TWiV 318: Last year in virology

January 4, 2015

Ebola virus cookieHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiV gang reviews ten fascinating, compelling, and riveting virology stories from 2014.

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Ten virology stories of 2014

  • Ebola virus outbreak (TWiV 314, 309, 308, 307, 306, 305, 304, 303, 302, 298, 297, 283)
  • Directional uncoating of rhinovirus RNA (TWiV 267)
  • Pandemic pathogen controversy (TWiV 287)
  • Viral evolution (TWiV 275)
  • Borna virus inhibition by endogenous DNA (TWiV 303)
  • MERS-CoV in dromedary camels (TWiV special, TWiV 287)
  • Oncolytic measles virus (TWiV 298)
  • Amazing norovirus findings (TWiV 312 and 313)
  • Toxin delivery to aphids (TWiV 272)
  • The Salk Legacy (TWiV 281)

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

Alan – Mystery photos from CERN
Rich – Adam E. Cohen: Bringing bioelectricity to light
Kathy – Wired’s top microbe stories of 2014
DicksonMouse joke
Vincent – The Science of Epidemics (Time Inc Special)

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Neva Sir Bacteriophage
SagiAn unboring polio documentary

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