Pteropus-vampyrusHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dick Despommier, Alan Dove, and Jennifer Drahos

Vincent, Dick, Alan, and Jennifer Drahos tackle the Hendra virus disease outbreak in Australia, AIDS-like disease in wild chimps, return of polio type 2 in Nigeria, the influenza pandemic wave, and rabies in three countries.

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Jennifer Art of Science 2009
Vincent Nobel Intent
Dick Diversity of Life by EO Wilson
Alan MediaWiki (install tips)

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swinefluhysteriaHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dick Despommier, Alan Dove, and Jennifer Drahos

Vincent, Dick, Alan, and Jennifer Drahos consider Marburg virus in Egyptian fruit bats, bacterial citrus pathogen found in shipping facility, canine parvovirus in Michigan, Relenza-resistant influenza virus, new HIV from gorillas, and public engagement on H1N1 immunization program.

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Jennifer Piled Higher and Deeper (PhD Comics)
Vincent Giant Microbes (thanks Stephen!)
Dick Virology in the 21st Century
Alan Annals of the Former World by John McPhee

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baltimore-classificationHosts:Vincent Racaniello and Dick Despommier

Vincent and Dick explain virus classification, and revisit the 1976 swine flu immunization campaign and Guillain-Barré syndrome.

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Dick Five Kingdoms: An Illustrated Guide to the Phyla of Life on Earth by Lynn Margulis and Karlene V. Schwartz
Vincent A Genetic Switch by Mark Ptashne

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hyalommaHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dick DespommierAlan Dove, and Delthia Ricks

Vincent, Dick, Alan, and Delthia Ricks discuss a new influenza virus-like particle vaccine, dog flu, ultrasensitive pen-sized virus detector, imported rabies in the US, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, and next season’s flu vaccines.

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Delthia 100 questions and answers about influenza by Delthia Ricks
Alan Tinychat
Dick
Mythbusters
Vincent Effect Measure

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ISA-lesionsHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dick DespommierAlan Dove, and Rich Condit

Vincent, Dick, Alan and Rich Condit chat about infectious salmon anemia virus, virus-resistant grapevines, virulence of pandemic H1N1 influenza virus, origin of 1918 influenza virus, holy water ban to halt influenza, frequency of human WU and KI polyomavirus infection, rabies in China, and host species of sin nombre virus.

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  • Wal-Mart stops buying Chile salmon on virus outbreak
  • Virus-resistant grapevines
  • Virulence of H1N1 pandemic influenza virus in animal models
  • Did 1918 influenza virus originate in birds or not?
  • Holy water ban to halt swine flu
  • Frequent Human Infection with WU and KI Polyomaviruses
  • Rabies in China
  • Increased Host Species Diversity and Decreased Prevalence of Sin Nombre Virus
  • Fast, cheap PCR for crime scenes (thanks Jim!)

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Alan For Love of Insects by Thomas Eisner
Rich Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes
Dick
Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
Vincent Gallileoscope (thanks Zach!)

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CV6_outside1_immatureHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dick Despommier, and Alan Dove

Vincent, Dick, and Alan consider Reston ebolavirus in swine, historical perspective of H1N1 influenza virus emergence and circulation, Tamiflu-resistant H1N1, Tamiflu in Japanese river waters, transmission of H1N1 virus in ferrets, and pneumonia and respiratory failure from H1N1 in Mexico.

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Alan Coming to Life by Christiane Nusslein-Volhard
Dick
Monsters Inside Me from Discovery Channel
Vincent Microbeworld

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Hosts:Vincent Racaniello and Dick Despommier

Vincent and Dick discuss virus structure and answer listener questions.

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Dick Visual Explanations by Edward R. Tufte
Vincent The Youngest Science by Lewis Thomas

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child-with-measlesHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Glenn Rall

Vincent and Glenn Rall chat about koi herpesvirus, H1N1 influenza vaccine produced in insect cells, attack by a rabid raccoon, and measles.

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Glenn Riddled with Life by Marlene Zuk
Vincent All the Virology on the WWW

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Eric O. Freed

Vincent, Alan, and Eric Freed talk about vesivirus contamination of bioreactors, pandemic influenza, maximizing the effect of vaccination by targeting children, chikungunya virus, and open access scientific journals.

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Alan Forrest Mims (website)
Vincent The Machinery of Life by David S. Goodsell

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Dick Despommier, and Hamish Young

Vincent, Alan, Dick, and Hamish Young discuss the 2009 influenza pandemic, first 2009 H1N1 vaccine, hunting mosquitoes with midges, vaccine-associated polio in India, and adenoviruses.

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Dick The World’s Water by Peter H. Gleick
Hamish Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond; Complications by Atul Gawande
Alan Eurekalert
Vincent Respectful Insolence

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