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TWiV is a weekly netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick. Professors Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler and science writer Alan Dove and guests deconstruct viruses, how they cause illness, and dissect the latest research.

This Week in Virology Vincent Racaniello

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    • 4.8 • 2K Ratings

TWiV is a weekly netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick. Professors Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler and science writer Alan Dove and guests deconstruct viruses, how they cause illness, and dissect the latest research.

    Europic 2024 in Jyväskylä, Finland

    Europic 2024 in Jyväskylä, Finland

    Vincent travels to Europic 2024 in Jyväskylä, Finland to speak with Tapani Hovi and Caroline Tapparel about their careers and their research on enteroviruses and elimination of poliomyelitis. Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Tapani Hovi and Caroline Tapparel Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Survival of influenza virus on banknotes (Appl Environ Micro) Variant EV-A71 in immunosuppressed patient (Cell Rep) Rhinoviruses and respiratory enteroviruses (Viruses) Isolation of poliovirus in mouse cells producing Pvr (J Clin Micro) Outbreak of paralytic poliomyelitis in Finland (Lancet) Role of environmental poliovirus surveillance in global polio eradication (Epi Infect) Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv Content in this podcast should not be construed as medical advice.

    • 59 min
    Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

    Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

    In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin discusses expanded use of the RSV vaccine by GSK, how the youngest member of the MicrobeTV family was hospitalized with RSV, why we are seeing more RSV infections than before the pandemic and how administration of monoclonal antibody therapy does not prevent infection but disease, before reviewing the weekly US COVID update, how SARS-CoV-2 affects neurodevelopment of the fetus and probability of preeclampsia, if giving Paxlovid prevents long COVID, and FDA recommends switching from the XBB.1.5 variant to JN.1 for fall COVID-19 vaccine formulations. Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Young “Immune” co-host with RSV (YouTube) RSV on Immune (MicrobeTV) More children hospitalized with RSV after pandemic than before (Pediatrics) France supports Nirsevimab for RSV (Influenza and other respiratory viruses) Protects against disease not infection Nirsevimab (CIDRAP) TWiV tells it likes it is: protects against disease NOT infection (TWiV 695) RSV vaccine access expanded 50-59 (CIDRAP) GSK RSV vaccine expanded use for high risk 50-year olds (GSK) COVID-19 deaths COVID-19 national trend Neurodevelopmental delay in children whose mothers exposed to SARS-CoV-2 (Scientific Reports) Preeclampsia associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection (Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine) Effectiveness of nirmatelvir/ritonavir in children and adolescents (Nat Comm) JN.1 for fall COVID-19 boosters (FDA) COVID-19 vaccine booster switch (CIDRAP) EUA for pemgarda (FDA) Infusion centers near you! (pemgarda.com) CDC quarantine guidelines (CDC) Early phase of SARS-CoV-2 infection (COVID.gov) NIH COVID-19 treatment guidelines (NIH) Infectious Disease Society guidelines for treatment and management (IDSociety) Drug interaction checker (University of Liverpool) Molnupiravir safety and efficiacy (JMV) Convalescent plasma recommendations for immunocompromised (ID Society) Updated respiratory virus guidelines (CDC) What to do when your healthcare provider is infected with SARS-CoV-2 (CDC) Managing healthcare staff shortages (CDC) Steroids, dexamethasone at the right time (OFID) Anticoagulation guidelines (hematology.org) Long COVID evidence based review TWiV shout out (TWiV 1088) Nirmatrelvir-ritonavir prevents long COVID-19? (JAMA Medicine) Contribute to our Floating Doctors fundraiser Letters read on TWiV 1122 Dr. Griffin’s COVID treatment summary (pdf) Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your questions for Dr. Griffin to daniel@microbe.tv

    • 41 min
    How the pandemic began in Nature, in 5 key points

    How the pandemic began in Nature, in 5 key points

    TWiV rebuts a recent opinion piece which falsely claims that the COVID-19 pandemic began in a lab (it began in Nature). This material has been extracted from TWiV 1121. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, Brianne Barker, and Jolene Ramsey Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord Server SARS-CoV-2 origin discussions previously on TWiV: TWiV 1019: Eddie Holmes on SARS-CoV-2 origins TWiV 1017: From Nature, not a lab TWiV 995: Viral origin stories TWiV 940: Eddie Holmes in on viral origins TWiV 876: Spillover market with Michael Worobey TWiV 762: SARS-CoV-2 origins with Robert Garry TWiV 760: SARS-CoV-2 origins with Peter Daszak, Thea Kølsen Fischer, Marion Koopmans TWiV 774: Kristian Andersen, Robert Garry, and the deleted SARS-CoV-2 sequences Why the Pandemic Probably Started in a Lab, in 5 Key Points (NY Times) Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv Content in this podcast should not be construed as medical advice.

    • 55 min
    SARS-CoV2 still didn't come from a lab

    SARS-CoV2 still didn't come from a lab

    TWiV rebuts a recent opinion piece which falsely claims that the COVID-19 pandemic began in a lab (it began in Nature), followed by a discussion of Paride bacteriophage, which has the unsual property of being able to kill dormant, antibiotic-tolerant cells by direct lytic replication. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, Brianne Barker, and Jolene Ramsey Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord Server 2024 International HBV Meeting Register for ASV Annual Meeting SARS-CoV-2 origin discussions previously on TWiV: TWiV 1019: Eddie Holmes on SARS-CoV-2 origins TWiV 1017: From Nature, not a lab TWiV 995: Viral origin stories TWiV 940: Eddie Holmes in on viral origins TWiV 876: Spillover market with Michael Worobey TWiV 762: SARS-CoV-2 origins with Robert Garry TWiV 760: SARS-CoV-2 origins with Peter Daszak, Thea Kølsen Fischer, Marion Koopmans TWiV 774: Kristian Andersen, Robert Garry, and the deleted SARS-CoV-2 sequences Why the Pandemic Probably Started in a Lab, in 5 Key Points (NY Times) Phage Paride kills dormant, antibiotic-tolerant cells of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Nat Comm) Interview with Enea Maffei (Spotify) Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Weekly Picks Brianne – How to build a nuclear warning for 10,000 years’ time Rich – Doctor My Eyes | Jackson Browne Alan – WHO Health for All Film Festival winners Jolene – El enemigo de mi enemigo es mi amigo Vincent – A Population Dotmap of New York City and Race and Ethnicity in New York City Listener Picks David – The greatest clock (and map) ever made Peter – The Mouse as a Microscope Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

    Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

    In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin reports the third case of influenza H5N1 infection in a human, this time with respiratory symptoms, an H5 avian influenza virus wastewater dashboard, FDA approves Moderna’s mRNA vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus, vaccine advisors to FDA recommend switching from the XBB.1.5 variant to JN.1 for fall COVID-19 vaccine formulations, weekly US COVID update, a controlled human exhaled breath aerosol experimental study on the relative efficacy of masks and respirators as source control for viral aerosol shedding from people infected with SARS-CoV-2, systematic review of early use of oral antiviral drugs and the risk of post COVID-19 syndrome, long-COVID autonomic syndrome in working age and work ability impairment, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 5.3% of Americans currently have long COVID, and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine presented a report with  a number of conclusions about long-COVID diagnosis, symptoms, and impact on daily function. Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode More cattle and dairy workers infected with highly pathogenic H5N1 in Michigan (CDC Newsroom) Not eye but respiratory human H5N1 in Michigan (CIDRAP) Emory and Stanford’sH5N1 dashboard (Emory and Stanford) FDA approval for MRESVIA(FDA) Moderna RSV vaccine for the elderly (CIDRAP) Moderna announces approval of MRESVIA (moderna) FDA VRBPAC meeting for fall COVID boosters (FDA) JN.1 variant for fall booster (CIDRAP) COVID-19 national trend (CDC) COVID-19 deaths (CDC) Masks and respirators for source control from viral aerosol shedding (Lancet) Spring vaccine advice (CIDRAP) Older adult spring booster available (CDC) Advisory committee for immunization practices slides (CDC) EUA for pemgarda (FDA) Where to get pemgarda (Pemgarda) CDC Quarantine guidelines (CDC) Early phase of SARs-CoV-2 infection (COVID.gov) NIH COVID-19 treatment guidelines (NIH) Infectious Disease Society guidelines for treatment and management (ID Society) Drug interaction checker (University of Liverpool) Molnupiravir safety and efficacy (JMV) Convalescent plasma recommendations for immunocompromised (IDSociety) Updated respiratory virus guidances (CDC) What to do when your healthcare provider is infected with SARS-CoV-2 (CDC) Managing healthcare staffing shortages (CDC) Steroids, dexamethasone at the right time (OFID) Anticoagulation guidelines (hematology.org) Early use of oral antiviral drugs and risk of long COVID (Journal of Infection) Early antiviral use associates with low risk of long COVID (CIDRAP) Long-COVID autonomic syndrome impairment (Scientific reports) Autonomic nervous assessment tool (hATTR) Do you know percentage of population with long COVID? (CDC National Center for Health Statistics) How many symptoms are there to long COVID? (CIDRAP) Long-term health effects of long COVID (National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine) Long COVID evidence based review TWiV shout out Contribute to our Floating Doctors fundraiser Letters read on TWiV 1120 Dr. Griffin’s COVID treatment summary (pdf) Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your questions for Dr. Griffin to daniel@microbe.tv

    • 31 min
    Gene editing latent herpes

    Gene editing latent herpes

    TWiV reviews viral shedding and antibody responses of men with acute monkeypox virus infection, and gene editing for latent herpes simplex virus infection reduces viral load and shedding. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Angela Mingarelli Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord Server MicrobeTV store at Cafepress 2024 International HBV Meeting Michelson Prizes: Next Generation Grants Register for ASV Annual Meeting Monkeypox virus shedding (Nat Commun) Gene editing of herpes simplex virus (Nat Commun) Letters read on TWiV 1119 Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Weekly Picks Angela – Unconventional Sex Let Anglerfish Conquer the Deep Ocean Kathy – Doonesbury from 5-26-24. And Publish or Perish game Rich – Sky: Giant Sunspot Region 3664 and Resulting Auroras APOD video Vincent – Mysterious sea urchin plague is spreading through the world’s oceans Listener Pick Abdulaziz – Biomedical Scientist Answers Pseudoscience Questions Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv Content in this podcast should not be construed as medical advice.

    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

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2K Ratings

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ShawnCycle ,

Excellent episode on KATALYST for Ops Leaders

I really liked a recent episode that described Katie’s KATALYST framework for Transformational leadership. It describes 8 competencies that Operational Excellence and other Transformational leaders should aspire to get better at. Many of these I found myself agreeing with during the episode and realized that I have focused on them without crystallizing them as Katies has done. I can see using this frame work to improve myself and as a coaching mechanism for my team and leaders that I coach. Clearly I might be biased since Katie also referred to our upcoming episode together, but I really liked this episode with that reference not with standing. I’m looking forward to how Katie connects and explores this topic in future episodes. If you’re newly looking into this podcast, I would highly recommend it to anyone trying to get better as a leader.

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These guys are so condescending. They also cling to group think. There is a strong current of refusal to consider possible ideas and theories other than their own.

ivankakushner ,

Always fun

Especially when Dickson is on the show. All his spontaneous comments, chuckles…

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