a plaque.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 17:49

Live long and pupate - TWiV 434

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The discovery of a new negative stranded RNA virus of wasps that regulates longevity and sex ratio of its parasitoid host.

Monday, 20 March 2017 09:19

Poops viruses and worms - TWiV 433

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TWiV explores the evolution of our fecal virome, and the antiviral RNA interference response in the nematode C. elegans.

TWiV discusses Zika virus seroprevalence in wild monkeys, Zika virus mRNA vaccines, and a gamete fusion protein inherited from viruses.

Monday, 06 March 2017 09:10

Niemann-Pick of the weak - TWiV 431

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TWiV reveals bacteriophage genes that control eukaryotic reproduction, and the biochemical basis for increased Ebolavirus glycoprotein activity during the recent outbreak.

Monday, 27 February 2017 09:07

The persistence of herpesvirus - TWiV 430

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TWiV discusses sexual transmission of Zika virus in mice, and how immune escape enables herpes simplex virus escape from latency.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 08:31

Zika Experimental Science Team - TWiV 429

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Vincent Racaniello meets with members of team ZEST at the University of Wisconsin Madison to discuss their macaque model for Zika virus pathogenesis.

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