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This Week in Virology is a netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick.

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This Week in Virology is a netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick.

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By Dilf! The Musical - May 19 2019
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I’ve been listening on and off for years. I have literally no idea what these people are talking about at all. Their voices relax me. Vince talking about boring ish in a jersey accent gives me ASMR. Each episode is so long. It’s perfect for sleepy time relaxation. I hope this podcast takes off, it’s a real hidden gem. It’s actually not that boring I was being funny. Keep em coming guys eventually some info will make it thru my thick skull lol ❤️❤️❤️🦠 🦠 🦠

Great podcast

By Drgghvohovuicvivi - Dec 22 2016
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You should do one for molecular biology

iTunes Ratings

605 Ratings
Average Ratings
571
20
6
4
4

Long time fan

By Dilf! The Musical - May 19 2019
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I’ve been listening on and off for years. I have literally no idea what these people are talking about at all. Their voices relax me. Vince talking about boring ish in a jersey accent gives me ASMR. Each episode is so long. It’s perfect for sleepy time relaxation. I hope this podcast takes off, it’s a real hidden gem. It’s actually not that boring I was being funny. Keep em coming guys eventually some info will make it thru my thick skull lol ❤️❤️❤️🦠 🦠 🦠

Great podcast

By Drgghvohovuicvivi - Dec 22 2016
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You should do one for molecular biology
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This Week in Virology

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This Week in Virology is a netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick.

Rank #1: TWiV Special: Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel's Autism

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Vaccine scientist, pediatrician, and autism dad Peter Hotez talks about his new book, Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel's Autism.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Peter Hotez

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Dec 19 2018

19mins

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Rank #2: TWiV 567: Outbreaks and a breakout

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The TWiV team covers outbreaks of eastern equine encephalitis virus in the US and poliovirus in the Philippines, and explain how a chemokine induced by HIV-1 infection helps release more virus particles from cells.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker

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Brianne - History of infectious disease before/after vaccines Alan - NIH Ham Radio Club Rich - Renewable jet fuel from air Dickson - Newly Discovered Comet Is Likely Interstellar Visitor Kathy - How professors spend their time Vincent - Non-polio enterovirus surveillance network

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Alexey - Periodic Table Podcasts and Videos

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Sep 29 2019

1hr 51mins

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Rank #3: TWiV 490: Shave ice and giant viruses

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From the TWiV team, human cowpox infection possibly acquired from a pet cat, and a new giant mimivirus of green algae with genes encoding enzymes of fermentation.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

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Kathy- Landscapes that look like another world (but they are from Spain) Rich - Brighton Collaboration; Viral Vector Vaccines Safety Working Group (V3SWG)(Chen & DeStefano: Vaccine adverse events: causal or coincidental?) Dickson- Clouds of Jupiter and EBNA2 and autoimmunity Vincent - More than one-third of graduate students report being depressed (original article)

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Apr 22 2018

1hr 36mins

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Rank #4: TWiV 492: CRISPR diagnostics

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The Masters of the TWiXome review the development of sensitive, portable, and field-based viral diagnostics using the CRISPR-Cas system.

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

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Alan - Decline of local newspapers leaves epidemiologists blind Kathy- Journal oversight, mental health research Rich- The Big Sort: An Insider's Tour of a Recycling Plant Dickson- When Science Meets Art Vincent - A Crack in Creationby Doudna and Sternberg

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Tom- Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day

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May 06 2018

1hr 49mins

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Rank #5: TWiV 496: Vaccines work, whether or not you believe in them

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Vincent and Rich recorded this episode at Vaccines in the 21st Century, a meeting held at the University of California, Irvine, where they spoke with Stacy Schultz-Cherry, Douglas Diekema, and Andrew Noymer about vaccine facts and fiction.

Hosts: Vincent Racanielloand Rich Condit

Guests: Stacey Schultz-Cherry, Douglas Diekema, and Andrew Noymer

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Jun 03 2018

1hr 15mins

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Rank #6: TWiV 507: The fusion of form and function

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The TWiV team discuss the biology of Ebola viruses, and how localization of the membrane proteins of vaccinia virus drive function: the fusion machinery sits at the tips of virions, and binding proteins are at the sides.

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

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Alan - Puzzled Escape Games Rich - An Extremely Detailed Map of the 2016 Election Dickson - Parker Solar ProbeKathy - Ancient earth globe and connected Dinosaur database Brianne - STEMM education should get HACD Vincent - Free tuition for all NYU medical students

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Heather- GoFarm blog

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Aug 19 2018

1hr 58mins

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Rank #7: TWiV 505: Rosebola

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The TWiV hosts review persistence of Ebola virus after the end of the Liberian outbreak, and the potential role of two herpesviruses in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease.

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

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Alan - Impossible Burger Rich - SpaceX Just Sent Algae to the ISS, Here's How It'll Power Deep Space Missions Dickson - Art and Science Intersection (Art Science Museum) Brianne - Why it is not a 'failure' to leave academia Kathy- 2003 video history of nuclear explosions 1945 - 1998 Vincent - Revisionist History Episode 8 and Episode 9

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Mark- TWIV bingo (png)

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Aug 05 2018

2hr 2mins

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Rank #8: TWiV 540: Wascally wiruses

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The TWiVstars reveal the diversity of herpes simplex virus type 2 in a neonatal population, and parallel adaptation of rabbits in three countries to myxoma virus.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich ConditAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

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Alan- The Quarters Rich- Brian May - New Horizons (Ultima Thule Mix) [Official Music Video] Dickson- How rats became an inescapable part of city living Kathy- Principal Component Analysis (short longer) and Educational Material about Influenza Viruses Vincent - Why “chickenpox parties” are a terrible idea—in case it’s not obvious

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Mar 24 2019

1hr 48mins

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Rank #9: TWiV 510: Retroviruses at Cold Spring Harbor

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Vincent and Dickson travel to the 44th Retrovirus meeting at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, where they speak with John Coffin, Stephen Hughes, Ya-Chi Ho, and Matt Takata about the meeting and their work on HIV-1.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Guests: John Coffin, Stephen Hughes, Ya-Chi Ho, and Matt Takata

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Sep 09 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #10: TWiV 543: Stoned and senile

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The TWiV team discusses Medusavirus, isolated from a hot spring in Japan, and induction of neurodegeneration by recurrent herpes simplex virus 1 infection of mice.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker

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Brianne - How to Take a Picture of a Black Hole Alan- Jupiter Marbleimage Rich - NASA Commercial Crew Program; How SpaceX and Boeing will get Astronauts to the ISS; Everyday Astronaut Dickson- Sky-High Stunners Kathy- Arts at Michigan photo winnersand UM Microscopy Core image contest winners Vincent - NYC declares emergency over measles outbreak, mandates vaccinations and EMDataResource

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Martin- Sydney Brenner passes

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Apr 14 2019

1hr 48mins

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Rank #11: TWiV 544: Immunogaga

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The TWiV team reveals the repertoire of anti-viral antibodies in newborn humans, and a complement protein that binds the adenovirus capsid and prevents release of the viral DNA.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker

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Brianne - Doctors use HIV in gene therapy to fix 'bubble boy' disease Rich - I Want What My Male Colleague Has Kathy- Preventing airborne disease (video and primary article) Vincent - The Mueller Report

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Steve- Vaccine Mythbusting Cyprian- Ten simple rules towards healthier research labs

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Apr 21 2019

1hr 47mins

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Rank #12: TWiV 517: Just in time for Halloween

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Brianne and Vincent tackle two studies that utilize infectious viruses to examine zoonotic potential of Bombali virus, a new ebolavirus from an insectivorous species in Sierra Leone, and a human mumps-like virus from an African flying fox in DRC.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Brianne Barker

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Brianne - Ed Yong on AFM Vincent - Goggles Optional podcast (especially #243)

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Oct 28 2018

1hr 19mins

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Rank #13: TWiV 494: Ebola Makona is the opposite of hakuna matata

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Vincent, Kathy, and Alan review the ongoing outbreak of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the finding that mutations identified in the 2015 West African epidemic do not alter pathogenesis in animals.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

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Alan - Happy 35th birthday, PCR Kathy- Everything can be a speaker Vincent - Ocean rise due to rocks(debunked); Gates advises Trump on viruses

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Noah- David Baltimore on iBiology

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May 20 2018

1hr 12mins

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Rank #14: TWiV 501: Outbreak

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Vincent visits the Smithsonian Institution and speaks with Sabrina Sholts, Jon Epstein, and Ed Niles about the exhibit Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Sabrina Sholts, Jon Epstein, and Ed Niles

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Jul 08 2018

1hr 29mins

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Rank #15: TWiV 515: When virus is in retrograde

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The TWiV team notes the passing of Tom Steitz, an outbreak of acute flaccid myelitis in the US, a continuing Ebola virus outbreak in DRC, respiratory vaccinia due to inhalation of ground up rabbit skin, and how a human papillomavirus capsid protein directs virus-containing endosomes towards the nucleus.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker

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Brianne - Germ City-Microbes and the Metropolis Museum Exhibition Alan- Nikon 2018 Small World in Motion competition Kathy- Ion Torrent Sequencing (video) Dickson- 2018 Nobel Prizes Economics Kathy- Ocean-centric map Vincent - Intelligence Matters Podcast: Anthony Fauci on threats from epidemics

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Gonsalo - Cells at Work (Manga, Anime)

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Oct 14 2018

1hr 38mins

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Rank #16: TWiV 560: CEIRS, influenza and company

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From the meeting of the Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance, Vincent speaks with Alan, Florian and Jennifer about their careers, the purpose of CEIRS, universal influenza vaccines, and cellular responses to infection in pediatric populations.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Alan Embry, Florian Krammer, and Jennifer Nayak

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Aug 11 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #17: TWiV 550: Covering up the shiny parts

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TWiV explains the use of a neuronal cell line to study herpes simplex virus latency and reactivation, and a strategy for creating vaccines that induce antibodies against specific epitopes.

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

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Alan - Quabbin Reservoir Rich - Katherine Swan Ginsburg Humanism in Medicine Program; The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Brianne- UPitt Measles Simulator Dickson- James Webb Space Telescope Vincent- Nobel Prizes and Life Sciences by Erling Norrby

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Jun 02 2019

1hr 45mins

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Rank #18: TWiV 511: Accessory found guilty in DC

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Ned Landau joins the TWiV team to discuss restriction of HIV replication by SAMHD1, and a viral antagonist that can be used to produce a dendritic cell vaccine.

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

Guest: Ned Landau

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Brianne- Online Immunology Course Alan- Bacteria Builder Rich- 2018 Ig Nobel Prizes Dickson- Between Fear and Hope Ned - HUSH silencing of transposons Vincent - Paywall publishing ban (Schlitz statement); Curry on DORA

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Steve- Paywall: Business of Scholarship and Biohazard Islam- Peer review Twitter post

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Sep 16 2018

1hr 48mins

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Rank #19: TWiV 538: An Iowa caucus of viruses

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TWiV travels to the University of Iowa to speak with Wendy Maury and Stanley Perlman about their research on Ebolavirus entry and coronavirus pathogenesis.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Wendy Mauryand Stanley Perlman

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Mar 10 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #20: TWiV 530: Quiet please!

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Steve Goff returns to TWiV to discuss the work of his laboratory on how retroviral genomes are silenced in infected cells.

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

Guest: Steve Goff

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🎼 They’ll histone you when you start to transcribe, And they’ll histone you just for tryin’ to get by, So be careful when you uncoat your genome, ‘Cause everybody must histone.

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Alan - The Tangled Tree by David Quammen Dickson- Ammonia could power the globe Kathy- Portmanteaux and A.Word.A.Day Vincent - Curioscity Steve- Alice and Bob Meet the Wall of Fire

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Chaim- Tony Fauci on getting your flu vaccine (mp3)

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Jan 13 2019

1hr 42mins

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