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This Week in Virology

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Rank #167 in Science category

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This Week in Virology is a netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick. Three virology professors and a science writer explain how viruses work and how they cause disease.

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This Week in Virology is a netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick. Three virology professors and a science writer explain how viruses work and how they cause disease.

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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

601 Ratings
Average Ratings
567
20
6
4
4

Long time fan

By Dilf! The Musical - May 19 2019
Read more
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. Three virology professors and a science writer explain how viruses work and how they cause disease.

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
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Rank #2: TWiV 508: Bioweapon

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Jens returns to present a brief history of bioweapons, with a focus on the program in the Soviet Union, the largest ever undertaken, and his experience working in the decommissioned Soviet bioweapons laboratory known as Vector.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Jens Kuhn

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Jens - Nudibranchs, Beastly Garden, large nidovirus (one, two) Rich - Living inside a canister Dickson - Global rivers and streamsKathy - TWiM 181 Dr. Warhol’s Periodic Table of Microbes Vincent - Twitter Bots and Russian Trolls Amplify Vaccine Debate

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Aug 26 2018
2 hours 7 mins
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Rank #3: TWiV 483: Every infection is unhappy in its own way

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Vincent and the Virals review undermining of antiviral effectiveness by genital inflammation, and heterogeneity of influenza virus infection in single cells.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

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Kathy - Dance Dance Rich - Snopes Alan - Next Generation Science Standards Vincent - TWiEVO 28: Genetics of skin pigmentation in Africa

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Mar 04 2018
1 hour 41 mins
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Rank #4: 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
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #5: 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
1 hour 49 mins
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Rank #6: 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
1 hour 47 mins
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Rank #7: 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
1 hour 48 mins
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Rank #8: TWiV 475: Everything is viral

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In the first episode for 2018, the TWiV team reviews the amazing virology stories of 2017.

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

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Kathy - Voyager recording and book Rich - David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (Maktao) Dickson - Global Croplands Map Alan - The Great Influenza one day at a time Vincent - The Doomsday Machine by Daniel Ellsberg

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Mark - Science Moms and Science of HIV Andy - Ask Me Anything Steve - Critical Attitude in Medicine

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Jan 07 2018
1 hour 50 mins
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Rank #9: 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
2 hours 2 mins
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Rank #10: TWiV 478: A pox on your horse

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The TWiV team explains how infectious horsepox virus - likely the ancestor of smallpox vaccines - was recovered from chemically synthesized DNA fragments.

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

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Kathy - UM EEB photo contest Rich - Dino-Lite digital microscope and digital microscope camera Dickson - Sandford Photography Alan - A list of female virologists Vincent - Virology Lectures 2018

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Andrew - Interferome Neva - The Untreatable by Gavin Francis

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Jan 28 2018
1 hour 41 mins
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Rank #11: TWiV 553: Polio with David Oshinsky

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Vincent speaks with David Oshinsky, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Polio: An American Story, about the history of poliovirus vaccines.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: David Oshinsky

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Jun 23 2019
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #12: TWiV 487: Milwaukee viral

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At the Medical College of Wisconsin, Vincent talks with current and former members of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology about their work and their careers.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Dominique Carter, Sid Grossberg, John Kirby, Scott Terhune, and Vera Terakanova

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Apr 01 2018
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #13: TWiV 559: Nectin connection what's your infection?

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The complete TWiV team give a report on the Ebola virus outbreak in DRC, and reveal that cell surface nectin proteins cause the transfer of cytoplasmic cargo, including measles virus, between cells.

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

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Brianne - DukeMed Distinguished Award: Bill Joklik Alan - Audubon photography awards for 2019 Rich - Joklik paper on vaccinia virus mRNA; Joklik MEM Dickson- Ghost orchid pollination revealed Kathy- Crocheted petri plates Vincent- Documents relating to history of ASV

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Neva - What happens if we engineer a superbug?

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Aug 04 2019
1 hour 47 mins
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Rank #14: TWiV 485: Fishing with defective flies

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The TWiV posse considers viral insulin-like peptides encoded in fish genomes, and insect antiviral immunity by production of viral DNA from defective genomes of RNA viruses.

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

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Kathy - Vegas casinos lost money on physicists Brianne - Astronaut twin's DNA is not 7% different! Dickson - Parasitic Diseases lecture videos Alan - In Season blog by Donna Long Vincent - Buckyball viruses

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Paul - Wine labels (front, back)

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Mar 18 2018
1 hour 25 mins
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Rank #15: TWiV 484: Float like a mimivirus STING like a bat

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The TWiVumvirate discuss the giant Tupanvirus, with the longest tail in the known virosphere, and dampened STING dependent interferon activation in bats.

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

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Kathy - How to read a phylogenetic tree Brianne - No immune overload for vaccines Dickson - Flowchart of viral families Alan - Letters to a Pre-Scientist Vincent - True believers, entrepreneurs, and scammers in alternative medicine and Simply Put: Vaccines Save Lives

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Vinayaka - Code of Ethics for Young Scientists Matt - TWiV 443

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Mar 11 2018
1 hour 26 mins
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Rank #16: 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
1 hour 29 mins
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Rank #17: 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
1 hour 42 mins
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Rank #18: 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
1 hour 45 mins
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Rank #19: TWiV 495: Influenza virus keeps its ion channel 20

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The TWiVerati follow up on the Ebola virus outbreak, virulence of Ebola-Makona, and reveal how a parasitoid is revealed to hyperparasitoids, and binding of influenza virus to a calcium ion channel to mediate influenza virus entry.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

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Alan - National Cryptologic Museum Rich - Science is mostly about staring Dickson - New Zealand gloworms Kathy - Openingof Smithsonian Outbreak; conference advice General ASV Vincent - ICTV online

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May 27 2018
1 hour 51 mins
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Rank #20: TWiV 552: Delta and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat

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Team TWiV reveals DNA polymerases that do not require a primer, and packaging of hepatitis delta virus by the envelope glycoproteins of diverse viruses.

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

Guest: Kiki Warren

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Alan - Seek Rich - Want to See My Genes? Get a Warrant and NIH director will no longer speak on all-male science panels Brianne- Unique scientists Dickson- Vaccines - Calling the Shots Vincent- NY eliminates religious vaccine exemptions and Jessica Biel reveals that she does not understand vaccines Kiki- Converting type A to type O blood

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Jun 16 2019
1 hour 56 mins
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