TWiV 183: Bats out of hell

May 13, 2012

paramyxoviridaeHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Alan Dove, Dickson Despommier, and Connor Bamford

Connor joins the TWiV team to discuss bats as hosts for major mammalian paramyxoviruses.

Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV 183 (66 MB .mp3, 92 minutes).

Subscribe to TWiV (free) in iTunes , at the Zune Marketplace, by the RSS feed, by email, or listen on your mobile device with the Microbeworld app.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Connor – Microbiology Twitter journal club
Alan –
Where the Wild Types Are (YouTube)
Rich – May 14th: Smallpox vaccination day
Dickson – Searching for pore-fection (Science)

Listener Pick of the Week

Stephen – Every Major’s Terrible (xkcd)

Send your virology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to, or call them in to 908-312-0760. You can also post articles that you would like us to discuss at and tag them with twiv.

  • Apoptosis

    a video of  Every Major’s Terrible –

  • Matt

    First, for Alan, there is plenty of work being done in Yeast that is not development, from cell biology, biochemistry, cell cycle research, drug discovery, biofilm formation, etc.  

    And secondly, nice tag line at the end Connor!

  • Connor Bamford

    Thanks Matt :)