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Vincent Racaniello
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On this week's episode of This Week in Virology, we talk about viruses in Hodgkin lymphoma, arthropod defenses against viruses, and adenovirus cell entry. Recorded at microTALKS at the University of Glasgow.
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I've finishing building the new Wall of Polio in my office. Stop by and have your photo taken in front of it.
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On this week's episode of the science show This Week in Virology, we talk about how prion diseases might be spread by plants, patterns of global influenza virus circulation, and the RNA-based virus defense systems of plants involving proteins called Argonautes.
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+Vincent Racaniello  I have at least one pronunciation for "Pyat" to help you and Alan/Dick settle the dispute. See my friend +Olga Reznikova  new video
https://youtu.be/JaPWrQI70xU  on speaking Ukrainian  and look closely at the 32 second  mark for the word  pyat' .  It's not a name but it could help you win on a technicality. :) 
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On the latest episode of the science show This Week in Microbiology, we talk about tularemia. The name of the show, Lawn mower disease, comes from the fact that if you run over an infected rabbit while cutting grass, you could get sick. Listen as Katy Bosio, from the NIH in Montana, talks about her work on F. tularensis.
Katy Bosio talks about her research on pathogenesis, immunity, and vaccines of Franciscella tularensis, the causative agent of tularemia.
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If I ran over a rabbit with my lawnmower I might get sick in more than one way...
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On the latest episode of the science show This Week in Parasitism, we explain how drugs that are used to treat erectile dysfunction (Viagra, Cialis) might be employed to block malaria transmission. We also provide a new case study for your solving.
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel review how Viagra might be used to block transmission of Plasmodium falciparum, and introduce a new case study.
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So far, the first half I have heard today is great!
It's too bad you guys are such rank-amateurs (major joke here...you guys are amazing with your knowledge of these real-time cases)!  It's a steep learning-curve for me to keep up with you, but it's worth it!
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Here is a fascinating story in which resistance to the prion disease kuru appears to have been selected during the epidemic in the Fore people of New Guinea. A single amino acid change in the prion protein confers protection against all types of prion diseases.
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On the latest episode of the science show This Week in Parasitism, we solve last week's case study (infection with Ascaris lumbricoides - the photo shows all the worms collected from a single village in one day), and present a new case study (now described on the webpage for this episode, so you don't have to listen to participate). We also discuss a paper showing how shortages of guinea pig food can enhance transmission of the agent of Chagas disease in Peru.
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel discuss how fluctuation in the price of guinea pig food could help transmission of the agent of Chagas disease, and present a new case study for your consumption.
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A virology tenure-track faculty position is available at the University of Toledo. Check out the link to see the qualifications needed.
Virology Tenure-track Faculty Position. The Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences (on the Health Science Campus) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to study basic viral biology, ...
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Chronic wasting disease is a prion disease of cervids. It is considered to be a threat to human health, because prions excreted by infected animals could contaminate pastures, leading to infection of cows, and entering of prions into the food chain. In this study the authors show that prions can bind to plants, enter plant tissues, and be transmitted to animals. Thus contamination of crops with prions might also be a threat to human health.
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On this week's episode of the science show This Week in Virology, we talk about a virus that reproduces at 80 degrees C and ph 3.0, the long term consequences of Ebolavirus infection, and a method for revealing your viral past - all the infections you've had.
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It's not over when it's over. The lucky survivors of Ebolavirus infection can have various health problems up to two years after infection, according to a new study.
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On this week's episode of the science show This Week in Virology, I travel to Glasgow to hear stories from three people who have worked on the Ebolavirus outbreak in west Africa. My guests include an infectious disease physician who treated an infected patient in Glasgow, a PhD student who went to Sierra Leone to work in an Ebola Treatment Center, and an epidemiologist who has made predictions about the course of the outbreak.
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  • Columbia University
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  • MIT
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Columbia University, NY
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Paterson, NJ - Scotch Plains, NJ - Ithaca, NY - New York, NY - Boston, MA - Upper Saddle River, NJ
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Professor, virus guru, science podcaster and blogger
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I'm Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University in New York. I run a research lab where we study poliovirus, rhinovirus, and other RNA viruses. I also love teaching about viruses - check out virology.ws, twiv.tv, or iTunes University for some of my offerings. I want to be the world's virology professor.
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Produced first infectious DNA clone of an animal virus
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  • Cornell University
  • Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
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January 2
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