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This Week in Virology

Vincent Racaniello

New York, NY

Description: TWiV is a weekly netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick. Hosted by Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Alan Dove, Kathy Spindler, Dickson Despommier.

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TWiV 315: Must be something in the water

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Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Alan, Rich and Kathy association of a virus with sea star melting disease, and the finding of a phycodnavirus in the oropharynx of humans with altered cognitive functions.

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TWiV 314: Einstein goes viral

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Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Kartik Chandran, Ganjam Kalpana, and Margaret Kielian

Vincent travels to Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he speaks with Kartik, Ganjam, and Margaret about their work on Ebolavirus entry, a tumor suppressor that binds...

TWiV 313: With viruses like these, who needs enemas?

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit

Vincent, Alan, and Rich discuss how norovirus, an enteric virus, can replace the functions of the gut microbiome.

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Ebola virus update (WHO)...

TWiV 312: She sells B cells

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVbolans discuss the finding that human noroviruses, major causes of gastroenteritis, can for the first time be propagated in B cell cultures, with the help of...

TWiV 311: Bulldogs go viral

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Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Zhen Fu and Biao He

Vincent visits the University of Georgia where he speaks with Zhen Fu and Biao He about their work on rabies virus and paramyxoviruses.

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TWiV 310: From bacteriophage to retroviruses with Ann Skalka

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Glenn Rall

Guest: Ann Skalka

Vincent and Glenn meet up with Ann and talk about her long and productive career in virology, from biochemistry to bacteriophage lambda to retroviruses.

 

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