TWiV 166: Breaking and entering

npc1 ebolaHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierRich Condit, and Alan Dove

Vincent, Dickson, Rich, and Alan review cell proteins essential for entry of hepatitis C, Ebola, and measles viruses.

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Weekly Science Picks

Dickson – What are you swimming with?
Rich –
Twelve monkeys
AlanKindle Touch
Vincent – Microbe news (thanks to Dave Winer)

Listener Pick of the Week

EricThe Nature of Things with David Suzuki
LanceTrials and Errors (Wired)

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Popularização da ciência através de podcast

luizaFor those who do not read Portuguese, the title of this post is “Popularization of science through podcast”. During my visit to Brazil last month, I was interviewed by a Ph.D. student, Luiza Montenegro Mendonça, from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Luiza is taking a course on scientific divulgation, and students are required to produce a podcast each week which is published on the course website. Luiza’s brief (~5 min) conversation with me can be found on the ICB (Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas) website, and it’s available in both English and Portuguese. If you read Portuguese, you should also check out the home page of the ICB website.

Luiza is very interested in teaching the public about science, but does not feel that podcasting is right for her. Instead, she plans to write a science blog in Portuguese. When her blog launches we will be sure to note it here.

TWiV 154 transcript

Thanks to TWiV listener Janet for transcribing episode #154, ‘Symbiotic safecrackers’. A pdf file of the transcript can be found on the post for that episode. A list of the episode transcripts is also available.

TWiV transcripts are all listener-generated, for which we are extremely grateful. If you would like to transcribe an episode, please let me know at twiv@microbe.tv, to avoid duplication of effort. We will provide a TWiV coffee mug as a token of our gratitude.

TWiV and TWiM live at ICAAC in Chicago

twiv icaac 2011The Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) is the annual infectious diseases meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. This year the meeting will take place in Chicago, Illinois, and both This Week and Virology and This Week in Microbiology will be broadcast live from the meeting.  TWiV will air on Saturday, September 17, at 2:00 PM CDT, and TWiM will air on Monday, September 19, at 11:15 AM CDT, at McCormick Place in room W-470B.

Meeting attendees are welcome to attend and watch live TWiV and TWiM and submit comments and questions during the show. The podcasts will be broadcast live and archived online at UStream.tv, at MicrobeWorld, and virology blog. During the live broadcasts a chat room will be available for listeners to submit questions.

Here are the participants for ICAAC TWiV and TWiM:

Saturday, 17 September, 2:00 pm CDT – This Week in Virology with Vincent Racaniello and friends

  • Trine Tsouderos, Health/Medical Writer, Chicago Tribune
  • Mark Pallansch, Ph.D., Chief of the Enterovirus Section in the National Center for Infectious Diseases at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control

Monday, 19 September, 11:15 am CDT – This Week in Microbiology with Vincent Racaniello and friends

TWiV 144: HIV gets the (zinc) finger

zinc finger nucleaseHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Alan Dove

Vincent, Rich, and Alan discuss live blogging of scientific meetings, the current outbreak of Hendra virus is Australia, and using zinc finger nucleases to make HIV-resistant CD4 cells.

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan – Bugscope
Rich –
Vaccine adverse events: Causal or coincidental? (Lancet)
Vincent – West Nile Story by Dickson Despommier (Kindle edition)

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TWiP 28: Medical entomology with Robert W. Gwadz

anopheles gambiaeHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

On episode #28 of the podcast This Week in Parasitism, Vincent and Dickson discuss medical entomology with Robert W. Gwadz, Assistant Chief of the Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research at NIAID.

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Omega tau podcast – viruses, bacteria, and other parasites

omega tau podcastAfter a listener made the Omega tau podcast his pick of the week on TWiV129, I sent a note to the show’s author, Marcus Völter. He responded by inviting me on his program. I brought Dickson Despommier with me and we recorded a wide-ranging conversation on viruses, bacteria, and parasites. It is very basic, so if you have ever felt that TWiV, TWiP, or TWiM are too advanced, you might like this episode.

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Omega tau is a podcast covering interesting topics in science and engineering, co-hosted by Marcus Völter and Nora Ludewig.

TWiP 25: Wuchereria bancrofti

wuchereria microfilariaHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

On episode #25 of the podcast This Week in Parasitism, Vincent and Dickson review Wuchereria bancrofti, the nematode that causes lymphatic filariasis, also known as elephantiasis.

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TWiV 129: We’ve got mail

rich unwindsHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Dickson Despommier, and Rich Condit

Vincent, Alan, Dickson and Rich answer listener questions about XMRV, yellow fever vaccine, virus-like particles, West Nile virus, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and human endogenous retroviruses, multiplicity of infection, and how to make a poxvirus.

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Weekly Science Picks

Rich – Polyxeni Potter and EID covers
Dickson – American Museum of Natural History
Alan –
Moon Trees (EurekAlert! article)
Vincent – Infection Landscapes

Listener Picks of the Week

Didier  – The Vaccines (MySpace)
/Sven-Urban –
The Science of Discworld by Terry Pratchett
GarrenOmega Tau podcast

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TWiM 4: Cantaloupes and Salmonella gastroenteritis

cantaloupe recallHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Margaret McFall-Ngai, Cliff Mintz, and Michael Schmidt.

On episode #4 of the podcast This Week in Microbiology, Vincent, Cliff, Margaret, and Michael review foodborne bacterial illness in the context of outbreaks associated with cantaloupes and Lebanon bologna.

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