This week in virology, parasitism, and microbiology

In the past five days we released three science shows on the TWi* network.

On This Week in Microbiology (TWiM) episode #52, Vincent and Michael meet up with Ellen Jo Baron to talk about working in a clinical microbiology laboratory.

On This Week in Parasitism (TWiP) episode #52, Vincent and Dickson review the life cycle and pathogenesis of the giant kidney worm, Dioctophyme renale.

On This Week in Virology (TWiV) episode #224, Vincent, Alan, Kathy, and Dickson discuss identification of a cell receptor for the coronavirus-EMC, and the role of interferon-epsilon in protecting the female reproductive tract.

Thanks for listening.

TWiV 223: EEEV and the serpent

On episode #223 of the science show This Week in Virology, Vincent, Alan, and Kathy discuss new influenza virus NA inhibitors, detection of EEEV antibody and RNA in snakes, and replication of the coronavirus EMC in human airway epithelial cells.

You can find TWiV #223 at