This Week in Virology

TWiV is a weekly netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick. Brought to you by four university professors and a science writer.

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      episode 490: Shave ice and giant viruses


      From the TWiV team, human cowpox infection possibly acquired from a pet cat, and a new giant mimivirus of green algae with genes encoding enzymes of fermentation.


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      episode 489: CD4 Hunter


      Vincent visits Sandra Urdaneta-Hartmann at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia to talk about the development of the mobile video game 'CD4 Hunter'.


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      episode 488: Who nose if it will work in humans


      The TWiV team reveals that recent mumps virus outbreaks in the US are due to waning vaccine efficacy, and an intranasally delivered small interfering RNA that controls West Nile infection in the brain.


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      episode 487: Milwaukee viral


      At the Medical College of Wisconsin, Vincent talks with current and former members of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology about their work and their careers.


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      episode 486: Sean Whelan on being haploid


      Sean Whelan returns to TWiV to speak with Vincent about using haploid cell lines to identify genes encoding cell receptors for viruses, including Ebolavirus, Lassa virus, and more.


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      episode 485: Fishing with defective flies


      The TWiV posse considers viral insulin-like peptides encoded in fish genomes, and insect antiviral immunity by production of viral DNA from defective genomes of RNA viruses.


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       2018-03-18  1h25m
       
       

      episode 484: Float like a mimivirus STING like a bat


      The TWiVumvirate discuss the giant Tupanvirus, with the longest tail in the known virosphere, and dampened STING dependent interferon activation in bats.


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       2018-03-11  1h26m
       
       

      episode 483: Every infection is unhappy in its own way


      Vincent and the Virals review undermining of antiviral effectiveness by genital inflammation, and heterogeneity of influenza virus infection in single cells.


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       2018-03-04  1h41m
       
       

      episode 482: Don't EVEome without antibody expressed


      The TWiV Masters discuss serologic evidence of Ebolavirus infection in a population with no outbreaks, and the set of endogenous viral elements in the mosquito genome.


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       2018-02-25  1h37m
       
       

      episode 481: And biles to go before I delete


      The TWiVodrome the intestinal tract as an alternative infection route for MERS coronavirus, and how reduced accumulation of defective viral RNAs might lead to severe influenza.


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       2018-02-18  1h42m