TWiV 213: Not bad for a hobby

December 30, 2012

TWiV Team in BSL4 suitsHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich ConditAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

In their final episode of the year, the TWiV team reviews twelve cool virology stories from 2012.

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Twelve virology stories from 2012:

  1. H5N1 (TWiV 190, 182, 177, 173, 168)
  2. Polymorphisms that control susceptibility (TWiV 175, 180)
  3. New virus receptors (TWiV 166, 210)
  4. XMRV: Last nail in the coffin (TWiV special)
  5. Polio eradication troubles in Pakistan (NY Times one, two, three; virology blog)
  6. Biomedical research crisis (TWiV 208184189194)
  7. Polydnaviruses in parasitoid wasps (TWiV 179)
  8. Carolyn Coyne’s placental barrier story (TWiV 193)
  9. Touring NEIDL (TWiV 200)
  10. Epidemiology (TWiV 169, 178)
  11. A good year for virus hunting (173, 183, 195, 196, 198, 199, 204)
  12. Pox accordion (TWiV 198)

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Rich – Our Mr. Sun (IMDB entry) (wiki)
Alan – PubReader from NCBI announcement and instructions
Kathy – Popular Mechanics 110 picks for the next 110 years
Vincent366 days: Nature’s 10

Listener Pick of the Week

Matt - The flu vaccine controversy

Send your virology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to twiv@twiv.tv

  • http://twitter.com/edrybicki Ed Rybicki

    Best wishes for another year of TWiV!