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This Week in Virology Podcast

This Week in Virology Podcast

The netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick

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This Week in Virology (TWiV) is a podcast - or netcast, as some prefer to call them, since you don’t need an iPod to listen - about viruses. It is hosted by Vincent Racaniello and Dick Despommier, two science Professors at Columbia University Medical Center. Their goal is to have an informal yet informative conversation about viruses which would be accessible to everyone, no matter what their science background. We wanted to eventually bring other virologists into the conversation, to make it more varied and interesting. Alan Dove, a science writer, joined us late in the year and we’ve had a few guests. Our goal for 2009 is to bring even more guests to TWiV.


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TWiV 315: Must be something in the water

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sat, Dec 13, 2014


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Alan, Rich and Kathy association of a virus with sea star melting disease, and the finding of a phycodnavirus in the oropharynx of humans with altered cognitive functions.

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - ReelLife Science 2014 Winners
Rich - The Martian by Andy Weir
Kathy - Dance Your Ph.D. Winner
Vincent - Time Person of the Year 2014 - The Ebola Fighters

Listener Pick of the Week

Ricardo - MiniPCR
Eli - Let's outsmart Ebola together AND The Ebola virus explained

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TWiV 314: Einstein goes viral

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Dec 07, 2014


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Kartik ChandranGanjam Kalpana, and Margaret Kielian

Vincent travels to Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he speaks with Kartik, Ganjam, and Margaret about their work on Ebolavirus entry, a tumor suppressor that binds the HIV-1 integrase, and the entry of togaviruses and flaviviruses into cells.

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TWiV 313: With viruses like these, who needs enemas?

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Nov 30, 2014


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Rich Condit

Vincent, Alan, and Rich discuss how norovirus, an enteric virus, can replace the functions of the gut microbiome.

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Retrocomputing
Rich - Where is Rosetta?
Vincent - Antares rocket explosion

Listener Pick of the Week

Simon - Relatively Prime
Mark - Giant Microbes

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TWiV 312: She sells B cells

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Nov 23, 2014


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVbolans discuss the finding that human noroviruses, major causes of gastroenteritis, can for the first time be propagated in B cell cultures, with the help of enteric bacteria.

This episode of TWiV is brought to you by the Department of Microbiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Composed of over 20 virology labs, all centralized in one building in the heart of New York City, this department is a perfect fit for anyone with an interest in pursuing virus research. The Department is presently looking to recruit any prospective graduate students to apply to our program by the December 1st deadline. Interested postdocs are also encouraged to contact faculty of interest. For more information about the Department, please visit www.mssm.edu/MIC.

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - How Ebola airlifts work
Kathy - Fred Murphy's Foundations of Virology
Rich - Pendulum wave
Dickson - Young Dipterists
Vincent - Microbes After Hours: Ebola and TWiV iPhone 6 case

Listener Pick of the Week

Alane - Health Map
Todd - Formaldehyde in vaccines

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TWiV 311: Bulldogs go viral

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Nov 16, 2014


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Zhen Fu and Biao He

Vincent visits the University of Georgia where he speaks with Zhen Fu and Biao He about their work on rabies virus and paramyxoviruses.

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TWiV 310: From bacteriophage to retroviruses with Ann Skalka

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Nov 09, 2014


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Glenn Rall

Guest: Ann Skalka

Vincent and Glenn meet up with Ann and talk about her long and productive career in virology, from biochemistry to bacteriophage lambda to retroviruses.

 

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TWiV 309: Ebola email

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Nov 02, 2014


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVocytes answer questions about Ebola virus, including mode of transmission, quarantine, incubation period, immunity, and much more.

This episode of TWiV is brought to you by the Department of Microbiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Composed of over 20 virology labs, all centralized in one building in the heart of New York City, this department is a perfect fit for anyone with an interest in pursuing virus research. The Department is presently looking to recruit any prospective graduate students to apply to our program by the December 1st deadline. Interested postdocs are also encouraged to contact faculty of interest. For more information about the Department, please visit www.mssm.edu/MIC.

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - CDC Influenza activity weekly maps
Kathy - Going Deep with David Rees
Rich - Virology Special Issue: Giant Viruses
Dickson - Nikon Small World Winners
Vincent - TWiM #90 and Republicans are not scientists

Listener Pick of the Week

Paul - Tricks and Tools of Great Scientists
Yegor - Hardcore History
Amanda - Vaccine ingredientsAnti-vaxers damageMinds of anti-vaxers

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TWiV 308: The Running Mad Professor

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sat, Oct 25, 2014


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Tom Solomon

Tom talks with Vincent about viral central nervous system infections of global importance, Ebola virus, and running the fastest marathon dressed as a doctor.

 

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TWiV 307: Ebola aetiology

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Oct 19, 2014


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Tara C. Smith

Tara Smith joins the TWiEBOVsters to discuss the Ebola virus outbreak in west Africa, spread of the disease to and within the US, transmission of the virus, and much more.

 

This episode of TWiV is brought to you by the Department of Microbiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Composed of over 20 virology labs, all centralized in one building in the heart of New York City, this department is a perfect fit for anyone with an interest in pursuing virus research. The Department is presently looking to recruit any prospective graduate students to apply to our program by the December 1st deadline. Interested postdocs are also encouraged to contact faculty of interest. For more information about the Department, please visit www.mssm.edu/MIC.

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Fall foliage map
Kathy - Interviews with Peter Piot (onetwo) and autobiography
Vincent - 
The Ebola connection

Listener Pick of the Week

Brooke - N.B. Designs on Etsy
Victor - SMBC

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TWiV 306: This Week in Ebolavirus

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Oct 12, 2014


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

The Grand Masters of the TWiV discuss Ebola virus transmission, air travel from West Africa, Ebola virus infectivity on surfaces, the Dallas Ebola virus patient, and Ebola virus in dogs.

This episode of TWiV is brought to you by the Department of Microbiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Composed of over 20 virology labs, all centralized in one building in the heart of New York City, this department is a perfect fit for anyone with an interest in pursuing virus research. The Department is presently looking to recruit any prospective graduate students to apply to our program by the December 1st deadline. Interested postdocs are also encouraged to contact faculty of interest. For more information about the Department, please visit www.mssm.edu/MIC.

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
Kathy - Seeing the Invisible
Vincent - 
2014 Scientific American Science in Action Award winner

Listener Pick of the Week

Mauricio - Investigating a mystery disease
Heather - Diversity Journal Club
Johnye - Flu Attack!

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TWiV 305: Rhymes with shinola

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Oct 05, 2014


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Alan, and Kathy continue their coverage of the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, with a discussion of case fatality ratio, reproductive index, a conspiracy theory, and spread of the virus to the United States.

This episode of TWiV is brought to you by the Department of Microbiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Composed of over 20 virology labs, all centralized in one building in the heart of New York City, this department is a perfect fit for anyone with an interest in pursuing virus research. The Department is presently looking to recruit any prospective graduate students to apply to our program by the December 1st deadline. Interested postdocs are also encouraged to contact faculty of interest. For more information about the Department, please visit www.mssm.edu/MIC.

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Under the knife, episode 1
Kathy - UCSC Ebola genome portal
Vincent - 
Annual Review of Virology, volume 1

Listener Pick of the Week

Alan - H5N1
Peter - Vomiting Larry
Dara - I just can't wait for my vaccine!

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TWiV 304: Given X, solve for EBOV

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Sep 28, 2014


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Jeff Shaman

The TWiV team consults an epidemiologist to forecast the future scope of the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa. 

This episode of TWiV is brought to you by the Department of Microbiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Composed of over 20 virology labs, all centralized in one building in the heart of New York City, this department is a perfect fit for anyone with an interest in pursuing virus research. The Department is presently looking to recruit any prospective graduate students to apply to our program by the December 1st deadline. Interested postdocs are also encouraged to contact faculty of interest. For more information about the Department, please visit www.mssm.edu/MIC.

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Fabre's Book of Insects
Kathy - Origami microscope for 50 cents
Dickson - Landsat 8
Vincent - 
Some advice from Jeff Bezos

Listener Pick of the Week

Justin - Brazil releases 'good' mosquitoes to fight dengue fever

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TWiV 303: Borna this way

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Sep 21, 2014


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiV team discusses transmission of Ebola virus, and inhibition of Borna disease virus replication by viral DNA in the ground squirrel genome.

This episode of TWiV is brought to you by the Department of Microbiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Composed of over 20 virology labs, all centralized in one building in the heart of New York City, this department is a perfect fit for anyone with an interest in pursuing virus research. The Department is presently looking to recruit any prospective graduate students to apply to our program by the December 1st deadline. Interested postdocs are also encouraged to contact faculty of interest. For more information about the Department, please visit www.mssm.edu/MIC.

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Photogrammar
Kathy - Refrigerate your tomatoes?
Dickson - Robot swarm
Vincent - 
The Beginner's guide to winning the Nobel Prize by Peter Doherty

Listener Pick of the Week

Dee - Publish scientific research faster on TWiST
Basel - Lego microscope (vote for it)

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TWiV 302: The sky is falling

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Sep 14, 2014


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVers discuss the growing Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, and an epidemic of respiratory disease in the US caused by enterovirus D68.

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Index to creationist claims
Rich - Wild Kratts
Kathy - Worn away
Dickson - Iceland volcano eruption
Vincent - 
Immune Quest

Listener Pick of the Week

Kay - Landes Bioscience open access books

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TWiV 301: Marine viruses and insect defense

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sat, Sep 06, 2014


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Carla Saleh and Curtis Suttle

At the International Congress of Virology in Montreal, Vincent speaks with Carla and Curtis about their work on RNA interference and antiviral defense in fruit flies, and viruses in the sea, the greatest biodiversity on Earth.

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TWiV 300: So happy together

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Aug 31, 2014


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Recording together for the first time, the TWiV team celebrates their 300th recording at the American Society for Microbiology headquarters in Washington, DC, where Vincent  speaks with Dickson, Alan, Rich, and Kathy about their careers in science.

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - The Internet's Original Sin
Dickson - Placidcoyote
Rich - Scientific Method, Grail Style
Kathy - Viruses Throughout Life and Time
Vincent - 
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Listener Pick of the Week

Jim - iBiology
Victoria - Images of Science
Mehul/Walt - Calling the Shots

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TWiV 299: Rocky Mountain virology

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Aug 24, 2014


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Marshall BloomSonja Best, and Byron Caughey

Vincent visits the Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, Montana and speaks with Marshall, Sonja, and Byron about their work on tick-born flaviviruses, innate immunity, and prion diseases.

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TWiV 298: MV-NIS de myelo

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Aug 17, 2014


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiV gang answer follow-up questions about the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, then discuss treatment of  disseminated multiple myeloma with oncolytic measles virus.

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - WTF, Evolution?! by Mara Grunbaum
Rich - Cold Spring Harbor Oral History Collection
Kathy - Inside insides
Vincent - 
Going Viral (Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre)

Listener Pick of the Week

Kim - Nobel Prize Podcasts
Johnye - The Planet is Fine
Jennie - Counter-Zombie Dominance Plan (pdf)

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TWiV 297: Ebola! Don't panic

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Aug 10, 2014


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVites present an all-ebolavirus episode, tackling virology, epidemiology, and approaches to prevention and cure that are in the pipeline.

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Historical perspective on Ebola (Tara C Smith)
Rich - Tell the negative committee to shut up (Fanuel Muindi)
Kathy - Art of Night (Vimeo)
Vincent - 
Is Ebola virus going to kill me? (John Skylar)

Listener Pick of the Week

Peter - Dr. Michael Saag interview by Dr. Virginia Campbell
David - PI Predictor (apparticlepublication)

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TWiV 296: The real Batman, Linfa Wang

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Aug 03, 2014


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Linfa Wang

Vincent visits the Australian Animal Health Laboratory in Geelong, Australia and speaks with Linfa about his work on bats and bat viruses.

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TWiV 295: A nonslip grippe and Lassa's LAMP

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jul 27, 2014


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Rich Condit

The TWiVome discusses an miRNA based strategy to mitigate risk of gain of function studies, and identification of a second receptor required for Lassa virus entry.

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Nicky Bay macrophotography (Flickr)
Rich - FASEB Third annual BioArt competition
Vincent - 
Up Close podcast (vrr episode)
Dickson - Science fun (YouTube)

Listener Pick of the Week

Mark Martin - Average bacteriophage
Konrad - Scholarpedia

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TWiV 294: Smallpox and anthrax and flu, oh my!

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jul 20, 2014


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Rich Condit

The TWiV team reviews the discovery of old vials of smallpox virus at NIH, anthrax and influenza mishaps at CDC, the baby who was not cured of HIV, Cambridge Working Group, and sacking of NSABB members.

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Optivisor
Rich - Noller lab ribosome movies
Vincent - 
Creepy dreadful wonderful parasites
Dickson - National Center for Science Education

Listener Pick of the Week

Mark - The Machinery of Life by David Goodsell
Basel - iBioEducation

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TWiV 293: Virology Down Under

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jul 13, 2014


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Melissa ChurchillAlex KhromykhGilda Tachedjian, and Paul Young

Vincent visits Melbourne, Australia and speaks with Melissa, Alex, Gilda, and Paul about their work on HIV infection of the central nervous system, West Nile virus, microbicides for HIV, and the Koala retrovirus.

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TWiV 292: Medimmune goes viral

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jul 06, 2014


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Wade Blair, Matt Dickson, Nicole Kallewaard-Lelay, and Ken Miller

Vincent visits Medimmune and speaks with Wade, Matt, Nicole, and Ken about why they work in industry and their daily roles in a biotechnology company.

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TWiV 291: Ft. Collins abuzz with virologists

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jun 29, 2014


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Clodagh O'Shea and Ron Fouchier

Vincent, Rich, and Kathy and their guests Clodagh and Ron recorded this episode at the 33rd annual meeting of the American Society for Virology at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado.

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

Rich - No sexual transmission of HCV (Am J Gastro)
Vincent
 - Made with code (blog post)
Kathy - Beautiful math images (and 50 Visions of Mathematics)

Listener Pick of the Week

Jon - Advances in Life Sciences winners (YouTube)
Dave - Adam Ruben

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TWiV 290: Baylor goes viral

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Wed, Jun 18, 2014


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Janet Butel and Rick Lloyd

Vincent meets up with Janet Butel and Rick Lloyd at Baylor College of Medicine to talk about their work on polyomaviruses and virus induced stress.

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TWiV 289: Vinny and the capsids

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jun 15, 2014


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Vinny and the capsids answer listener questions about the definition of life, state vaccination laws, the basic science funding problem, viral ecology, inactivation of viruses by pressure, and much more.

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - The Science of Good Cooking 
Vincent - 
The Shooter Report (pdf)
Kathy - Daily overview
Dickson - Girl rising

Listener Pick of the Week

Johnye - Ri channel
Ricardo - Open spin microscope (Nikon galleryplans)
Chris - The microbiome game

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TWiV 288: ebircsnart esreveR

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jun 08, 2014


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The Twivsters discuss how reverse transcriptase encoded in the human genome might produce DNA copies of RNA viruses in infected cells.

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Weekly Science Picks

Rich - Luvalamps
Alan - Experiment
Vincent - 
American Society for Virology on Facebook
Kathy - LEGO female scientists
Dickson - The Oldest Living Things in the World by Rachel Sussman

Listener Pick of the Week

Basel - A Treatise on the small-pox and measles by Abu-Bakr Al-Razi

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TWiV 287: A potentially pandemic podcast

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jun 01, 2014


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveKathy Spindler, and Matt Frieman

Matt updates the TWiV team on MERS-coronavirus, and joins in a discussion of whether we should further regulate research on potentially pandemic pathogens.

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

Matt - Forgive me, scientists
Alan - 
Do not link
Vincent - 
bioRxiv
Kathy - Snail photographs
Dickson - Solar roadways

Listener Pick of the Week

Daniel - Benz Biome concept car

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TWiV 286: Boston TWiV party

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Mon, May 26, 2014


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Alan Dove

Guests: Julie Pfeiffer and Paul Duprex

Vincent and Alan meet up with Julie and Paul at the General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in Boston, to talk about their work on the pathogenesis of poliovirus and measles virus.

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Weekly Science Picks

Vincent - ASM Live 2014
Alan - I will not follow the herd
Paul - Invisible Threat
Julie - The importance of stupidity in biological research

Listener Pick of the Week

Neil - WEHI movies and VIZBI

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TWiV 285: Hokies go viral

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sat, May 17, 2014


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: XJ Meng and Sarah McDonald

Vincent meets up with XJ and Sarah at Virginia Tech to talk about their work on viruses of swine and rotaviruses.

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TWiV 284: By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, May 11, 2014


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiV team discusses how skin scarification promotes a nonspecific immune response, and whether remaining stocks of smallpox virus should be destroyed.

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Weekly Science Picks

Rich - EPCOT
Vincent - 
Medical Biotechnology
Kathy - Alan Alda interview and Flame Challenge winner
Dickson - NASA live from space

Listener Pick of the Week

Nicola - 50 cent microscope (be a beta tester)
Jon - Camtasia Studio

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TWiV 283: No Reston for the weary

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, May 04, 2014


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Jens H. Kuhn

Jens speaks with the TWiV team about filoviruses, including the recent Ebola virus outbreak in Guinea.

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - AMNH digital special collections
Vincent - 
Viral entry into host cells (Stefan Pöhlmann PhD, Graham Simmons PhD, eds)
Kathy - Papilloma song lyrics (pdf)
Jens - The Logic of Chance by Eugene V. Koonin

Listener Pick of the Week

Joe - Poor showing of 2012 influenza vaccine (Nature)
Phil - Emerging disease or emerging diagnosis? (YouTube)

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TWiV 282: Tamiflu and tenure too

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Apr 27, 2014


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiV team reviews a meta-analysis of clinical trial reports on using Tamiflu for influenza, and suggestions on how to rescue US biomedical research from its systemic flaws.

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Northampton Airport
Vincent - 
Particle Fever
Kathy - Turn iPhone into microscope
Rich - My favorite science gifs

Listener Pick of the Week

Nathan - The Ascent of Man (YouTube)

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TWiV 281: The Salk legacy with Peter L. Salk

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Mon, Apr 21, 2014


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Peter L. Salk

Vincent meets up with Peter L. Salk to talk about development of the first poliovaccine, eradication of poliomyelitis, and Jonas Salk's 100th birth anniversary.

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TWiV 280: Post viral

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Apr 13, 2014


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVmeisters answer listener email about the NEIDL, negative results, patenting MERS-coronavirus, human papillomavirus transmission, canine distemper virus, and much, much more.

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Heartbleed explanation
Vincent - 
Agriculture science today podcast
Kathy - Quizlet flashcards (online and iTunes)
Rich - Why nothing is truly alive

Listener Pick of the Week

Lance - Myles Power (YouTube and Facebook)
Raihan - Cheap DIY microscope
Gerald - DaVinci Press
Neal - I'm a virus

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TWiV 279: The missing LNC

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Apr 06, 2014


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Alan, and Kathy reveal how a retrovirus in the human genome keeps embryonic stem cells in a pluripotent state, from where they can differentiate into all cells of the body.

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Heathkit
Vincent - 
How to think about autism risk and Autism prevalence
Kathy - Distortions

Listener Pick of the Week

Joseph - The real process of science
Marion - Zometool
Kevin - Audioimmunity and Emmunity

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TWiV 278: Flushing HIV down the zinc

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Mar 30, 2014


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Dickson, Alan, and Kathy discuss disruption of the ccr5 gene in lymphocytes of patients infected with HIV-1.

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Digital scale model of solar system
Dickson - Font of knowledge
Vincent - 
Measles outbreaks trends, and NYC measles (onetwo)
Kathy - Winner, funding basic science to revolutionize medicine

Listener Pick of the Week

Stephen & Jon - Watty's Wall Stuff
Johyne - Macro views of snowflakes
Ricardo & Stephen - Vaccine exemptions
Bill - Books by John Janovy
Marshall - Animation of DNA replication
Steve - Debunking influenza vaccine myths

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TWiV 277: My podcast Vinny

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Mar 23, 2014


Hosts: Glenn RallAnn Skalka, and Vincent Racaniello

Glenn and Ann meet up with Vincent to talk about his career in science and science communication.

Video of this episode - view at YouTube

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TWiV 276: Ramblers go viral

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Mar 16, 2014


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Susan Baker and Thomas Gallagher

Vincent meets up with Susan Baker and Tom Gallagher at Loyola University to talk about their work on coronaviruses.

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Weekly Science Picks

Vincent - First demonstration of Macintosh, 1984

Listener Pick of the Week

Lance - The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver

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TWiV 275: Virocentricity with Eugene Koonin

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Mar 09, 2014


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit

Guest: Eugene Koonin

Vincent and Rich meet up with Eugene Koonin to talk about the central role of viruses in the evolution of all life.

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TWiV 274: Data dump

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Mar 02, 2014



Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiV team discusses recent cases of polio-like paralysis in California, and the virome of 14th century paleofeces.

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - The science of science communication
Rich
 - Command and Control by Eric Schlosser
Dickson - Top 10 plant viruses
Vincent - 
Is the Nobel Prize good for science?
Kathy - Time to rethink graduate and postdoc education (YouTube)

Listener Pick of the Week

Jon - Lessons from a Kansas graveyard
Mike -  Cross a fashion designer with a microbiologist

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TWiV special: MERS-coronavirus in dromedary camels

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Tue, Feb 25, 2014


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: W. Ian Lipkin and Thomas Briese

Vincent meets up with Ian and Thomas to discuss their finding that MERS-coronavirus has been circulating in dromedary camels in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since at least 1992.

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TWiV 273: Lambda is not just a phage

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Feb 23, 2014


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVome dissect the finding that interferon lambda alleles predict the outcome of hepatitis C virus infection.

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Weekly Science Picks

Rich - Think like a scientist (onetwo); Science controversies
Dickson - Visualization challenge 2013
Vincent - 
Orphan Black
Kathy - Alberta worm invasion project

Listener Pick of the Week

Timothy - How do vaccines cause autism?
Anne - Luke Jerram's glass viruses
Jim - NLM Communications Engineering Branch
Steve - Synapse by synapse
J
acob - 
Tiny technology creates a buzz

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TWiV 272: Give peas a chance

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Feb 16, 2014


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiV team describes aphid control by using a viral capsid protein to deliver a spider toxin to plants, and a human endogenous retrovirus that enhances expression of a neuronal gene.

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Statistical error (Nature)
Rich - 12 oldest animal species
Dickson - When liquids collide
Vincent - 
HIV denial and just asking questions
Kathy - Sun's canyon of fire

Listener Pick of the Week

Sandra - Women physicists keep female students psyched
Judi - HHMI's Biointeractive
Jacob - Influenza virus HA

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TWiV 271: To bee, or not to bee, that is the infection

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Feb 09, 2014


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Ashlee Bennett

The TWiV crew discusses two reports on viruses that might have crossed kingdoms, from plants to honeybees and from plants to vertebrates.

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Nagasaki bombing (YouTube)
Rich - GoPro Red Bull Stratos (YouTube)
Dickson - Solar orbs
Vincent - 
Socrative

Listener Pick of the Week

Basel - Pathology course online
Russell - Sochi 2014: Encyclopedia of spending
Yegor - Visual Science

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TWiV 270: Homeland virology

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Feb 02, 2014


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit

Guests: Dennis Hruby and Yoshihiro Kawaoka

Vincent and Rich discuss avian influenza virus and an antiviral drug against smallpox with Dennis and Yoshi at the ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting in Washington, DC.

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

Vincent - Quanta Magazine
Rich - Colour is in the eye of the beholder

Listener Pick of the Week

Kehau - Beautiful but deadly viruses

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TWiV 269: Herpesvirus stops a nuclear attack

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jan 26, 2014


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The complete TWiV team reviews evidence for sensing of herpesviral DNA in the nucleus by the cell protein IFI16. 

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Weekly Science Picks

Kathy - Female conveners and speakers
Alan - Sandgrains
Rich - 2013 Lamborghini Aventador
Vincent - Happy Birthday Mac and 128K Mac teardown
Dickson - Farmdominion

Listener Pick of the Week

Peter - The Microscope and The Next Global Killer
Richard - Glass viruses

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TWiV 268: Transmission is inevitable

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jan 19, 2014


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveKathy Spindler, and Ashlee Bennett

Vincent, Alan, Kathy, and Ashlee discuss fomites in physicians offices, plant virus factories involved in aphid transmission, and clues from the bat genome about flight and immunity.

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Weekly Science Picks

Kathy - Jean-Luc Doumont (slidescommunicating science, website, Scitable)
Alan - Wireless thermometer
Vincent - LORiOLA viral necklaces

Listener Pick of the Week

Jessica - Knit icosahedron
Robert - Practical computing for biologists by Haddock and Dunn
Stephen - Fourteen years of US weather (YouTube)

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TWiV 267: Snow in the headlights

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jan 12, 2014


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Alan, Rich and Kathy review a protease essential for influenza pathogenesis in mice, and directionality of rhinovirus RNA exit from the capsid.

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Weekly Science Picks

Kathy - Amazing maps
Alan - Florida to NJ in 156 seconds (YouTube)
Rich - Whiteout over Great Lakes from Space
Vincent - LORiOLA viral necklaces

Listener Pick of the Week

Carol - Knit picornavirus
Robert - RNA: Life's Indispensible Molecule by James Darnell,
and Biochemical Pathways by Michal and Schomburg

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TWiV 266: A pathogenic vicious cycle

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jan 05, 2014


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Alan, and Kathy discuss finding viruses in outer space, varying results obtained from personal genetic testing, and depletion of CD4 cells during HIV infection by pyroptosis.

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Weekly Science Picks

Kathy - 17 mundane things, mind blowing views
Alan - Snowovel
Vincent - Public's views on human evolution

Listener Pick of the Week

Emily - Dengue pillow 

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TWiV 265: This year in virology

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Dec 29, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

In their final episode of the year, the TWiV team reviews ten compelling virology stories from 2013.

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Weekly Science Picks

Kathy - Women in Science
Alan - Contagium
Rich - RC helicopter (demo)
Vincent - The athletic power of quadcopters

Listener Pick of the Week

Lindsay - Alcohol consumption and vaccines (Vaccine)
Johnye - The Singing Microbiologist

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TWiV 264: We should do an all-email show some day

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Dec 22, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVites read listener questions and comments about public engagement in science, vaccines, RNAi, reprogramming CD8 cells to treat cancer, rabies, and much more.

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Weekly Science Picks

Kathy - Sorting algorithms visualized
Alan - Stratodean
Rich - Art in Science by Polyxeni Potter
Vincent - Pixel Genes

Listener Pick of the Week

Judi - Olympus BioScapes Winner

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TWiV 263: Game of clones

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Dec 15, 2013


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan DoveRich ConditKathy Spindler, and Ben tenOever

Ben joins the TWiV team to reveal the winner of his contest in which influenza viruses carrying different interferon-stimulated genes vie against one another in mice.

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Weekly Science Picks

Kathy - The Brain Scoop, esp. Where My Ladies At
Alan - Say 'hi' to a spaceship (YouTube)
Rich - Garmin BlueChart Mobile and Active Captain
Vincent - Journal boycott (onetwo)
Dickson - Futurescape TV show

Listener Pick of the Week

Luis - Spillover by David Quammen
Ken - Gravity

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TWiV 262: Wrong form, right professor

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Mon, Dec 09, 2013


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Ann Palmenberg

Vincent returns to the University of Wisconsin - Madison to speak with Ann Palmenberg about her career in virology.

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TWiV 261: Giants among viruses

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Dec 01, 2013


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and James Van Etten

Guests: Chantal Abergel and Jean-Michel Claverie

Vincent meets up with Chantal and Jean-Michel at the first International Symposium on Giant Virus Biology in Tegernsee, Germany, to discuss their work on Mimivirus, Megavirus, and Pandoravirus.

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TWiV 260: Badgers go viral

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Nov 24, 2013


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Tom FriedrichTony Goldberg, and David O'Connor

Vincent visits the University of Wisconsin, Madison and speaks with Tom, Tony, and David about their work on virus discovery at the AIDS Vaccine Research Laboratory.

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TWiV 259: Windows into the soul of a cell

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sat, Nov 16, 2013


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit

Guest: Jaquelin Dudley

Vincent and Rich join Jackie at the University of Texas, Austin to talk about her work on mouse mammary tumor virus.

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TWiV 258: Hedging our bats

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Mon, Nov 11, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich ConditKathy Spindler, and Matt Frieman

Matt joins the TWiV team to discuss the discovery of a SARS-like coronavirus in bats that can infect human cells, and what is going on with MERS-coronavirus.

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Weekly Science Picks

Kathy - Optical illusion (YouTube)
Alan - Amboceptor
Matt - Reply all by Richie Frieman (audio sample)
Vincent
 - The microbiology of beer

Listener Pick of the Week

Cassie - NeatoShop
Peter - Synapse evolution with Seth Grant (BSP 101)

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TWiV 257: Caveat mTOR

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Nov 03, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiV team consider how the kinase mTOR modulates the antibody response to provide broad protection against influenza virus, and explore the problems with scientific research.

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Weekly Science Picks

Dickson - Tesla Motors supercharger
Kathy
 - FASEB contest: Stand out for science
Alan - Natural History Museum virtual tour
Rich - Mauna Kea heavens
Vincent
 - FAA expands use of electronics on planes

Listener Pick of the Week

Peter - Score and ignore (pdf)

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TWiV 256: How mice say nodavirus

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Oct 27, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Dickson, Alan, Rich, and Kathy review two papers that present evidence for RNA interference as an antiviral immunity mechanism in mammals.

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Weekly Science Picks

Dickson - Wildlife Photographers of the Year 2013
Kathy
 - John Holland's Emerging Infectious Disease lecture (YouTube)
Alan - The worst part is not
Rich - The Universe in a Single Atom by Dalai Lama (Mind and Life Institute)
Vincent
 - The Truth about T. Rex by Brian Switek

Listener Pick of the Week

Stephen - International Institute for Species Exploration (Top 10 species choice

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TWiV 255: Longhorns go viral

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Mon, Oct 21, 2013


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit

Guests: Robert Krug and Christopher Sullivan

Vincent and Rich visit the University of Texas at Austin and meet up with Bob and Chris to talk about their work on influenza virus and microRNAs.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Rich - Unraveling Bolero
Vincent - New botulinum toxinDURC implications, and inconvenient truths

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TWiV 254: Ninety-nine macaques on the wall

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Oct 13, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Dickson, Alan, and Kathy review clearance of simian immunodeficiency virus infection from macaques by immunization with SIV proteins encoded in a rhesus cytomegalovirus vector.

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Weekly Science Picks

Dickson - The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono
Kathy
 - A boy and his atom and Moving Atoms (YouTube)
Alan - It is pitch dark and Get Lamp (YouTube)
Vincent - Who's afraid of peer review? (Science)

Listener Pick of the Week

Maren - Hello Maestro (episodes on YouTube)
Ayesha - Why you don't f****** love science
Jon - A Capella Science (YouTube)

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TWiV 253: I don't know anything about sorghum

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Oct 06, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

In this second consecutive all-email episode, the complete TWiV team reads questions and comments from listeners about systemic antiviral responses, wild type poliovirus in Israel, Turkish scientists, viral symbiotes, and much more.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Dickson - HD slow motion montage (YouTube)
Kathy
 - Damselflies and Eyewitness app
Alan - Space weather forecast (YouTube)
Rich - 1984 by George Orwell (Doublethink)
Vincent - PopSci comments off and Why so few women in science?

Listener Pick of the Week

Meika - Flip action roll (YouTube)
CN - Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
Bernadeta - Higgs Boson wins Nobel Prize

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TWiV 252: Who read the last email?

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Sep 29, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The complete TWiV team reads email from listeners about anti-vaccine activists, a career in microbiology, placentas, a virology textbook, the HeLa cell genome, norovirus, and much more.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Dickson - A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
Kathy
 - Noctilucent clouds and aurora over Scotland
Alan - Flu vaccination map
Rich - There's a fly in my urinal
Vincent - Picornaviridae.com

Listener Pick of the Week

Peter - PDB-101
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TWiV 251: Don't kiss the camel

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Fri, Sep 20, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The complete TWiV crew reviews work on MERS-coronavirus, including serological studies in camels, production of an infectious DNA clone, and identification of an interferon antagonist.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Dickson - Scharf Photo
Kathy
 - Blaschka glass models (NY TimesCornell)
Alan - Digital Public Library of America
Rich - Dengue virus life cycle animation
Vincent - Creative Live

Listener Pick of the Week

John - Last person to get smallpox (NPR)
Peter - SARS documentary (BBC)

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TWiV 250: Wookie viruses

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Sep 15, 2013


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Robert Garcea

Vincent and Robert recorded this episode at the 53rd ICAAC in Denver, where they talked about polyomaviruses.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Robert - The Panic Virus by Seth Mnookin
Vincent
 - Aliens chestburster behind the scenes

Listener Pick of the Week

Adam - Virology Fact of the Day
Christophe - dr Karl

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TWiV 249: An inordinate fondness for viruses

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Mon, Sep 09, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit

Vincent, Dickson, Alan and Rich discuss an estimate of the number of different mammalian viruses on Earth.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Extreme macrophotography
Dickson - 
Baloney detection kit
Rich - 
Mutant silkworms spin colored silk (original article)
Vincent
 - FlightRadar24

Listener Pick of the Week

Jenn - Ebola by William Close
Jenn - Eleven Blue Men by Berton Roueche
Nissin -Profiles in Science

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TWiV 248: TWiP infects TWiV

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Sep 01, 2013


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Rich Condit

Vincent, Dickson, and Rich reveal how experiments with a malaria parasite lead to the introduction of a mammalian retrovirus into birds.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Dickson - Google Sky
Rich - 
Vanishing of the Bees (see also Bee Apocalypse Now)
Vincent
 - Not Exactly Rocket Science

Listener Pick of the Week

Saira - Reproducibility Initiative

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TWiV 247: Today's weather in virology

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Mon, Aug 26, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Special guest: Ian Lipkin

Ian joins Vincent, Alan, Rich, and Kathy to describe how his laboratory is searching for the origin of MERS-coronavirus.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Kathy - Rainbows explained (Frazz)
Alan - 
Challenge.gov
Vincent
 - 23andme
Rich - Spot the station

Listener Pick of the Week

Frank - Pacifier cleaning practices and risk of allergy development (Pediatrics)

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TWiV 246: Pandora, pandemics, and privacy

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Aug 18, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Alan, Rich, and Kathy discuss the huge Pandoravirus, virologists planning H7N9 gain of function experiments, and limited access to the HeLa cell genome sequence.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Kathy - GeoGuesser
Alan - 
From one, many (YouTube)
Vincent
 - Dave Bhella: The Wildy Award Talk (Microbeworld video)
Rich - 1981 primitive internet report (YouTube)

Listener Pick of the Week

CN - How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker

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TWiV 245: Writing Principles of Virology

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Aug 11, 2013


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: S. Jane Flint, Lynn Enquist, Glenn Rall, and Ann Skalka

The authors of the popular textbook Principles of Virology discuss how the book was conceived and written.

Links for this episode:

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TWiV 244: Back in the CVVR

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Mon, Aug 05, 2013


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Alan Dove

Guests: Dan Barouch and Jeff Teigler

This episode of TWiV was recorded before an audience at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where Vincent and Alan spoke with Dan and Jeff about AIDS vaccines.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Jeff - Science in the News; How to succeed in science (part one and part two)
Alan
 - Nanostructure flowers
Vincent - Scientific culture

Listener Pick of the Week

Basel - The sequester blues

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TWiV 243: Live from ASV at Penn State

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jul 28, 2013


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Rebecca Dutch and Christiane Wobus

On this episode of TWiV, which was recorded before a large enthusiastic audience at the annual meeting of the American Society for Virology, Vincent, Rich, and Kathy speak with Rebecca and Christiane about their work on metapneumoviruses and noroviruses.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Kathy - Shuffling cards
Vincent
 - Dave Bhella - Electron cryomicroscopy
Rich - Seven-year postdoc

Listener Pick of the Week

Judi - Reading for science literacy

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TWiV 242: I want my MMTV

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sat, Jul 20, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The complete TWiV team talks about how two different viruses shape the evolution of an essential housekeeping protein.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Dickson - Mantid images
Kathy - 
No email? (phd comics)
Alan - 
The turbid plaque
Vincent
 - AAM Faq: West Nile Virus
Rich - Science is awesome

Listener Pick of the Week

Luis - Public Health Image Library
Stephen - Hopkins closes graduate science-writing program

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TWiV 241: The ferret looks ill

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jul 14, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Alan, Rich and Kathy review how human placental trophoblasts confer viral resistance via exosome-mediated delivery of microRNAs, and isolation of the first human influenza virus in 1933.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Matt - The Kid Should See This
Alan - 
Cassini to photograph Earth 
Vincent
 -Cockroaches! (YouTube)
Rich - Sydney Brenner (Web of Stories)

Listener Pick of the Week

Joe - Grand challenges in science education (Science)
Mark - Weather Underground

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TWiV 240: Virology in Vermont

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Wed, Jul 03, 2013


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Markus Thali and Jason Botten

Vincent travels to the University of Vermont to talk with Markus and Jason about their work on HIV, influenza virus, arenaviruses and hantaviruses.

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TWiV 239: Filterable camels

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sat, Jun 29, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Matt Frieman

Matt joins Vincent, Alan, and Rich to summarize what we know and what we do not know about the MERS coronavirus.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Matt - The Kid Should See This
Alan - 
Cassini to photograph Earth 
Vincent
 -Cockroaches! (YouTube)
Rich - Sydney Brenner (Web of Stories)

Listener Pick of the Week

Ebrahim - Virus Hunter by CJ Peters and Mark Olshaker

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TWiV 238: Lost in translation

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jun 23, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Rich and Kathy discuss mechanisms of protein synthesis and regulation in virus-infected cells.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Kathy - Vaccine-preventable outbreaks
Rich
 -  To Catch a Virus by John Booss and Marilyn J. August
Vincent - This is Water by David Foster Wallace

Listener Pick of the Week

Jon - Confessions of a converted lecturer by Eric Mazur
Peter - FameLab

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TWiV 237: Paleovirology with Michael Emerman

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jun 16, 2013


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit

Guest: Michael Emerman

Vincent and Rich recorded this episode at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA, where they met up with Michael to talk about his work on the molecular and evolutionary basis of HIV replication and pathogenesis.

Links for this episode:

Listener Pick of the Week

Molly - Facts in the case of Dr. Andrew Wakefield

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TWIV 236: Flu gets the VIP treatment

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jun 09, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Alan and Kathy review novel approaches to preventing influenza virus infection.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Psychology of antivaccinationists
Vincent
 -  Virology on Coursera
Kathy - Meteorites through the ages

Listener Pick of the Week

Basel - Self-medication in animals
Sheryl - Noadi's art
Felicity - Survival of the Sickest by Sharon Moalem

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TWiV 235: Live in Edmonton, eh?

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Mon, Jun 03, 2013


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit

Guests: Dave EvansStan Lemon, and Lorne Tyrrell

Vincent and Rich recorded this episode before an audience at the 2nd Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology Symposium at the University of Alberta, where they spoke with Dave, Stan, and Lorne about their work on poxvirus vaccines and recombination, an enveloped picornavirus, antivirals against hepatitis B and C viruses, and supporting virology research in Alberta.

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TWiV 234: Live in Denver

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, May 26, 2013


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Nels Elde and Tom Shenk

Vincent and Kathy recorded this episode before an audience at the 2013 General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in Denver, Colorado, where they spoke with Nels and Tom about their work on the evolution of virus-host conflict and how viruses influence the cell metabolome.

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TWiV 233: We're surrounded

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sat, May 18, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloRich ConditAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Rich, Alan and Kathy review aerosol transmission studies of influenza H1N1 x H5N1 reassortants, H7N9 infections in China, and the MERS coronavirus.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Space Oddity (YouTube)
Rich -
 Walk through giant colon
Vincent
 -  Transport proteins
Kathy - Vomiting Larry (YouTube)

Listener Pick of the Week

Tom - US patent system is broken (DailyTech)

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TWiV 232: Gophers go viral

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, May 12, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloRoberto CattaneoReuben HarrisLou Mansky, and Leslie Schiff

Vincent meets up with Roberto, Reuben, Lou, and Leslie at the University of Minnesota to talk about their work on HIV-1, APOBEC proteins, measles virus, and teaching virology to undergraduates.

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TWiV 231: Hepaciviruses and pegiviruses in bats and rodents

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, May 05, 2013



Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAmit KapoorLan Quan, and Ian Lipkin

Vincent meets up with Amit, Lan, and Ian to discuss their discovery of hepaciviruses and pegiviruses in bats and rodents.

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TWiV 230: Gene goes to Washington, flu chickens out

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Apr 28, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloRich ConditAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Rich, Alan and Kathy review H7N9 infections in China, the debate over patenting genes, and receptor-binding by ferret-transmissible avian H5 influenza virus.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - World Science Festival
Rich - 
3 years of the sun in 3 minutes
Vincent
 -  The Origin of AIDS by Jacques Pepin
Kathy - Wringing out a wet washcloth in space (YouTube)

Listener Pick of the Week

Mark - Will it blend? (iPhone app)
Marianne - Enjoy your Cells

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TWiV 229: Partly cloudy with a high of H7N9

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Apr 21, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloRich ConditDickson Despommier, and Alan Dove

Vincent, Rich, Dickson, and Alan review the current status of human infections with avian influenza H7N9 virus.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Nature PastCast
Rich - 
How dengue does it
Vincent
 -  Squeaky Squeegee Art by Deb Sklut
Dickson - Agritecture

Listener Pick of the Week

Mike - Chemistry in its element: Elements and Compounds

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TWiV 228: Cal Bears go viral

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Apr 14, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloBritt Glausinger, and Eva Harris

Vincent visits the University of California at Berkeley and speaks with Britt Glaunsinger and Eva Harris about their work on Kaposi's sarcoma associated herpesvirus and dengue virus.

Thanks to the Microbiology Graduate Students for hosting me at their annual symposium, and especially to Emma, Lisa, and Zoe for their wonderful hospitality during my stay.

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TWiV 227: Lacks security and bad poultry

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Apr 07, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloRich ConditDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

The complete TWiV team reviews the controversial publication of the HeLa cell genome, a missing vial of Guanarito virus in a BSL-4 facility, and human infections with avian influenza H7N9 virus.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Kathy - NIAID YouTube videos
Alan - Lego insects
Rich - 
How to see the world in a grain of sand
Vincent
 -  Vaccines, viruses, and the anti-vax movement
Dickson - Edinburgh Science Festival

Listener Pick of the Week

Stephen - Nature iOS app
Mehul - Voices for vaccines

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TWiV 226: Taking the viral A train with Terry Dermody

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sat, Mar 30, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson Despommier, and Terry Dermody

Vincent and Dickson speak with Terry Dermody about his career in medicine and virology.

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TWiV 225: Transcripts from the inbox

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sat, Mar 23, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Rich, and Kathy read listener comments and questions on viral oncotherapy, science communication, a functional HIV cure in an infant, and much more.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Kathy - Case stories about CoV-EMC (onetwo)
Rich - The Self-Illusion by Bruce Hood
Vincent - Moving Targets

Listener Pick of the Week

Liam - eLIFE and Rubriq
Steve - Plant virus ecology (mp3)
Neil - World Immunization Week

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TWiV 224: A wide receiver and a natural defense

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Mar 17, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Alan, Kathy, and Dickson discuss identification of a cell receptor for the coronavirus-EMC, and the role of interferon-epsilon in protecting the female reproductive tract.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Kathy - 2013 Intel Science Talent Search awards
Alan - Krebs Cycle Rap (CDC)
Vincent
 -  Jetpens (favorite one and two)
ickson - Rabies death in organ recipients (CDC)

Listener Pick of the Week

Justin - The DNA Store
Jim - Massive Open Online Classrooms
Chris - Feedly

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TWiV 223: EEEV and the serpent

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Mar 10, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Alan, and Kathy discuss new influenza virus NA inhibitors, detection of EEEV antibody and RNA in snakes, and replication of the coronavirus EMC in human airway epithelial cells.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Kathy - Finkbeiner test and Women in Science
Alan - New flu vaccine efficacy study (CDC)
Vincent
 -  Threading the NEIDL video

Listener Pick of the Week

Steve - Prof. Joan Steitz on viral RNA
Ed - Archiving history of molecular biology: Press releasevideo, CSHL archives and videos

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TWiV 222: Jumpin' Jack Flash, it's a GAS GAS GAS

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Mar 03, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloRich ConditDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

The complete TWiV team discusses the amazing finding that cyclic GMP-AMP synthase is a cytosolic innate immune DNA sensor.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Kathy - Graphene batteries
Alan - How do we get cures? (YouTube)
Rich - 
Explosive breach of Condit Dam (Vimeo)
Vincent
 -  10 things you can do to support open access (Tree of Life)

Listener Pick of the Week

Mark - The real story of Stuxnet
John - D-connector virus

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TWiV 221: Bunya there, done that

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Feb 24, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson Despommier, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Dickson, and Kathy review two emerging bunyaviruses, SFTSV and SBV.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Kathy - Winners, 2012 Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge
Vincent -  The Operator and Dr. Oz's Problem

Listener Pick of the Week

Shane - OpenPCR
John - Python

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TWiV 220: Flu watches the clock while T7 gets a CAT scan

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Feb 17, 2013


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Rich, Alan, and Kathy discuss regulation of influenza virus replication by splicing, and the bacteriophage T7 random walk.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Kathy - Journal of Virology Image Gallery
Rich - Phage T7 Genetics and Physiology and slab gels
Alan - PeerJ (press release)
Vincent -  Virologia en Español

Listener Pick of the Week

Dave - Thingiverse pathogens and proteins 

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TWiV 219: Fauci pharmacy

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Feb 10, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloRich Condit, and Anthony S. Fauci

Vincent and Rich meet up with Anthony S. Fauci, MD, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

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TWiV 218: Monkeys turning valves and pushing buttons

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Feb 03, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Welkin Johnson

Vincent, Alan, and Welkin discuss how endogenous retroviruses in mice are held in check by the immune response.

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Weekly Science Picks

Welkin - Viruses: Essential Agents of Life (review at STC)
Alan - Infinity Imagined
Vincent - Spaceship built for son

Listener Pick of the Week

Amanda - Written? Kitten!
Kevin - Protein synthesis: An epic (YouTube)
Daria - The Baltimore Scheme

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TWiV 217: I just flu in and my arms are shot

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sat, Jan 26, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Dickson Despommier

Vincent, Alan, Rich, and Dickson review influenza vaccines.

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Weekly Science Picks

Rich - Repoopulate (original article), Robogut (new clinical trial)
Alan - WTF, Evolution?
Dickson - The Beauty and Benefits of Science
Vincent - Supercomputing modeling of poliovirus

Listener Pick of the Week

Bjorn, Marshall, Meaghan - Glass sculptures of Luke Jerram

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