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TWiV 181: ORFan poxviruses and nIRFing prions

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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 181: ORFan poxviruses and nIRFing prions

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Hosts: Vincent RacanielloRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Rich, and Kathy discuss Cotia virus, a new poxvirus, Orf virus infections associated with handling goats and lamb, and the innate immune response to prions.

Links for this episode: Weekly Science Picks

Kathy - Astronomy Picture of the Day (especially this and this)
Rich - Tom Lehrer Element Song (YouTube)
Vincent - Albert B. Sabin Archives

Listener Pick of the Week

Mark - Netter's Infectious Diseases by Elaine C. Jong and Dennis L. Stevens
Richard - Germs, Genes & Civilization by David P. Clark

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