TWiV 32: Influenza in silico

May 17, 2009

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Raul Rabadan

Vincent, Alan, and Raul Rabadan converse about polio survivors in iron lungs, bocavirus, structure of mimivirus, and genome sequence analysis of influenza H1N1 viruses.

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9 comments on “TWiV 32: Influenza in silico

  1. Phillip SanMiguel May 17, 2009

    This is the 1st of your podcasts I've listened to. Heard about you first on the recent episode of Futures in Biotech.

    Sorry to take you to task in my first comment on your site, but you seemed to be implying that Marc's FIB podcast was the first–or at least a very early science podcast. I can only surmise that you have never heard of _This Week in Science_? See:

    http://www.twis.org/archive.html

    and

    http://www.twis.org/

    Not only doesTWiS pre-date the 2006 first episode of FIB by more than half a decade, but it pre-dates This Week in Tech, episode zero, itself. Episode zero of TWiT is dated Jan, 2004. Whereas TWiS archive go back to the beginning of 2000.

    • No problem – we are always happy to be corrected. This is a great
      feature of the new media – interactivity with the audience. I am aware
      of TWiS. I didn't mean to imply that FIB was the first, but I
      understand it might have sounded that way. So was TWiS the first
      science podcast? Or are you aware of any others?

      • Phillip SanMiguel May 19, 2009

        I am unaware of the any earlier science podcasts. 2000? That is like the early Cambrian epoch of the web.

  2. Jambo May 17, 2009

    Doctor,
    How are you?
    I am a Japanese doctoral student and my major is influenza virus, I like your program very much, but my Englishe is poor, I can't grab all informations from your introduction and discussion, so I want to ask you a question, is there transcript for your episode? just like the program “Futures in Biotech” with transcript.
    Thanks
    Best wishes
    Yours
    Jambo

    • I'm working on having transcripts made for TWiV. We'll make an
      announcement when they are available.

  3. Mira E. Jun 19, 2009

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  4. Mira E. Jun 19, 2009

    The swine flu is here, and it's causing a panic. Granted, the swine flu shouldn't because it's an incredibly mild strain of the normal flu – it isn't a flyweight in comparison. However, it would be worth at least a cash advance to get some health tips on how to avoid the flu, this or any other. The biggest tip is to wash your hands – it can't be overstated, and carrying a bottle of hand sanitizer will do. Many a pandemic could have been avoided with a little hygiene, and maybe a payday loan for some meds. At any rate, don't panic, just practice basic hygiene to avoid the swine flu, and use advance payday loans for your quick cash needs.

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