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 477: Raiders of the lost Arc


      The TWiVodrome explains how a gag-like protein from a retrotransposon forms virus-like particles that carry mRNA  within vesicles across the synapse.


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      episode 476: In ACOD1 we trust


      Nels joins the TWiV team to talk about his work on genomic accordions in vaccinia virus, hepatitis B virus in a 439 year old mummy, and viral induction of energy synthesis by a long noncoding RNA.


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      episode 475: Everything is viral


      In the first episode for 2018, the TWiV team reviews the amazing virology stories of 2017.


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      episode 474: Call me fish meal


      The TWiVanguardians take on Bodo saltans virus, a leviathan which infects an abundant flagellated eukaryote in Earth's waters.


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      episode 473: Assessing a risk and infecting you twice


      The Fellowship of the Virus discuss enhancement of dengue disease in humans: the contribution of antibody concentration and increased binding to Fc receptors.


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      Ray Ortega in the podcaster's studio


      Vincent speaks with professional podcast producer Ray Ortega about his career and the power of the podcast.


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       2017-12-20

      episode 472: The riddle of the skinks


      The TWiV team reveal the origin of the poxvirus membrane, and how a retrovirus drove the development of the placenta of a lizard. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Become...


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       2017-12-17

      episode 471: Songs of innocence and experience


      The TWiVerinos discuss restriction of dengue virus vaccine by Sanofi, and data which suggest that Dengvaxia causes enhanced disease in previously uninfected recipients.


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       2017-12-10

      episode 470: Just a passing phage


      The TWiV ninjas reveal that bacteriophage particles rapidly move across monolayers of eukaryotic cells from different tissues. 


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       2017-12-03

      episode 469: Mycovirus stuffed potatoes


      The TWiV hosts discuss a plant virus that infects a fungus, and whether you need to work insane hours to succeed in science.


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      1h48m
       2017-11-26