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This Week in Virology is a netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick. Three virology professors and a science writer explain how viruses work and how they cause disease.
 
Chris Smith is a medical doctor and scientist, employed as a specialist registrar and clinical lecturer in virology at Cambridge University. He is also the founder and driving force behind The Naked Scientist.
 
This Week in Evolution is a podcast on the biology behind what makes us tick.
 
Michael Tomasello, of the Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, discusses his article for the 2013 Annual Review of Psychology, titled "Origins of Human Cooperation and Morality." In this video, he shares footage of chimpanzees and of toddlers collaborating, showing that while cooperation exists among other primates, it is much more developed in our societies, even among very young humans. Children have a stronger se ...
 
What is a virus? How do they cause disease? What can we do to stop them? Find out here, in the podcast from the Medical Research Council (MRC)-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR), brought to you by our staff and students.
 
VisionTo Prevent and Cure Liver DiseaseMissionTo advance and disseminate the science and practice of hepatology, and to promote liver health and quality patient careAASLD is the leading organization of scientists and healthcare professionals committed to preventing and curing liver disease. AASLD was founded in 1950 by a small group of leading liver specialists (including Hans Popper, Leon Schiff, Fred Hoffbauer, Cecil Watson, Jesse Bollman, and Sheila Sherlock, to name a few) to bring toget ...
 
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Season 2 Episode 3: This week we're discussing sepsis, a major complication of infection (from bacteria AND viruses) which can lead to multiple organ failure and death. Following on from the first two episodes in this series, influenza virus in one such infection that can lead to sepsis. The only treatments for sepsis are indirect drugs that ta ...…
 
The TWiV team discuss the use of quantum dots to study uncoating of influenza virus in real time, and induction of endothelial dysfunction by flavivirus NS1 proteins in a tissue-specific manner. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of ...…
 
Dr Chris Smith, fondly known as the 'Naked Scientist', answered a variety of science related questions.
 
Nels and Vincent move back to reproductive isolation - this time, pre-zygotic, in the charismatic orchid bee where the males make chemically distinct perfumes to attract mates of the same species. Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiEVO Olfactory receptor gene under ...…
 
Season 2 Episode 2: Today we are discussing another virus everyone is familiar with, especially now the winter season is here, influenza. But today we are changing tack, and bringing some physics into the mix.Joining us (postdocs Shirin Ashraf and Connor Bamford) is Dr. Nicole Robb, from the University of Oxford. Dr. Robb is a virologist, who l ...…
 
The TWiV crew reveal a unique portal on the calcivirus capsid formed upon receptor engagement, and the regulation of interferon responses in virus-infected cells by methylation of mRNA. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! ...…
 
Dr Chris Smith, fondly known as the 'Naked Scientist', answered a variety of science related questions.
 
Season 2 Episode 1: Today we’re welcoming a very special guest to Contagious Thinking, Prof Yoshihiro Kawaoka, the 2018 Sir Michael Stoker Prize winner.The Stoker prize is an annual lecture awarded to an influential virologist, chosen by everyone who is not a group leader or PI at the CVR. Previous winners include David Baltimore, Beatrice Hahn ...…
 
The TWiVosophers review the Chinese plasma virome revealed by non-invasive prenatal testing, and a new filovirus genome from bats in China. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode ASV 2019 European Congress of ...…
 
Dr Chris Smith, fondly known as the 'Naked Scientist', answered a variety of science related questions.
 
The TWiVers discuss the spread of African swine fever virus and its threat to pig farming, and the zoonotic potential of peste des petits ruminants virus. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Please take the TWi ...…
 
Nels and Vincent look at the intracellular bacteria Legionella from an evolutionary perspective: the role of gene acquisition and reshuffling from plants, animals, fungi, and archaea in the emergence of human pathogens. Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiEVO Over 1 ...…
 
Dr Chris Smith, fondly known as the 'Naked Scientist', answered a variety of science related questions.
 
Interview between Dr. Gil McVean, Dr. Deborah Charlesworth and Dr. Brian Charlesworth.
 
Patrick Moore returns to TWiV to discuss the discovery from the Chang-Moore laboratory of circular RNAs in cells infected with herpesviruses. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler Guest: Patrick Moore Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Plea ...…
 
Dr Chris Smith, fondly known as the 'Naked Scientist', answered a variety of science related questions.
 
Steve Goff returns to TWiV to discuss the work of his laboratory on how retroviral genomes are silenced in infected cells. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler Guest: Steve Goff Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! ? They’ll histone you when you start to transcrib ...…
 
Dr Chris Smith, fondly known as the 'Naked Scientist', answered a variety of science related questions.
 
At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Vincent meets up with one of his virology heroes, Roland R. Rueckert, to talk about his research and his second career as a forest manager. Host: Vincent Racaniello Guest: Roland R. Rueckert Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Video of this ...…
 
In the first episode for 2019, the TWiV team reviews the amazing virology stories of the past year. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Please take the TWiV listener survey ASV 2019 Satellit ...…
 
Dr Chris Smith, fondly known as the 'Naked Scientist', answered a variety of science related questions.
 
The TWiV team summarizes the discovery of Sin Nombre virus, and presents evidence that neurotropic flaviviruses can cause intestinal dysmotility syndromes after systemic infection of mice. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patr ...…
 
Nels and Vincent reveal a highly conserved protein that acts as an evolvability factor, increasing mutation and the ability of bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics. Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiEVO Inhibiting evolution of antibiotic resistance (Mol Cel ...…
 
The TWiV hosts discuss the distribution of prions in the eyes of patients with sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease, and the origins and evolution of RNA viruses. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Please take the T ...…
 
Dr Chris Smith, fondly known as the 'Naked Scientist', answered a variety of science related questions.
 
Vaccine scientist, pediatrician, and autism dad Peter Hotez talks about his new book, Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel's Autism. Host: Vincent Racaniello Guest: Peter Hotez Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Peter Hotez at Baylor College of Medicine Peter Hotez on Twitter Vaccines ...…
 
Michelle Flenniken joins TWiV to talk about honeybees and the work of her laboratory on honeybee viruses. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Guest: Michelle Flenniken Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode MSU Pollinator Health Cent ...…
 
Dr Chris Smith, fondly known as the 'Naked Scientist', answered a variety of science related questions.
 
Raul Andino joins Vincent and Amy to talk about the finding that a cricket paralysis virus protein restricts RNA-based immunity in insects by regulating the activity and stability of the Argonaute protein. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Amy Rosenfeld Guest: Raul Andino Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV ...…
 
At the University of Zürich, Vincent speaks with virologists Cornel Fraefel, Urs Greber, and Silke Stertz about their careers and their work on AAV2, adenovirus entry, and influenza virus. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Cornel Fraefel, Urs Greber, and Silke Stertz Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! ...…
 
The TWiVsters review isolation of a naturally occurring DNA virus from fruit flies, and the cell-type specific function of a small transmembrane protein encoded in an open reading frame upstream of the enterovirus polyprotein. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcast ...…
 
Dr Chris Smith, fondly known as the 'Naked Scientist', answered a variety of science related questions.
 
Team TWiV cover the discovery of another giant virus from 30,000 year old Siberian permafrost, and how viral aggregation accelerates the production of new infectious viruses and increases fitness, demonstrating an Allee effect. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTune ...…
 
The TWiVidae review universal influenza vaccines that are in clinical trials, and discovery of an atypical parvovirus that causes chronic kidney disease in middle aged, immunocompromised laboratory mice. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Pod ...…
 
David Quammen joins Nels and Vincent to talk about his new book, A Tangled Tree, including evolutionary trees, Carl Woese, Lynn Margulis, horizontal gene transfer, and much more. Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Guest: David Quammen Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiEVO David's website David on T ...…
 
Dr Chris Smith, fondly known as the 'Naked Scientist', answered a variety of science related questions.
 
The TWiVomers review a potential role for herpes simplex virus type 1 as a cause of Alzheimer's Disease, including the finding that amyloid-beta acts as an antiviral by enveloping virus particles. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Becom ...…
 
Dr Chris Smith, fondly known as the 'Naked Scientist', answered a variety of science related questions.
 
Vincent travels to Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, PA to speak with Nick and Leslie about their careers and their work on human cytomegalovirus and retroviruses. Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Nicholas Buchkovich and Leslie Parent Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode ...…
 
Dr Chris Smith, fondly known as the 'Naked Scientist', answered a variety of science related questions.
 
Brianne and Vincent tackle two studies that utilize infectious viruses to examine zoonotic potential of Bombali virus, a new ebolavirus from an insectivorous species in Sierra Leone, and a human mumps-like virus from an African flying fox in DRC. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email ...…
 
Dr Chris Smith, fondly known as the 'Naked Scientist', answered a variety of science related questions.
 
Mia joins Nels and Vincent to unravel their finding that the transposons that maintain the ends of chromosomes in Drosophilahave evolved in conflict with the genome. Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Guest: Mia Levine Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiEVO Levine Lab at U Penn Telomere elongation w ...…
 
Lonya and Jeremy take the TWiV team beTWIXt primate immunodeficiency virus proteins Vpx and Vpr and how they counteract transcriptional repression of proviruses by the HUSH complex. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Guests: Leonid Yorkovetskiy and Jeremy Luban Subscribe (free): iTunes ...…
 
Dr Chris Smith, fondly known as the 'Naked Scientist', answered a variety of science related questions.
 
The TWiV team notes the passing of Tom Steitz, an outbreak of acute flaccid myelitis in the US, a continuing Ebola virus outbreak in DRC, respiratory vaccinia due to inhalation of ground up rabbit skin, and how a human papillomavirus capsid protein directs virus-containing endosomes towards the nucleus. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despom ...…
 
Dr Chris Smith, fondly known as the 'Naked Scientist', answered a variety of science related questions.
 
The TWiVumvirate reviews this years crop of Nobel Prizes, and how cells prevent leakage of mitochondrial double-stranded RNA into the cytoplasm, which would otherwise lead to the production of interferon. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a p ...…
 
Dr Chris Smith, fondly known as the 'Naked Scientist', answered a variety of science related questions.
 
From the 13th International Symposium on dsRNA viruses in Belgium, Vincent speaks with Harry Greenberg about his career and his work on rotaviruses, noroviruses, hepatitis B virus, and influenza virus. Host: Vincent Racaniello Guest: Harry Greenberg Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this ep ...…
 
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