TWiV 450: Ben tenOever and RNA out

Ben tenOever joins the TWiVoli to discuss the evolution of RNA interference and his lab’s finding that RNAse III nucleases, needed for the maturation of cellular RNAs, are an ancient antiviral RNA recognition platform in all domains of life.

 

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TWiV 449: The sound of non-silencing

The TWiV Council explores the finding that facial appearance affects science communication, and evidence that RNA interference confers antiviral immunity in mammalian cells.

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TWiV 344: Glasgwegians go viral

Episode #344 of the science show This Week in Virology was recorded at the Glasgow Science Festival microTALKS, where Vincent spoke with Ruth, Glen, and Esther about their research on viruses and Hodgkin lymphoma, adenovirus structure and entry into cells, and interactions between arthropod borne viruses and their hosts.

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TWiV 343: The silence of the turnips

On episode #343 of the science show This Week in Virology, the TWiVerinoes discuss the potential for prion spread by plants, global circulation patterns of influenza virus, and the roles of Argonautes and a viral protein in RNA silencing in plants.

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TWiV 265: This year in virology

On episode #265 of the science show This Week in Virology, the TWiV team reviews ten compelling virology stories from 2013.

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TWiV 264: We should do an all-email show some day

On episode #264 of the science show This Week in Virology, the TWiVites read listener questions and comments about public engagement in science, vaccines, RNAi, reprogramming CD8 cells to treat cancer, rabies, and much more.

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TWiV 256: How mice say nodavirus

On episode #256 of the science show This Week in Virology, Vincent, Dickson, Alan, Rich, and Kathy review two papers that present evidence for RNA interference as an antiviral immunity mechanism in mammals.

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TWiV 255: Longhorns go viral

On episode #255 of the science show This Week in Virology, Vincent and Rich visit the University of Texas at Austin and meet up with Bob and Chris to talk about their work on influenza virus and microRNAs.

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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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Rich – Google’s self-driving car (story one and two)
DicksonWild Russia and Wild China TV series
Vincent – Baculovirus molecular biology by George Rohrmann (free)

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JimLee Cronin: Making matter come alive (TED)

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TWiV 116: Cocaine, colonies, and chickens

hive and feeding bottlesHosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Rich Condit

On episode #116 of the podcast This Week in Virology, Vincent, Dickson, Alan, and Rich review an adenovirus-based vaccine strategy against drug addiction, a field trial of RNAi to prevent Israeli acute paralysis virus infection in honeybees, and suppression of avian influenza transmission in transgenic chickens.

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Dickson – Brian Deer’s investigation of the Wakefield and MMR vaccine
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Photographic periodic table of the elements
Alan – Year of the bat (site one and site two)
Vincent – EteRNA (NY Times article)

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