TWiV 351: The dengue code

On episode #351 of the science show This Week in Virology, the Masters of the ScienTWIVic Universe discuss a novel poxvirus isolate from an immunosuppressed patient, H1N1 and the gain-of-function debate, and attenuation of dengue virus by recoding the genome.

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TWiV 329: Pox in the balance

On episode #329 of the science show This Week in Virology, the TWiV team reviews identification of immune biomarkers in CFS/ME patients, and how a cell nuclease controls the innate immune response to vaccinia virus infection.

You can find TWiV #329 at www.microbe.tv/twiv.

TWiV 244: Back in the CVVR

Episode #244 of the science show This Week in Virology was recorded before an audience at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where Vincent and Alan spoke with Dan and Jeff about AIDS vaccines.

You can find TWiV #244 at www.microbe.tv/twiv.

TWiV 235: Live in Edmonton, eh?

Episode #235 of the science show This Week in Virology was recorded before an audience at the 2nd Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology Symposium at the University of Alberta, where they spoke with Dave, Stan, and Lorne about their work on poxvirus vaccines and recombination, an enveloped picornavirus, antivirals against hepatitis B and C viruses, and supporting virology research in Alberta.

You can find TWiV #235 at www.microbe.tv/twiv.

TWiV 234: Live in Denver

Episode #234 of the science show This Week in Virology was recorded before an audience at the 2013 General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in Denver, Colorado. Vincent and Kathy spoke with Nels Elde and Tom Shenk about their work on the evolution of virus-host conflict and how viruses influence the cell metabolome.

You can find TWiV #234 at www.microbe.tv/twiv.

TWiV 213: Not bad for a hobby

On the final episode of the year of the science show This Week in Virology, the TWiV team reviews twelve cool virology stories from 2012.

You can find TWiV #213 at www.microbe.tv/twiv.

TWiV 203: Mark Challberg, a cold room kind of guy

On episode #203 of the science show This Week in Virology, Vincent and Rich meet up with Mark Challberg to talk about his scientific career studying viral DNA replication, and his transition to an NIH Program Officer.

You can find TWiV #203 at www.microbe.tv/twiv.

TWiV 198: Pox has got a squeeze-box, seals are gonna sneeze all night

On episode #198 of the science show This Week in Virology, Vincent, Alan, Rich, and Kathy review fatal avian influenza virus in harbor seals, and poxvirus deployment of genomic accordions to counter antiviral defenses.

There once was a virus named pox
Whose genome contained a squeeze-box
When placed under pressure
It expanded its measure
Overcoming the new cellular blocks

You can find TWiV #198 at www.microbe.tv/twiv.

TWiV 181: ORFan poxviruses and nIRFing prions

On episode #181 of the science show This Week in Virology, Vincent, Rich, and Kathy discuss Cotia virus, a new poxvirus, Orf virus infections associated with handling goats and lamb, and the innate immune response to prions.

You can find TWiV #181 at www.microbe.tv/twiv.

TWiV 156: Armed and targeted killer meta-analysis

jx-594Hosts: Vincent RacanielloRich Condit, and Dickson Despommier

Vincent, Rich, and Dickson review a meta-analysis on influenza vaccine, a killer virus in fungi that selects against RNAi, and the use of armed and targeted poxviruses for oncolytic virotherapy.

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