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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 330: A swinging gate

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

The TWiVers explain how a protein platform assists the hepatitis C virus RNA polymerase to begin the task of making viral genomes.

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Timestamps by Jennifer. Thank you!

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Vincent - New program for early-career scientists

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TWiV 329: Pox in the balance

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

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.

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TWiV 328: Lariat tricks in 3D

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

The TWiVocateurs discuss how the RNA polymerase of enteroviruses binds a component of the splicing machinery and inhibits mRNA processing.

 

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TWiV 327: Does a gorilla shift in the woods?

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

The eTWiVicators review evidence that the HIV-1 group O epidemic began with a single cross-species transmission of virus from western lowland gorillas.

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TWiV 326: Giving HIV a flat tyr

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit

The sternutating TWiVers discuss preventing infection of cells and animals by a soluble CD4-CCR5 molecule that binds to HIV-1 virus particles.

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TWiV 325: Wildcats go viral

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Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Rollie Clem and Lorena Passarelli

Vincent visits the 'Little Apple' and speaks with Rollie and Lorena about their work on mosquito-born viruses and baculoviruses.

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