Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Eric Delwart

Vincent and Rich travel to the Blood Systems Research Institute in San Francisco to speak with Eric Delwart about his work on virus discovery.

This episode is sponsored by Data Robotics Inc.

Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV #86 (59 MB .mp3, 81 minutes)

Subscribe (free): iTunesRSSemail

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Rich – Google Crisis Response – Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Vincent
HHMI resources for teachers and students (thanks, Jim!)
EricVaccine by Arthur Allen

Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Michael Gale

Vincent and Michael Gale discuss the origin, pathogenesis, prevention, of hepatitis C virus, and how it evades innate immune responses.

This episode is sponsored by Data Robotics Inc.

Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV #85 (40 MB .mp3, 56 minutes)

Subscribe (free): iTunesRSSemail

Links for this episode:

  • The Gale Laboratory at the University of Washington
  • Incredible view from the Gale laboratory (jpg)
  • Evasion and disruption of innate immune signalling by hepatitis C and West Nile viruses (review)
  • New potent HCV inhibitor
  • HCV virion and genome structures at ViralZone
  • Episode transcript (pdf)

Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Dave Bloom, and Grant McFadden

Vincent and Rich spoke with Dave Bloom and Grant McFadden about their work on herpesviruses and poxviruses in this episode recorded before an audience at the University of Florida, Gainesville – home of the Gators.

This episode is sponsored by Data Robotics Inc.

Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV #84 (71 MB .mp3, 99 minutes)

Subscribe (free): iTunesRSSemail

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Rich Charles F. Littlewood photographs
Vincent
Not so humble pie (thanks, Sophie!)
GrantThe Strangest Man by Graham Farmelo
David –  Is Parkinson’s Disease a prion disorder?

Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan DoveRich Condit, and Kirsten Sanford

Vincent, Alan, Rich, and special guest Dr. Kirsten Sanford talk about her career in science media, then consider whether smallpox eradication led to the AIDS pandemic, high fidelity RNA synthesis, and a new Ebola virus vaccine.

This episode is sponsored by Data Robotics Inc.

Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV #83 (66 MB .mp3, 91 minutes)

Subscribe (free): iTunesRSSemail

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

AlanEvernote
Rich The Knife Man by Wendy Moore
Vincent
The Pump Handle

Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit

Vincent and Rich talk about how thymic selection of T cells might lead to better control of HIV-1 infection, and a mouse model for severe antibody-induced dengue virus disease.

This episode is sponsored by Data Robotics Inc.

Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV #82 (59 MB .mp3, 82 minutes)

Subscribe (free): iTunesRSSemail

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Rich The Mold in Dr. Florey’s Coat: The Story of the Penicillin Miracle by Eric Lax
Vincent Proteopedia (thanks, Erik!)

Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit

Vincent and Rich answer listener questions on viruses and gluten allergy, RNA silencing, influenza virus, herpes simplex virus, HIV/AIDS, chronic fatigue syndrome, manicure salons, and the koala tea of Marseilles.

This episode is sponsored by Data Robotics Inc.

Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV #81 (68 MB .mp3, 94 minutes)

Subscribe (free): iTunesRSSemail

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Rich Google Chrome browser ‘speed test‘ (and how it was made)
Vincent Inside the Outbreaks by Mark Pendergrast

Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Michael Bouchard

Vincent, Alan, and Rich speak with Michael Bouchard about hepatitis B virus discovery, replication, and pathogenesis.

This episode is sponsored by Data Robotics Inc.

Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV #80 (58 MB .mp3, 80 minutes)

Subscribe (free): iTunesRSSemail

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Rich PBS Frontline: The Vaccine War
Alan
Readability
Vincent Starswarm by Jerry Pournelle

Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Alan Dove

Vincent and Alan converse about making published science accessible to everyone, global eradication of poliomyelitis, and whether a plant virus can cause disease in humans.

This episode is sponsored by Data Robotics Inc.

Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV #79 (51 MB .mp3, 71 minutes)

Subscribe (free): iTunesRSSemail

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Alan Data.gov
Vincent foldit

Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv.

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

Vincent, Alan, Dickson, and Rich talk about treating arthritis with a tanapox virus protein, Darwinian evolution of prions in cell culture, and the connection between cold weather fronts and outbreaks of avian H5N1 influenza in Europe.

This episode is sponsored by Data Robotics Inc.

Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV #78 (53 MB .mp3, 73 minutes)

Subscribe (free): iTunesRSSemail

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Dickson Medical News Today: Infectious Diseases and Eaarth by Bill McKibben
Rich U can with Beakman and Jax by Jok Church

Alan UnderwaterTimes
Vincent The Reef Tank

Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit

Vincent, Alan, and Rich revisit circovirus contamination of Rotarix, then discuss poxvirus-like replication of mimivirus in the cell cytoplasm, and whether seasonal influenza immunization increases the risk of infection with the 2009 H1N1 pandemic virus.

This episode is sponsored by Data Robotics Inc.

Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV #77 (60 MB .mp3, 83 minutes)

Subscribe (free): iTunesRSSemail

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Rich The Way We Work by David Macaulay
Alan DimDim
Vincent Polio: An American Story by David Oshinsky

Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv.