TWiV 165: The email zone

T4 tatooHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierRich Condit, and Alan Dove

Vincent, Dickson, Rich, and Alan answer listener questions about XMRV, cytomegalovirus, latency, shingles vaccine, myxomavirus and rabbits, and more.

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Rich –
America’s Science Decline
AlanOut of context science
Vincent – The Scientist Top 10 Innovations 2011

Listener Pick of the Week

Jim – Christoph Adami: Finding life we can’t imagine (TED)
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Mary – Natural Obsessions by Natalie Angier
Jimmy –
Science Exchange

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TWiV 134: Meet Ralph, your cruise director

norovirusHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Stephanie Karst

Vincent, Rich, Alan, and Dickson review noroviruses with Stephanie Karst, PhD.

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Weekly Science Picks

Stephanie – Effectors of the type I interferon response (Nature)
Dickson – Receptor for Ebola virus (PNAS)
Rich
A History of Vaccines
Alan – The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Vincent – ASM Live 2011 webcast

Listener Pick of the Week

Sophie  – TED talk app for iPad and iPhone

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TWiV #27: Leaving latency

twiv_aa_2001On episode #27 of the podcast “This Week in Virology”, Vincent, Dick, Alan, and Saul Silverstein revisit an ebolavirus needlestick accident, and discuss the role of TLR3 in formation of Negri bodies, a New England college closed by norovirus gastroenteritis, hand, foot, and mouth disease outbreak in China, and the exit of herpes simplex virus from latency by synthesis of VP16.

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TWiV #11 – Elite controllers, mosquitoes, and winter vomiting

This Week in Virology #11 has been posted at www.microbe.tv/twiv.

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In this episode,  Vincent, Alan, and guest Jeremy Luban discuss why certain AIDS patients, called ‘elite controllers’ or ‘long-term non-progressors’, do not develop disease, why mosquitoes infected with Sindbis virus remain healthy, and the continuing outbreaks of norovirus gastroenteritis.