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  1. TWiV #112 - Creating a killer poxvirus2010/12/19
    Vincent, Alan, and Rich review the making of a virulent poxvirus by insertion of the gene encoding IL-4, and severe 2009 H1N1 influenza due to pathogenic immune complexes.
  2. TWiV #111 - Live at Florida Gulf Coast University2010/12/12
    The TWiV crew meets with members of the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District at Florida Gulf Coast University to discuss dengue in Florida and how to control it.
  3. TWiV #110 - CSI virology2010/12/05
    Vincent, Alan, Rich, and Dickson discuss bacteria that can utilize arsenic in place of phosphorus, the passing of Frank Fenner, polio outbreak in The Congo, solving criminal cases of HIV transmission, and classifying viruses by capsid structure.
  4. TWiV #109 - Virologia en México2010/11/28
    Vincent visits Mexico City and speaks with Rosa Maria del Angel and Ana Lorena Gutiérrez about virology in Mexico, and their work on dengue and caliciviruses.
  5. TWiV #108 - Barking up the right Tre2010/11/21
    Vincent, Alan, Rich, and Saul review the evolution of HIV-1 specific recombinases, and down-regulation of a host microRNA by a viral noncoding RNA.
  6. TWiV #107 - Warning - this virus contains email2010/11/14
    Vincent, Dickson, Alan, and Rich answer listener questions about poliovirus, social media, dengue, influenza, evolution, gel filtration, and much more.
  7. TWiV #106 - Making viral DNA II2010/11/06
    Vincent, Dickson, and Rich continue Virology 101 with a second installment of their discussion of how viruses with DNA genomes replicate their genetic information.
  8. TWiV #105 - Finches score again2010/10/31
    Vincent, Dickson, Alan, and Rich review eradication of rinderpest, endogenous hepatitis B virus in the zebra finch genome, and identification of the cell receptor for an extinct retrovirus.
  9. TWiV #104 - The colony-collapse blues2010/10/24
    The entire TWiV family reviews the latest ideas about colony collapse disorder of honeybees, and resurgence of monkeypox in Africa.
  10. TWiV #103 - Shots with LJ Tan2010/10/17
    Vincent and Alan discuss influenza vaccines with LJ Tan of the American Medical Association.
  11. TWiV #102 - Catch me if you can in Munich2010/10/10
    A conversation about the RNA sensor RIG-I, adenovirus gene therapy, a universal influenza vaccine, and rabies virus, recorded in Munich, Germany at the SFB455 symposium ‘Viral offense and immune defense’.
  12. TWiV #101 - Sizing up adenovirus2010/10/03
    Vincent, Alan, Rich, Dickson, and Hamish review the three-dimensional structure of adenovirus, and the role of adenovirus type 36 in obesity.
  13. TWiV #100 - TWiV catches a big fish2010/09/26
    Vincent, Alan, and Rich celebrate the 100th episode of TWiV by talking about viruses with Nobel Laureate David Baltimore.
  14. TWiV #99 - ICAAC Boston 20102010/09/19
    Vincent tours the 50th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) in Boston, speaking with exhibitors and visitors, including Professors Derek Smith, Michael Schmidt, Frederick Hayden, and Myra McClure.
  15. TWiV #98 - Murine musings, electric shirts, and rabid pathologists 2010/09/12
    Vincent, Alan, and Rich review the finding of murine leukemia virus-related sequences in blood of CFS patients, laboratory inventories for wild poliovirus containment, viral batteries for the military, and a case of human rabies.
  16. TWiV #97 - California virology2010/09/05
    During a trip to California, Vincent visited Peter Sarnow and Bert Semler and spoke with them about their work on internal ribosome entry, and the requirement for a cellular microRNA for hepatitis C virus replication.
  17. TWiV #96 - Making viral DNA2010/08/22
    Vincent, Dickson, and Rich continue Virology 101 with a discussion of how viruses with DNA genomes replicate their genetic information.
  18. TWiV #95 - Does a virus shift in the woods?2010/08/15
    Vincent, Dickson, Alan, and Rich consider the end of the influenza H1N1 pandemic, dengue in Florida, vaccinia virus infection in Brazilian monkeys, and viruses in the faecal microbiota.
  19. TWiV #94 - XMRV with Dr. Ila Singh2010/08/08
    Vincent, Alan, and Rich speak with Ila Singh about the new human retrovirus XMRV, and how her laboratory is studying its association with prostate cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome.
  20. TWiV #93 - Our infectious inbox2010/08/01
    Vincent, Alan, and Rich answer listener questions about lab procedures, prokaryotes, endogenous retroviruses, the iPad and teaching, prions, mimivirus, splitting water with viruses, and the polio outbreak in Tajikistan.
  21. TWiV #92 - Live at ASV in Bozeman2010/07/25
    Vincent, Rich, Karla, and Marilyn recorded TWiV at the 29th Annual ASV meeting in Bozeman, where they discussed plant viruses and how they make plants resistant to adverse conditions, and identification of dominant negative drug targets.
  22. TWiV #91 - You're an ERVous wreck2010/07/18
    Vincent, Dickson, Alan, Rich and Welkin discuss the nature, origin, and evolution of endogenous retroviruses (ERVs), and the recent finding of endogenous filovirus genomes in mammals.
  23. TWiV #90 - Guano happens2010/07/11
    Vincent, Alan, Rich and Eric discuss identification of viruses in Northeastern American bats, vaccinia virus infection after sexual contact with a military vaccinee, and identification of a new flavivirus from an Old World bat in Bangladesh.
  24. TWiV #89 - Where do viruses vacation?2010/07/04
    Vincent and Alan review recent findings on the association of the retrovirus XMRV with ME/CFS, reassortment of 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza virus in swine, and where influenza viruses travel in the off-season.
  25. TWiV #88 - A bug fix, an AIDS treatment, and an undead retrovirus2010/06/27
    Vincent, Alan, and Marc discuss using a virus for beetle control, RNA based gene therapy for AIDS, and reconstitution of a endogenous human retrovirus.
  26. TWiV #87 - A PHIREside chat with Professor Graham Hatfull2010/06/20
    Vincent, Alan, and Rich hear from Professor Graham Hatfull how students in the Phage Hunters Integrating Research and Education (PHIRE) program learn about scientific inquiry by doing research on bacteriophages.
  27. TWiV #86 - Dark matter with Dr. Eric Delwart2010/06/13
    Vincent and Rich travel to the Blood Systems Research Institute in San Francisco to speak with Eric Delwart about his work on virus discovery.
  28. TWiV #85 - Hepatitis C virus with Professor Michael Gale2010/06/06
    Vincent and Michael Gale discuss the origin, pathogenesis, prevention, of hepatitis C virus, and how it evades innate immune responses.
  29. TWiV #84 - Gators go viral2010/05/30
    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.
  30. TWiV #83 - An hour with Dr. Kiki2010/05/23
    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.
  31. TWiV #82 - Immunology in silico2010/05/16
    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.
  32. TWiV #81 - Be a virus, see the world2010/05/09
    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.
  33. TWiV #80 - How much X could a woodchuck chuck?2010/05/02
    Vincent, Alan, and Rich speak with Michael Bouchard about hepatitis B virus discovery, replication, and pathogenesis.
  34. TWiV #79 - Red hot chili viruses2010/04/25
    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.
  35. TWiV #78 - Darwin gets weird2010/04/18
    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.
  36. TWiV #77 - Non-nuclear proliferation2010/04/11
    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.
  37. TWiV #76 - XMRV with Professor Stephen Goff2010/04/04
    Vincent speaks with Stephen Goff about the origin of the retrovirus XMRV and its association with prostate cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome.
  38. TWiV #75 - Rabies rampant2010/03/28
    Vincent, Alan, and Matt review contamination of Rotarix with circovirus DNA, antigenic similarity between 1918 and 2009 H1N1 influenza, a collection of rabies reports, and chicken pox mistaken for smallpox in Uganda.
  39. TWiV #74 - Influenza with Professor Adolfo Garcia-Sastre2010/03/21
    Vincent speaks with Adolfo Garcia-Sastre talk about the origin, pathogenesis, and prevention of the 2009 pandemic influenza H1N1 virus.
  40. TWiV #73 - Entering the ends2010/03/14
    Vincent, Dickson, and Rich discuss multipotent progenitor bone marrow cells as a reservoir of HIV-1, integration of HHV-6 into telomeres, and dispersal of West Nile virus across the US by mosquitoes.
  41. TWiV #72 - Bucket of bolts2010/03/07
    This week the TWiV team explains CRISPR/Cas, the immune system of bacteria and archaea, how novel viruses are discovered by deep sequencing of small RNAs, and the relationship between dry weather and outbreaks of West Nile virus infection.
  42. TWiV #71 - Please Mr. Postman2010/02/28
    Vincent, Dickson, Alan, and Rich answer listener questions on maternal infection, viral gene therapy, eyeglasses and flu, filtering prions from blood, rinderpest, Tamiflu, the human microbiome, H1N1 vaccine, tumor viruses, RNA interference, and junk DNA.
  43. TWiV #70 - Hacking aphid behavior2010/02/21
    Vincent, Dickson, and Alan consider a broad spectrum antiviral against enveloped viruses, how a plant virus induces chemical signals in the host to maximize its spread, a new way to preserve viral vaccines at tropical temperatures, and the continuing story of XMRV and chronic fatigue syndrome.
  44. TWiV #69 - They're all safecrackers2010/02/07
    Vincent, Alan, and Rich review recent outbreaks of mumps in the UK, US, and Israel, protection of mice against 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus by 1918-like and classical swine H1N1 vaccines, and a virus-like particle vaccine for chikungunya virus.
  45. TWiV #68 - Ode to a plaque2010/01/31
    Vincent, Alan, and Rich are enthralled by movies of vaccinia virus plaque formation, then consider how repulsion of superinfection virions leads to rapid virus spread, and a therapeutic prostate cancer vaccine.
  46. TWiV #67 - Wasting deer and the Hulk rabbit2010/01/24
    Vincent, Alan, and Marc talk about chronic wasting disease of deer caused by prions, blocking the semen-derived enhancer of HIV infection with surfen, and making green transgenic rabbits using a lentiviral vector.
  47. TWiV #66 - Reverse transcription2010/01/17
    Vincent and Dickson continue virology 101 with a discussion of reverse transcription, the flow of information from RNA to DNA, which occurs in cells infected with retroviruses, hepatitis B virus, cauliflower mosaic virus, foamy viruses, and even in uninfected cells.
  48. TWiV #65 - Matt's bats2010/01/10
    Vincent, Alan, and Matt discuss a project to study the RNA virome of seven Northeastern American bats, failure to detect XMRV in UK chronic fatigue syndrome patients, and DNA of bornavirus, an RNA virus, in mammalian genomes.
  49. TWiV #64 - Ten virology stories of 20092010/01/03
    Vincent, Alan, and Rich discuss ten compelling virology stories of 2009.
  50. TWiV #63 - Melting pot virus2009/12/20
    Vincent, Alan, and Rich talk about US government contract for freeze-dried smallpox vaccine, red squirrels in the UK threatened by poxvirus, and Marseillevirus, another DNA virus from amoebae built for comfort and speed.
  51. TWiV #62 - Persistence of West Nile virus2009/12/13
    Vincent, Dickson, and Alan discuss HIV-1 vaccine failure caused by adenovirus vector, presence of West Nile virus in kidneys for years, adaptation of influenza viral RNA polymerase to human cells, and significance of D225G change in influenza HA.
  52. TWiV #61 - Original antigenic sin2009/12/06
    Vincent and Dick muse about the symbiotic bacterium, Wolbachia, that protects flies from viral infection, the origin of 2009 influenza H1N1 virus, and the lure of original antigenic sin.
  53. TWiV #60 - Making viral RNA2009/11/29
    Vincent and Dick continue Virology 101 with a discussion of how RNA viruses produce mRNA and replicate their genomes.
  54. TWiV #59 - Dog bites virus2009/11/22
    A TWiV panel of five considers the finding of Streptococcus pneumoniae in fatal H1N1 cases in Argentina, hysteria in the Ukraine over pandemic influenza, and human vaccinia infection after contact with a raccoon rabies vaccine bait.
  55. TWiV #58 - Nipah virus in ferrets2009/11/15
    Vincent, Dick, Alan and emergency medicine physician Dr. Joshua Stillman talk about passive antibody therapy for Nipah infection in ferrets, immunization and facemasks to prevent influenza, dengue, and the amazing viral communities in an Antarctic lake.
  56. TWiV #57 - Virology in high school2009/11/08
    Vincent visited Scotch Plains - Fanwood High School and talked about viruses with high school biology students.
  57. TWiV #56 - Perspicuously perspicacious2009/11/01
    Vincent, Dick, Alan, and Cliff answer questions from listeners on swine influenza origins, transmission, virulence, and vaccines, HIV and AIDS, and more.
  58. TWiV #55 - Mice lie, monkeys exaggerate2009/10/25
    The largest TWiV panel ever takes on XMRV and chronic fatigue, chemistry Nobel prizes for ribosome structure, new poxvirus vaccine candidates, brouhaha over leaked Canadian data on flu susceptibility, and transmission of H1N1 influenza to a pet ferret.
  59. TWiV #54 - Professor Lynn Enquist, virology luminary2009/10/18
    Vincent speaks with Lynn Enquist about his career in virology, moving from academia to industry and back. Along the way he did pioneering research on bacteriophage, participated in the birth of recombinant DNA technology, and studied herpesviruses.
  60. TWiV #53 - The ends justify the means2009/10/11
    Vincent, Dick, and Alan talk about Nobel prizes for telomere research, bacteriophages that protect aphids from wasps, salicylates and pandemic influenza mortality, and hand washing.
  61. TWiV #52 - Scott Hammer, MD on AIDS vaccines2009/10/04
    Vincent and Dr. Scott Hammer talk about different types of AIDS vaccines and how they are tested in clinical trials.
  62. TWiV #51 - ALVAC-HIV and AIDSVAX BE2009/09/27
    Vincent, Dick, and Alan (cameo appearance by Rich Condit) review world’s largest Phase III study of an HIV vaccine candidate in Thailand, immunization of salmon against infectious salmon anemia virus, and an outbreak of blueberry shock virus in Michigan.
  63. TWiV #50 - XMRV2009/09/20
    Vincent and Jason review influenza 2009 H1N1 vaccine trials and protection against the virus conferred by the 1976 swine flu vaccine, then move on to a virus called XMRV and its possible role in prostate cancer.
  64. TWiV #49 - Viral genomes2009/09/13
    Vincent and Dick continue Virology 101 with a discussion of the seven different types of viral genomes, and how to use the pathway to mRNA to understand viral replication.
  65. TWiV #48 - Outbreaks near you2009/09/06
    Vincent, Dick, Alan and Rich revisit a vaccinia virus lab accident and viral vaccines produced in plants, then talk about an iPhone app to track infectious diseases, flying foxes, and an inhaled measles vaccine.
  66. TWiV #47 - Vertical vaccine farm2009/08/30
    Vincent and Dick discuss influenza virus-like particle vaccines produced in insect and plant cells, rapid sharing of influenza research, and answer listener questions about cytomegalovirus, viral evolution and symbiosis and much more.
  67. TWiV #46 - Virus entry into cells2009/08/23
    Vincent and Dick continue virology 101 with a discussion of virus entry into cells, then answer reader email on colony collapse disorder and viruses that confer a benefit to their host.
  68. TWiV #45 - Hendra and polio are back2009/08/16
    Vincent, Dick, Alan, and Jennifer 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.
  69. TWiV #44 - No hysteria2009/08/09
    Vincent, Dick, Alan, and Jennifer on Marburg virus in fruit bats, citrus pathogen in shipping site, canine parvovirus, Relenza-resistant influenza virus, new HIV from gorillas, and public engagement on H1N1 immunization program.
  70. TWiV #43 - Virus classification2009/08/02
    Vincent and Dick explain virus classification, and revisit the 1976 swine flu immunization campaign and Guillain-Barré syndrome.
  71. TWiV #42 - Bats and ticks2009/07/24
    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.
  72. TWiV #41 - Fish flu2009/07/19
    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 less prevalence of sin nombre virus with more host species.
  73. TWiV #40 - Tamiflu in the water2009/07/12
    Vincent, Dick, and Alan consider Reston ebolavirus in swine, history of H1N1 influenza virus, Tamiflu-resistant H1N1, Tamiflu in Japanese river waters, H1N1 virus in ferrets, and pneumonia and respiratory failure from H1N1 in Mexico.
  74. TWiV #39 - Virus structure2009/07/05
    Vincent and Dick discuss virus structure and answer listener questions.
  75. TWiV #38 - Measles2009/06/28
    Vincent and Glenn Rall chat about koi herpesvirus, H1N1 influenza vaccine produced in insect cells, attack by a rabid raccoon, and measles.
  76. TWiV #37 - Open access2009/06/21
    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.
  77. TWiV #36 - Pandemic2009/06/15
    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.
  78. TWiV #35 - Much achoo about nothing2009/06/07
    Vincent, Alan, Dick, and Richard Kessin talk about Lujo virus, a new arenavirus, influenza, WHO rewriting pandemic rules, adjuvants, and a brief history of microbiology.
  79. TWiV #34 - Arsenic and facemasks2009/05/31
    Vincent, Alan, and Stephen Morse discuss progressive vaccinia in a smallpox vaccinee, arsenic and influenza in mice, facemasks and flu transmission, and antigenic and genetic analyses of the new H1N1 influenza virus.
  80. TWiV #33 - Live in Philly2009/05/24
    Vincent, Alan, Dick, and Raul Andino live at ASM discussed cytomegalovirus infection and blood pressure, restriction of avian influenza viral replication at low temperature, first isolation of West Nile virus in PA, and current status of influenza.
  81. TWiV #32 - Influenza in silico2009/05/17
    Vincent, Alan, and Raul Rabadan converse about polio survivors in iron lungs, bocavirus, structure of mimivirus, and genome sequence analysis of influenza H1N1 viruses.
  82. TWiV #31 - Fever plus cough or sore throat2009/05/10
    Vincent, Dick, Alan, and Marc Pelletier summarize the past week's influenza H1N1 activity, and discuss parvovirus infection of dogs and humans.
  83. TWiV Special - Dr. Peter Palese2009/05/06
    Vincent and Dr. Peter Palese, noted influenza expert, discuss the origin and pandemic potential of the new H1N1 influenza virus.
  84. TWiV #30 - A/Mexico/4108/2009 (H1N1)2009/05/03
    Vincent, Dick, Alan, and Hamish Young focus on the new H1N1 influenza virus, which originated in swine and is likely to be the next pandemic strain.
  85. TWiV #29 - Swine flu returns2009/04/27
    Vincent, Dick, and Alan talk about insect and human dengue virus host proteins, equine vaccine for WNV and EEEV, return of swine flu to humans, spread of polio in Africa, and listener email.
  86. TWiV #28 - SARS2009/04/19
    Vincent, Dick, Alan, and Eric F. Donaldson discuss a new test for influenza H5N1, poliovirus in Minnesota, Koala retrovirus, batteries made from viruses, and SARS.
  87. TWiV #27 - Leaving latency2009/04/04
    Vincent, Dick, Alan, and Saul Silverstein revisit ebolavirus needlestick accident, and discuss the role of TLR3 in Negri body formation, New England college closed by norovirus gastroenteritis, hand, foot, and mouth disease in China, and exit of herpes simplex virus from latency by synthesis of VP16.
  88. TWiV #26 - Poxviruses2009/03/28
    Vincent, Alan, and Rich Condit converse about MS drug Tysabri, polyomaviruses, and mefloquine, influenza vaccines for next season, and poxviruses.
  89. TWiV #25 - Viral evolution2009/03/22
    Vincent, Alan, and Luis Villarreal talk about rabies in Viet Nam and Angola, needle-stick infections with ebolavirus and West Nile virus, and viral evolution.
  90. TWiV #24 - Viroids2009/03/15
    Vincent, Alan, and Hamish Young discuss bacteriophages in viral vaccines, enteroviruses and diabetes, inhibition of Hendra and Nipah virus replication by the malaria drug chloroquine, and viroids.
  91. TWiV #23 - Extreme virology2009/03/07
    Vincent, Dick, and Alan review a new macaque model for HIV-1 infection, Epstein-Barr virus and multiple sclerosis, accidental release of H5N1 by a vaccine company, resistance of frogs to virus infection, and the biggest and smallest viruses.
  92. TWiV #22 - Viral bioinformatics2009/02/28
    Vincent and Chris Upton converse about hepatitis B in India, ribozyme-based AIDS gene therapy, antibodies that neutralize many influenza virus strains, killing tumors with vaccinia virus, rabbit myxoma virus, and the Viral Bioinformatics Resource Center.
  93. TWiV #21 - Viruses of bacteria2009/02/22
    Vincent, Dick, Alan, and Max Gottesman discuss an unusual wasp-virus symbiosis, influenza transmission and absolute humidity, how mosquitoes survive Dengue virus infection, and viruses of bacteria.
  94. TWiV #20 - Hepatitis C virus2009/02/14
    Vincent, Dick, Alan, and Matt Evans converse about TED, the Wakefield autism controversy, 99 rhinovirus sequences, Marburg in the USA, and hepatitis C virus.
  95. TWiV #19 - Cap-snatching2009/02/07
    Vincent and Alan discuss cap-snatching by the hantavirus N protein and the influenza virus endonuclease, HIV-1 and Ebola virus antagonism of tetherin, and influenza pneumonia.
  96. TWiV #18 - Can a virus make you fat?2009/01/31
    Vincent, Dick, and Alan discuss adenovirus and obesity, new influenza antiviral drugs, VHS virus of fish, and Ebola virus in pigs and pig farmers in the Phillipines.
  97. TWiV #17 - Seminal discoveries in virology2009/01/24
    Vincent, Dick, and Saul talk about discoveries in virology that have had a major impact on the field.
  98. TWiV #16 - Virology in Saanen, HIV origins2009/01/18
    Vincent and Jeremy review the Saanen virology meeting and the implications of a new HIV-1 sequence for the origins of AIDS.
  99. TWiV #15 - Deer mice, Spanish flu, measles, antiviral resistance2009/01/12
    Vincent, Dick, and Alan converse about hantavirus spread by large deer mice, why the 1918 influenza virus replicates in the lower respiratory tract, measles in Europe, and the growing resistance of influenza virus to antivirals.
  100. TWiV #14 - Common cold, H5N1 transmission, HIV denial, Ebola2009/01/04
    Vincent and Alan discuss a viral upper respiratory tract infection, transmission of H5N1 influenza virus, death of an HIV denialist, and the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  101. TWiV #13 - Top 10 virology stories of 20082008/12/28
    Vincent and Alan talk about President-elect Obama's choices for his science advisors, SARS sensationalism, a new enteric picornavirus, and the top 10 virology stories of 2008.
  102. TWiV #12 - Prions, lemur lentiviruses, RS virus vaccine, H5N12008/12/21
    Vincent, Alan, and Angela converse on Kuru, prions in milk, ancient lentiviruses found in the chromosomes of lemurs, a respiratory syncytial virus vaccine failure in the 1960s, and recent outbreaks of H5N1 influenza in chickens.
  103. TWiV #11 - Elite controllers, mosquitoes, and winter vomiting2008/12/12
    Vincent, Alan, and Jeremy discuss why certain AIDS patients, called 'elite controllers', do not develop disease, why mosquitoes infected with Sindbis virus remain healthy, and the continuing outbreaks of norovirus gastroenteritis.
  104. TWiV #10 - Bats, elephants, and AIDS2008/12/04
    Vincent, Dick, and guest Alan Dove chat about reconstruction of a bat SARS-like coronavirus, herpesviruses that are killing elephants in zoos, and a plan to eradicate AIDS in ten years.
  105. TWiV #9 - Fever! The Discovery of Lassa Virus2008/11/21
    Vincent and Dick recall the first outbreak of Lassa fever in 1969.
  106. TWiV #8 - HIV resistance, Google flu, measles in Gibraltar, viral batteries2008/11/14
    Vincent and Dick converse about warfare preventing immunization of 120,000 children in Afghanistan, bone marrow transplant curing AIDS patient, Google tracking flu, measles outbreak in Gibraltar, using viruses to make batteries.
  107. TWiV #7 - Viruses in video games2008/11/07
    How virus infections play prominent roles in notable video games
  108. TWiV #6 - Latest outbreaks2008/10/29
    Vincent and Dick discuss outbreaks of polio, west Nile and eastern equine encephalitis, Hendra, and norovirus
  109. TWiV #5 - Herpesviruses2008/10/23
    Vincent and guest Saul Silverstein on herpes simplex and varicella zoster viruses
  110. TWiV #4 - Rabies2008/10/17
    Vincent and Dickson discuss rabies in humans and animals
  111. TWiV #3 - Dengue2008/10/02
  112. TWiV #2 - Polio is not dead2008/09/26
  113. TWiV #1 - West Nile Virus2008/09/24
This Week in Virology
TWiV is a weekly netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick. Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier, science Professors from Columbia University, deconstruct viruses, how they cause illness, and how you can prevent infections.

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