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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 443: On a leaf, no one can hear you scream

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, May 28, 2017


The TWiVsters reveal the puppet master: an RNA virus injected with wasp eggs that paralyzes the ladybug so that she protects the cocoon until the adult emerges.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

 

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Weekly Science Picks

Kathy - Science Showcase Video Contest
Alan
- Biochemical pathways on one chart
Rich - 35th America’s Cup
Vincent -  Viruses (pdf) and A whole new Jupiter

Listener Pick

Peter - Fake typhoid epidemic saves Polish city and Life gets complicated when disease
overruns your town
Ralph - Dilbert on climate change

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees.

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TWiV 442: The New York Tim

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, May 21, 2017


Freelance science journalist Tim Requarth joins the TWiVers to explain why scientists should stop thinking that explaining science will fix  information illiteracy.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Tim Requarth

 

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Weekly Science Picks

Kathy - Life Saver Lightning
Alan
- Model rocket engine burning in slow-mo
Rich - scistarter
Vincent - The quest to wipe out a virus and FCC Votes to Begin Dismantling Net Neutrality

Listener Pick

Robert - Zika presentation

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees.

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TWiV 441: Don't ChrY for me influenza

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, May 14, 2017


The Beacons of Viral Education (aka the TWiVoners) reveal a cost of being a male mouse - the Y chromosome regulates their susceptibility to influenza virus infection.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

 

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Weekly Science Picks

Kathy - Social science research on “luck” in motherhood
Alan
Foiling dinghy built by engineering students (video)
Rich - Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA)
Vincent - Make measles great again in Michigan and Which tech giant would you drop?

Listener Pick

Steven - Difficult truths about a post-truth world

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TWiV 440: I hardly noumeavirus

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, May 07, 2017


No problem being nice to Dickson in this episode, because he's absent for a discussion of a new giant virus that replicates in the cytoplasm yet transiently accesses the nucleus to bootstrap infection.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

 

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Weekly Science Picks

Kathy - U-M Rubik’s Cube story   #1 video   #2 video    #3 video
Alan
- You're not going to believe this
Rich - High School student builds robot to solve Rubrik's cube
Vincent - NIH limits grant money and The abomination of a bill

Listener Pick

Ken - The Fab Lab with Crazy Aunt Lindsey
Laurel - Sally Hoskin’s CREATE program
MaureenSimple Science Experiments You Can Do With Eggs Before Breakfast

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TWiV 439: The purloined envelope

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Apr 30, 2017


Paul Bieniasz joins the TWiV team to talk about the co-option, millions of years ago, of an endogenous retrovirus envelope protein by hominid ancestors for host defense against viral infection.

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

Guest: Paul Bieniasz

 

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Weekly Science Picks

Kathy - UM Science Communication TeachOut
Alan
- LLNL nuclear test videos
Rich - The Great A.I. Awakening  (Artificial neural network; DeepDream; DeepDream images)
Dickson
 - Cassini images
Paul - Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Vincent - Google rewrites search rankings; Senator Whitehouse on politics of climate change

Listener Pick

Anthony - Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Weather Monitor Kit

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees.

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TWiV 438: Drs. TWiV go to Washington

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Apr 23, 2017


 On the eve of the March for Science, the TWiV team gathers at ASM Headquarters in Washington, DC with guests Stefano and Susie to talk about the state of science communication.

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

Guests: Stefano Bertuzzi and Susan Sharp

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Weekly Science Picks

AlanSteve Ballmer’s government data project (NYTimes article)
Rich - Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Dickson
 - Shanghai vertical farming
Vincent - Right-to-try sham and NASA media
Stefano - Why Religion is Natural and Science is Not and The Path Between the Seas
Susan - Rick and Morty

Listener Pick

Johnye - A capella CRISPR/Cas9

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees.

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TWiV 437: Kathy's new spindle virus

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Apr 16, 2017


The TWiVsters reveal new giant viruses that argue against a fourth domain of life, and discovery of viruses in the oceanic basement.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

 

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Weekly Science Picks

Kathy - Cloud appreciation society
Rich - High Rise Urban Farming
Dickson
 - Planets orbiting a distant star
Vincent - TWiEVO 18: Raiders of the lost orco

Listener Pick

Kevin - Cherry blossoms at Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees.

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TWiV 436: Virology above Cayuga's waters

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Apr 09, 2017


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Susan Daniel, Colin Parrish, and Gary Whittaker

At Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Vincent speaks with Susan, Colin, and Gary about the work of their laboratories on parvoviruses, influenza viruses, and coronaviruses that infect dogs, cats, horses and other mammals.

 

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TWiV 435: Two virus particles walk into a cell

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Apr 02, 2017


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVome discuss the blood virome of 8,420 humans, and thoroughly geek out on a paper about the number of parental viruses in a plaque.

 

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Couple donates insect collection
Kathy
 - Why is science important to you?
Rich - Hook
Dickson
 - Ten Incredible Astronomy Pictures
Vincent - Why Trump’s NIH Cuts Should Worry Us and
The Real Threat to National Security: Deadly Disease 

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TWiV 434: Live long and pupate

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Mar 26, 2017


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

The esteemed TWiVumvirate reveal the discovery of a new negative stranded RNA virus of wasps that regulates longevity and sex ratio of its parasitoid host.

 

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - The Wrath of Khan from Bug Chicks
Kathy
 - Boaty McBoatface submarine launching
Dickson - Fierce animal portraits
Vincent - Westworld

Listener Picks

Hannah - Plague, Inc
Stig - John Oliver: Trump vs the truth

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees.

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TWiV 433: Poops viruses and worms

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sat, Mar 18, 2017


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

The lovely TWiV team explore evolution of our fecal virome, and the antiviral RNA interference response in the nematode C. elegans

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Contact information for Senators and Representatives
Kathy
 - How Tumor Virology Transformed Oncology
Dickson - Seven new species of Peacock Spider
Vincent - Proposed NIH budget cut and Expensive Oxford Comma

Listener Pick

Kim - Pigeon Fashion Week (TWiEVO 7)
Richard - aeroMorph and Understanding Molecular Evolution
Johnye - Ice Instruments and Fahrenheit and Celsius

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TWiV 432: Conjunction junction, what's your function?

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Mar 12, 2017


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVites discuss Zika virus seroprevalence in wild monkeys, Zika virus mRNA vaccines, and a gamete fusion protein inherited from viruses.

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Raspberry pi
Kathy
 - The Worst F&#%ing Words Ever
Dickson - NASA images of climate change
Brianne - How herd immunity works
Vincent - Radioactive boars in Fukushima

Listener Pick

Margaret - DNA socks and gloves

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees.

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TWiV 431: Niemann-Pick of the weak

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Mar 05, 2017


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVirions reveal bacteriophage genes that control eukaryotic reproduction, and the biochemical basis for increased Ebolavirus glycoprotein activity during the recent outbreak.

 

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Weekly Science Picks

Rich - Germ Theory by Robert P. Gaynes
Alan - Student Scientist Partnerships
Kathy
 - Symbiartic
Dickson - PaleoBioDB Navigator
Vincent - Kusama Infinity Room

Listener Pick

Chaim - How to fight back against the backfire effect

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees.

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TWiV 430: The persistence of herpesvirus

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Feb 26, 2017


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiX cabal discuss sexual transmission of Zika virus in mice, and how immune escape enables herpes simplex virus escape from latency.

 

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Weekly Science Picks

Rich - Vipassana Momma (Dravet Syndrome)
Kathy
 - Landlines Chrome Experiments
Dickson - Origami Revolution
Vincent - Hunched Over a Microscope

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TWiV 429: Zika Experimental Science Team

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Feb 19, 2017


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Katie Antony, Tom Friedrich, Emma Mohr, and David O'Connor

Vincent meets with members of team ZEST at the University of Wisconsin Madison to discuss their macaque model for Zika virus pathogenesis.

 

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TWiV 428: Lyse globally, protect locally

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Feb 12, 2017


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVsters explain how superspreader bacteriophages release intact DNA from infected cells, and the role of astrocytes in protecting the cerebellum from virus infection.

 

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Skulls Unlimited
Rich - Bernard Moss Reflection
Kathy
 - Why vaccines don't cause autism
Dickson - Honomobo
Vincent - Trump vs FDA

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TWiV Special: Vincent Munster on MERS-coronavirus and Ebolavirus

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Wed, Feb 08, 2017


Guest: Vincent Munster

At the Rocky Mountain Laboratory in Hamilton, Montana, Vincent speaks with Vincent Munster about the work of his laboratory on MERS-coronavirus and Ebolaviruses.

 

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TWiV 427: It was a DURC and UV light

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Feb 05, 2017


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVoids discuss the March for Science, the GOF moratorium, and a classic virology paper on mapping the gene order for vesicular stomatitis virus.

 

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Good Omen miniseries (book)
Kathy - How to cure earworms
Dickson - Exoplanets orbits
Vincent - Outbreak News Today

Listener Pick

Tom - The Smartest Protester

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TWiV 426: I'm Axl, and I'll be your cervid today

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jan 29, 2017


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The sages of TWiV explain how chronic wasting disease of cervids could be caused by spontaneous misfolding of prion protein, and the role of the membrane protein Axl in Zika virus entry into cells.

 

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Deerland by Al Cambronne
Dickson - Antarctica's Colorful Underwater World
Kathy - You can’t unring a bell #1 and #2
Rich - Extra letters added to life's genetic code (source) and The Doomsday Clock (wiki)
Vincent - Trump Science AdvisorsNational Parks Won't Be Silenced

Listener Pick

Stefan - The Vital Question by Nick Lane
Kevin - Scientists March on Washington?
Dennis - Fractal Tree of Life

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TWiV 425: All picornaviruses, all the time

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jan 22, 2017


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVaniellos discuss a thermostable poliovirus empty capsid vaccine, and two cell genes that act as a switch between entry and clearance of picornavirus infection.

 

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Medical lab whirligig
Dickson - Antarctica's Colorful Underwater World
Kathy - Prince Rupert’s drops #1 and #2
Rich - Dylan's 30th - Eric Clapton --Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right  (The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration)
Vincent - Saving climate data and Public Good and Public Funding of Science

Listener Pick

Suellen - For the anti-vaccine people

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TWiV 424: FLERVergn?gen

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jan 15, 2017


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Trudy Rey

Trudy joins the the TWiVlords to discuss new tests for detecting prions in the blood, and evidence showing that foamy retroviruses originated in the seas with their jawed vertebrate hosts at least 450 million years ago.

 

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Trudy - Artist Jenni Viljaniemi
Alan
 - Radio Garden
Dickson - World's First Green Energy Boat
Kathy - mSphereDirect video and web
Rich - Deathworld Trilogy by Harry Harrison
Vincent - Trump's Vaccine Panel (NYTimes), Offit's Response (Daily Beast), ASM Letter

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TWiV 423: Dry, well formed, and light brown

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jan 08, 2017


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Jared Rice

The TWiV academia discuss induction of diarrhea by the capsid protein of an astrovirus, and association of a fungal RNA virus with white-nose syndrome of North American bats.

 

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - GPS visualizer
Dickson - James Webb Space Telescope and The Vertical Farm
Kathy - First Snowflake Photos (One and Two)
Rich - Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
Vincent - Carrie Fisher Fought for the Rebel Alliance and Mental Health Awareness

Listener Pick

Ken - The Abate Lab
Sean - The Death of Expertise

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TWiV 422: Watching the icosahedron drop

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jan 01, 2017


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVestigators wrap up 2016 with a discussion of the year's ten compelling virology stories.

 

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Should auld infections be forgot
And never T-cells primed?
Will cross-reacting antigens
Protect the host next time?

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - North America's Lost Medieval City
Dickson - New Views of Pillars of Creation
Kathy - Reilly Top Ten
Rich - Everyday Einstein
Vincent - Naples' Sleeping Volcano Might Be Waking Up

Listener Pick

John - RadioLab: The Times They Are a-Changin'

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TWiV 421: Like flies on shot

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Dec 25, 2016


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Nathan Letts

The TWiVnauts present another example of an infectious but replication incompetent vaccine, an insect specific arborvirus bearing chikungunya virus structural proteins.

 

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TWiV 420: Orthogonal vectors

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Dec 18, 2016


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiV gurus describe how to use an orthogonal translation system to produce infectious but replication-incompetent influenza vaccines.

 

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TWiV 419: The selfless gene

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Dec 11, 2016


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVrific gang reveal how integration of a virophage into the nuclear genome of a marine protozoan enhances host survival after infection with a giant virus.

 

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TWiV 418: Of mice and MERS

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Dec 04, 2016


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVsters describe a new animal model for MERS coronavirus-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome, produced by CRISPR/Cas9 editing of the mouse gene encoding an ortholog of the virus receptor.

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TWiV Special: Gary Nabel on World AIDS Day 2016

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Thu, Dec 01, 2016


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Gary Nabel

Vincent speaks with Gary Nabel, Chief Scientific Officer at Sanofi and former Director of the Vaccine Research Institute of NIAID, about his career and his work on HIV vaccines.

 

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TWiV 417: O is the loneliest letter

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Nov 27, 2016


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The Fellowship of the Virus trace the early history of HIV in North America, based on genome sequences obtained from late 1970s archival sera, which also reveal that Gaetan Dugas was not Patient Zero.

 

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TWiV 416: Scattered seeds dormant

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Nov 20, 2016


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The multi-dimensional TWiV-brane bring you the entries in the haiku/limerick contest, and explain how a giant virus infects a host within another host (it has to do with predators!).

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TWiV 415: Ebola pipettors and the philosopher's clone

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Nov 13, 2016


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Jeremy LubanAaron Lin, and Ted Diehl

Jeremy, Aaron, and Ted join the TWiV team to discuss their work on identifying a single amino acid change in the Ebola virus glycoprotein from the West African outbreak that increases infectivity in human cells.

 

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Rich –  Vendee Globe
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TWiV 414: Zika in the guys with Diamond

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Nov 06, 2016


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Michael Diamond

Michael Diamond visits the TWiV studio to talk about chikungunya virus and his laboratory's work on a mouse model of Zika virus, including the recent finding of testicular damage caused by viral replication.

 

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TWiV 413: Partnerships not parachutes

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Oct 30, 2016


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Paul Duprex

Guests: Ralph BaricFelix DrexlerMarion Koopmans, and Stacey Schultz-Cherry

From the EIDA2Z conference at Boston University, Vincent, Alan and Paul meet up with Ralph Baric, Felix Drexler, Marion Koopmans, Stacey Schultz-Cherry to talk about discovering, understanding, protecting, and collaborating on emerging infectious diseases.

 

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TWiV 412: WO, open the borders and rig the infection

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Oct 23, 2016


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Mark Fuccio

The TWiVome reveal the first eukaryotic genes found in a bacteriophage of Wolbachia, and how DNA tumor virus oncogenes antagonize sensing of cytoplasmic DNA by the cell.

 

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TWiV 411: Chicken runs

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Oct 16, 2016


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVeroos examine a reverse spillover of Newcastle disease virus vaccines into wild birds, and identification of a protein cell receptor for murine noroviruses.

 

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TWiV 410: Hurricane Zika

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Oct 09, 2016


Guests: Sharon Isern and Scott Michael

Sharon and Scott join the TWiV team to talk about their work on dengue antibody-dependent enhancement of Zika virus infection, and identifying the virus in mosquitoes from Miami.

 

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TWiV 409: A Nef is enough

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Oct 02, 2016


Guest: Jeremy Luban

Jeremy joins the TWiVeroids to tell the amazing story of how the function of the HIV-1 protein called Nef was discovered and found to promote infection by excluding the host protein SERINC from virus particles.

 

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People Peas and Pathogens

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TWiV 408: Boston Quammens

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Sep 25, 2016


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Alan Dove

Guest: David Quammen

Four years after filming 'Threading the NEIDL', Vincent and Alan return to the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory BSL4 facility at Boston University where they speak with science writer David Quammen.

 

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TWiV 407: Tar Heels go viral, part two

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Wed, Sep 21, 2016


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Ralph BaricKristina De ParisTal KafriHelen LazearMark Heise, and David Margolis

In the second of two shows recorded at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Vincent meets up with faculty members to talk about how they got into science, their research on RNA viruses, and what they would be doing if they were not scientists.

 

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TWiV 407: Tar Heels go viral, part one

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Sep 18, 2016


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Dirk DittmerCary MoodyNat MoormanNancy Raab-TraubLishan Su, and Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque

In the first of two shows recorded at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Vincent meets up with faculty members to talk about how they got into science, their research on DNA viruses, and what they would be doing if they were not scientists.

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TWiV 406: Pow, right in the enteroids!

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Sep 11, 2016


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiV team discussed eye infections caused by Zika virus, failure of Culex mosquitoes to transmit the virus, and replication of norovirus in stem cell derived enteroids.

 

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TWiV 405: All the world's a phage

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Sep 04, 2016


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiXers discuss a study on vertical transmission of Zika virus by Aedes mosquitoes, and uncovering Earth's virome by mining existing metagenomic sequence data.

 

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TWiV 404: Not found

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Aug 28, 2016


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Rich Condit

From the twiVivants, follow up on FluMist and Zoster vaccines, Zika virus update, and isolation of a multicomponent animal virus from mosquitoes.

 

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TWiV Special: DA Henderson, smallpox eradicator

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Tue, Aug 23, 2016


Donald “D.A.” Henderson, a physician, educator, and epidemiologist who led the World Health Organization’s campaign to eradicate smallpox, died at 87 years of age on Aug. 19, 2016. Vincent was fortunate to have the opportunity to speak with DA Henderson in 2014 about his career, the smallpox eradication effort, and what it means for the eradication of polio. 

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TWiV 403: It's not easy being vaccine

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Aug 21, 2016


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Rich Condit

The TWiV team takes on an experimental plant-based poliovirus vaccine, contradictory findings on the efficacy of Flumist, waning protection conferred by Zostavax, a new adjuvanted subunit zoster vaccine.

 

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Alan - To Scale: The Solar System
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Vincent - Race for a Zika Vaccine by Siddhartha Mukherjee

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TWiV 402: The plight of the bumblebee

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Aug 14, 2016


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Rich Condit

Polio returns to Nigeria, Zika virus spreads in Miami, and virus infection of plants attracts bumblebees for pollination, from the virus gentlepeople at TWiV.

 

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Alan - Solar storm that launched US space weather science
Rich -  Data storage on DNA
Dickson - Perseid meteor show live
Vincent - In the Company of Microbes by Elio Schaechter

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TWiV 401: Vector victorious

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Aug 07, 2016


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Zika virus spreads in the USA, a Zika virus DNA vaccine goes into phase I trials, and how mosquito bites enhance virus replication and disease, from the friendly TWiFolk Vincent, Dickson, Alan, and Kathy.

 

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Alan - The Doubleclicks
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TWiV 400: Harold '400' Varmus, a scientist for all seasons

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jul 31, 2016


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Harold Varmus

The TWiV team is together in New York City for a conversation with Nobel Laureate Harold Varmus about his remarkable career in science.

 

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Alan - A year on Earth
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Dickson - Chasing storms, chasing beauty
Kathy - Bioartography and FASEB image and video competition
Vincent - The Art and Politics of Science by Harold Varmus (free download)

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TWiV 399: Zika la femme

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jul 24, 2016


IMG_3202.jpgHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Rich Condit

The latest Zika virus news from the ConTWiVstadors, including a case of female to male transmission, risk of infection at the 2016 summer Olympics, a DNA vaccine, antibody-dependent enhancement by dengue antibodies, and sites of replication in the placenta.

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TWiV 398: Permission to be intuitive

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jul 17, 2016


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Sandy Weller

Vincent speaks with Sandy Weller about her career and her work on the mechanisms of synthesis, maturation and cleavage and packaging of viral DNA genomes.

 

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TWiV 397: Trial by Error

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jul 10, 2016


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: David Tuller

Vincent speaks with David Tuller about flaws in the U.K's $8 million PACE trial for chronic fatigue syndrome, and efforts to have the trial data released.

 

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TWiV 396: Influenza viruses with Peter Palese

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jul 03, 2016


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Peter Palese

Vincent speaks with Peter Palese about his illustrious career in virology, from early work on neuraminidases to universal influenza virus vaccines.

 

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TWiV 395: The cancer thief

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jun 26, 2016


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Stephen J. Russell

From ASV 2016 at Virginia Tech, Vincent, Rich and Kathy speak with Stephen Russell about his career and his work on oncolytic virotherapy - using viruses to treat cancers.

 

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Kathy - Can you explain your science in 30 seconds? and How Far Can We Go?
Rich - Small asteroid Earth's companion
Vincent - The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee

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TWiV 394: Cards in a hand

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jun 19, 2016


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Alan Dove

Guest: Erica Ollmann Saphire

Vincent and Alan speak with Erica about her career and her work on understanding the functions of proteins of Ebolaviruses, Marburg virus, and other hemorrhagic fever viruses, at ASM Microbe 2016 in Boston, MA.

 

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Alan - Slime Lapse
Vincent - Virus Watch

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TWiV 393: Lovers and livers

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jun 12, 2016


The first raceHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVerati revisit possible sexual transmission of Zika virus, and reveal how a cell protein that allows hepatitis C virus replication in cell culture enhances vitamin E mediated protection against lipid peroxidation.

 

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Alan - All About That Space
RichThe Expanse by James S.A. Corey (SyFy)
Kathy - Five Pivotal Paragraphs in a Paper
Vincent - Agar Art Contest Winners

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TWiV 392: Zika virus!

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jun 05, 2016


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Michael Diamond, Michaela Gack, Laura Kramer, and Charles Rice

Four virologists discuss our current understanding of Zika virus biology, pathogenesis, transmission, and prevention, in this special live episode recorded at the American Society for Microbiology in Washington, DC.

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TWiV 391: Whiter reefs, fresh breath

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, May 29, 2016


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Rich Condit

Guests: David Pride and Forest Rohwer

If you have always wanted to know what coral reefs and the human oral cavity have in common, listen as guests David Pride and Forest Rohwer talk about their work on the microbiomes and viromes of these two environments, and you'll also understand why mucus is cool.

 

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Alan - Vax Pack Hero
Rich - Helicopter autorotation
Vincent - Live in Our Phage World by Forest Rohwer, Merry Youle, Heather Maughan, Nao Hisakawa

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TWiV 390: Building a better mosquito trap

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, May 22, 2016


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

Guests: Ethan Jackson and Jonathan Carlson

Project Premonition, a Microsoft Research project that uses drones to capture mosquitoes and analyze them for pathogens, preprint servers, and three mouse models for Zika virus induced birth defects are the topics of this episode hosted by the TWiumvirate and theirs guests Ethan and Jonathan.

 

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 - Vertical City documentary and Lumino City game
RichErrol Morris: ‘Demon in the Freezer’
Kathy - Entropic Time YouTube by A Capella Science (watch “the making of”)
Vincent - Agar Art contest finalists

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TWiV 389: Alphabet hepatitis with Stan Lemon

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, May 15, 2016


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Stan Lemon

Vincent speaks with Stan Lemon about his career in virology, from early work on Epstein Barr virus, through making essential discoveries about hepatitis A virus, hepatitis C virus, and rhinoviruses.

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TWiV 388: What could possibly go wrong?

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, May 08, 2016


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Preprint servers, the structure of an antibody bound to Zika virus, blocking Zika virus replication in mosquitoes with Wolbachia, and killing carp in Australia with a herpesvirus are topics of this episode hosted by Vincent, Dickson, Alan, and Kathy.

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Dickson - EarthEnv
Alan
 - Research funding by lottery
Kathy - Eugenia Cheng Math and Baking
Vincent - Zika Diaries

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Stephen - Virus trading cards
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TWiV 387: Quaxxed

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, May 01, 2016


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Nina Martin

Nina Martin joins the TWiV team to talk about the movie Vaxxed, her bout with dengue fever, and the latest research on Zika virus.

 

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Nina - Vaccines and Your Child by Paul Offit and Charlotte Moser
Dickson - The animals of Chernobyl
Alan
 - Five rules of lab safety
Kathy - 20 best science images of the year?
Vincent - Massive undersea crab swarm

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JP - Global map of wind
Todd - Doc Martin

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TWiV 386: The dolphins did it

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Apr 24, 2016


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Ted Diehl and Welkin Johnson

Ted and Welkin inform the TWiV team how the evolution of ancient retroviruses can be inferred by studying their sequences in the genomes of modern mammals, and join in a discussion of virus dispersal during different methods for drying hands.

 

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Welkin - Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (essay)
Ted - Accidental brilliance in science
Rich - Perpetual motion?
Kathy - R0 graphic and explanation
Vincent - NWS ditches all caps forecasts

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Basel - Gimli Glider and Mars Climate Orbiter
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TWiV 385: Failure

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Apr 17, 2016


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Guest: Stuart Firestein

Stuart joins Vincent and Dickson to talk about his sequel to Ignorance, a book called Failure, which seeks to make science more appealing by revealing its faults.

 

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TWiV 384: Agent 003, a view to a fish kill

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Apr 10, 2016


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove and Rich Condit

Guests: Nischay Mishra and Ian Lipkin

Nischay and Ian join the TWiVions to discuss mass die-offs of tilapia by a novel orthomyxo-like virus, Ian's editorial on the movie Vaxxed, and new vaccines to prevent dengue virus infections, including a human challenge model. 

 

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Weekly Science Picks

Rich - Dune by Frank Herbert
Alan - Adult vaccination video contest
Dickson - Ski town greenhouse
Vincent - Preprint servers: Force awakens or revenge of undead?

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Ken - Golden Mole Awards for Accidental Brilliance (list, video)
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TWiV 383: A zillion Zika papers and a Brazilian

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Apr 03, 2016


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Esper Kallas

Esper and the Merry TWiXters analyze the latest data on Zika virus and microcephaly in Brazil, and discuss publications on a mouse model for disease, infection of a fetus, mosquito vector competence, and the cryo-EM structure of the virus particle.

 

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Esper - The Chaos by G?rard Nolst Trenit? and HIV pathogenesis course
Alan - Science Kombat
Dickson - Four steps to wiping out a mosquito
Vincent - Public lacks information on Zika virus
Kathy - Zika virus cryo-EM structure video

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Justin - Culture-independent discovery of Archaeal virus
Melinda - Zika virus open research portal and Your body battles series

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TWiV 382: Everyone's a little bit viral

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Mar 27, 2016


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Nels Elde and Edward Chuong

Nels and Ed join the TWiV team to talk about their observation that regulation of the human interferon response depends on regulatory sequences that were co-opted millions of years ago from endogenous retroviruses.

 

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Nels - Don't Get Me Started - Matt Giorgianni
Alan - Sun's magnetic field (paper)
Dickson - Most realistic dinosaur terrifies
Vincent - Top secret!
Kathy - Zika virus risk for US 50 cities (paper)
Ed - Watching comb jellies poop

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Asal - Lost paper of Gregor Mendel
Dennis - PhysicsGirl
Jacob - Second (XKCD) and ACI blogger interview

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TWiV 381: Add viruses and Zimmer

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Mar 20, 2016


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Carl Zimmer

Carl Zimmer joins the TWiV team to talk about his career in science writing, the real meaning of copy-paste, science publishing, the value of Twitter, preprint servers, his thoughts on science outreach, and much more.

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Carl - Surprising benefit of viral DNA
Alan - Global ship traffic
Dickson - Music with 2000 marbles
Vincent - The whiteboard revolution
Kathy - How to interpret UK and American advisors
Rich - Carina Storrs, science writer

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TWiV 380: Viruses visible in le microscope photonique

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Mar 13, 2016


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVeroos deliver the weekly Zika Report, then talk about a cryoEM structure of a plant virus that reveals how the RNA genome is packaged in the capsid, and MIMIVIRE, a CRISPR-like defense system in giant eukaryotic viruses.

 

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Alan - Progression of Evolution
Dickson - Toddler dies of meningitis
Vincent - Gardasil ideology, not science
Kathy - The Noun Project
Rich - Physics Girl

Listener Pick

Mark - MyRadar app (iOS, Android)

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TWiV 379: A mouse divided

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Mar 06, 2016


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Scott Tibbetts

Scott Tibbetts joins the TWiVists to describe his work on the role of a herpesviral nocoding RNA in establishment of peripheral latency, and then we visit two last minute additions to the Zika virus literature.

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This episode is sponsored by 32nd Clinical Virology Symposium and Microbe Magazine Podcast 4:15, 1:05:25

Weekly Science Picks 1:42:45

Alan - Okeanos Explorer
Dickson - Rome Reborn
Vincent - Twitter Missing Manual
Scott - Best Science Images of 2015
Kathy - Space Travel Posters
Rich - GoISSWatch

Listener Pick

Peter - Antibiotics and the Problem of the Broken Market

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TWiV 378: Herpes plays DUBstep

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Feb 28, 2016


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Greg Smith and Mark Fuccio

Greg Smith joins the TWiVirate to reveal how his lab discovered a switch that controls herpesvirus neuroinvasion, and then we visit the week's news about Zika virus.

 

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This episode is sponsored by 32nd Clinical Virology Symposium and Microbe Magazine Podcast

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Science byline counting project
Dickson - Bill Nye on climate change
Vincent - Zdziarski's blog of things (Apple's motion to vacate)
Greg - Atlas, the next generation
Kathy - Sources of Chaco wood
Mark - How Dogs Love Us by Gregory Berns

Listener Pick

Bohdan - The real reason for brains

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TWiV 377: Chicken with a side of Zika

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Feb 21, 2016


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVniks review the past week's findings on Zika virus and microcephaly, and reveal a chicken protein that provides insight on the restriction of transmission of avian influenza viruses to humans.

 

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This episode is sponsored by 32nd Clinical Virology Symposium and Microbe Magazine Podcast

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - CDC vaccine quiz
Dickson - A telescope so powerful
Vincent - Virology Lectures 2016 (virology blogiTunes U)
Rich - Ion propulsion (Wiki)
Kathy - Spurious Correlations

Listener Pick

Johnye - Magellan telescope and van Egmond photograpy at Kids Should See This

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TWiV 376: The flavi of the month is Zika

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Feb 14, 2016


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Jeremy Luban

The TWiV team discusses the latest data on Zika virus, including ocular defects in infants with microcephaly, and isolation of the entire viral genome from fetal brain tissue.

 

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This episode is sponsored by 32nd Clinical Virology Symposium and ASM Microbe 2016

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - PhD Comics on gravitational waves
Dickson - 25 years of Hubble
Vincent - Amazon AWS TOS and Confirming Einstein
Rich - Mosquito mass production
Kathy - TileApp
Jeremy - IL17A and autism and The Perfect Theory by Pedro Ferreira

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TWiV 375: Zika and you will find

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Feb 07, 2016


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Carolyn CoyneHelen Lazear, and Jeremy Luban

The TWiVziks present everything you want to know about Zika virus, including association of infection with microcephaly and Guillain-Barr? syndrome, transmission, epidemiology, and much more.

 

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This episode is sponsored by 32nd Clinical Virology Symposium and ASM Grant Writing Webinar

Weekly Science Picks 1:50:45

Alan - Jetstream Online School for Weather
Vincent - New virus watercolors from Michele Banks (onetwo)
Rich - The Mad Virologist (Facebookblog)
Kathy - Orcas in Antarctica
Jeremy - Pardis Sabeti on TED
Helen - Science Valentines
Carolyn - Three letter word missing from Zika warnings

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TWiV 374: Discordance in B

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jan 31, 2016


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVniks consider the role of a cell enzyme that removes a protein linked to the 5'-end of the picornavirus genome, and the connection between malaria, Epstein-Barr virus, and endemic Burkitt's lymphoma.

 

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This episode is sponsored by 32nd Clinical Virology Symposium and ASM Grant Writing Webinar

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Indoor skydiving
Vincent - Cancer Virus by Crawford, Johannessen, and Rickinson
Rich - Wit
Kathy - The Only Woman in the Room by Eileen Pollack
D
ickson - Show everyone your clinical data

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TWiV 373: The distinguished virology career of Julius S. Youngner

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jan 24, 2016


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Julius S. Youngner

Vincent speaks with Julius about his long career in virology, including his crucial work as part of the team at the University of Pittsburgh that developed the Salk inactivated poliovirus vaccine.

 

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TWiV 372: Latent viral tendencies

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jan 17, 2016


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiV-osphere introduces influenza D virus, virus-like particles encoded in the wasp genome which protect its eggs from caterpillar immunity, and a cytomegalovirus protein counters a host restriction protein that prevents establishment of latency.

 

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This episode is sponsored by ASM Grant Writing Webinar and ASM Biodefense

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Go viral
Vincent - 3D virus popsicles (3ders, dangerous popsicles)
Rich - Galileo thermometer
Kathy - Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe

Listener Picks

Christiane - Using PowerPoint to shine

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TWiV 371: Sympathy for the devil

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jan 10, 2016


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVologists discuss the finding of a second transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils, and development of new poliovirus strains for the production of inactivated vaccine in the post-eradication era.

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This episode is sponsored by ASM Grant Writing Webinar and ASM Biodefense

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Skyfaring by Mark Vanhoenacker
Vincent - Your Cells. Their Research. Your permission?
Rich - NASA UV photos of the sun
Kathy - Aurora bike lights
Dickson - Unfilled vials

Listener Picks

Kevin - John Oliver on nutritional supplements
Jim - Tour of Australian synchrotron

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TWiV 370: Ten out of 15

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jan 03, 2016


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVomics review ten captivating virology stories from 2015.

Ten virology stories from 2015

This episode is sponsored by ASM Microbe and ASM Biodefense

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Scientifics online
Vincent - Giant squid in Tokyo Harbor
Kathy - A Year of Sky

Listener Picks

Daniel - Paper Life
Stephen - How to deal with science denialists
Venkat - Kabisa

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TWiV 369: Camel runny noses and other JNK

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Dec 27, 2015


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

A swarm of virologists discusses testing of a MERS coronavirus vaccine for camels, and how a neuronal stress pathway reactivates herpes simplex virus.

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This episode is sponsored by Clinical Virology Symposium

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - SpaceX Falcon 9 landing
Vincent - Scientists: Engage the public! and Lego contest winners
Kathy - Google Ngram viewer

Listener Picks

Dennis - Americapox: The missing plague
Mark - WeatherSpark and Quasispecies theory

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TWiV 368: Infected, you will be

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Dec 20, 2015


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

A plaque of virologists explores the biology of Zika virus and recent outbreaks, and the contribution of a filamentous bacteriophage to the development of biofilms.

Links for this episode

This episode is sponsored by Clinical Virology Symposium and ASM Microbe

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Twelve days of norovirus
Vincent - This Week in Evolution
Rich - In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides
Kathy - Kajanjian lecture on Frederick Novy and Milestones ceremony at UM

Listener Picks

Peter - What if anti-vax, anti-science movement won?
Stephen - Scandalous origin of vaccines
Pritesh - Absurd way of doing business

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TWiV 367: Two sides to a Coyne

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Dec 13, 2015


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

Guests: Carolyn Coyne and Coyne Drummond

Two Coynes join the TWiV overlords to explain their three-dimensional culture model of polarized intestinal cells for studying enterovirus infection.

 

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This episode is sponsored by ASM Microbe

Weekly Science Picks

Kathy - Tardigrade genome sequence (video)
Alan - Antibiotic action nonprofit group
Vincent - Ex Machina and genome editing moratorium
Rich - Launch photography by Ben Cooper
Kathy - HIV life cycle in video (paper)
Dickson - 2015 Nobel Lectures Physiology or Medicine
Carolyn - Metapneumovirus entry

Listener Picks

Tom - Global host-pathogen database
Trudy - Madame Curie by Eve Curie

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TWiV 366: Doctorates down under

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Dec 06, 2015


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Carla Giles, Zoe Dyson, Brianna McLean, and Caitlin O'Brien

In Melbourne, Australia, Vincent speaks with four PhD students about their research projects and what it's like to get a doctorate down under.

Video of this episode: view at YouTube

 

This episode is sponsored by ASM Microbe and ASM Biodefense.

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TWiV 365: Blood, feuds, and a foodborne disease

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Nov 29, 2015


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

For a TWiV Thanksgiving, Vincent, Alan, and Kathy trace the feud over genome editing, a new virus discovered in human blood, and the origins of hepatitis A virus.

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This episode is sponsored by ASM MicrobeASM Biodefense, and the 32nd Clinical Virology Symposium. (1:101:18:30)

Weekly Science Picks 1:36:30

Kathy - Tardigrade genome sequence (video)
Alan - XKCD on Gates polio eradication site
Vincent - Lifting the Impenetrable Veil by Charles Calisher

Listener Picks

Judi - Jennifer Doudna's Ted Talk
Ramon - Map of the Sky

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TWiV 364: It's not SARS 2.0

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Nov 22, 2015


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Ralph Baric and Vineet Menachery

Vincent, Rich, and Kathy speak with Ralph and Vineet about their research on the potential of SARS-like bat coronaviruses  to infect human cells and cause disease in mice.

 

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This episode is sponsored by Mt. Sinai Department of Microbiology (2:10)ASM Education (33:25), and the 32nd Clinical Virology Symposium (1:51:30)

Timestamps by Jennifer. Thanks!

Weekly Science Picks 1:53:00

Kathy - California Dept of Public Health
Rich - Leafy greens on space station
Vincent - Mechanical keyboards and TWiV on Perfect your podcast

Listener Picks

Jesse - Networking for Nerds by Alaina G. Levine
Russell - Worldmapper

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TWiV 363: Eat flu and dyad

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Nov 15, 2015


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVers reveal influenza virus replication in the ferret mammary gland and spread to a nursing infant, and selection of transmissible influenza viruses in the soft palate.

 

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This episode is sponsored by Mt. Sinai Department of MicrobiologyASM Education, and ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Conference

Timestamps by Jennifer. Thanks!

Weekly Science Picks 1:29:00

Kathy - Insect gears
Alan - Bye, Bye, Ebola
Rich - Hedy Lamarr
Vincent - Should we resurrect extinct species?

Listener Picks

Jennie - Bye, Bye, Ebola
Peter - Epidemics on edX

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TWiV 362: Gotta catch 'em all

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Nov 08, 2015


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

With their usual verve, the virus virtuosos illuminate a new method to identify all the viral nucleic acids in a sample, and regulation of viral gene expression by codon usage. 

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This episode is sponsored by ASM Education: ASM MOOC 5:45

Timestamps by Jennifer. Thanks!

Weekly Science Picks 1:39:20

Kathy - Adam Savage, Andy Weir and Chris Hadfield talk about The Martian
Alan - Project Apollo photo archive - and video

Rich - Watch A Bowling Ball And Feather Falling In A Vacuum
Dickson - California drought
Vincent - Does AAAS care about Ebola anymore?

Listener Picks

Anonymous - Lives saved by vaccination
Paul - Science articles: A guide
Judi - How a virus invades your body

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TWiV 361: Zombie viruses on the loose

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Nov 01, 2015


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Rich Condit

The TWiVsters discuss Frederick Novy's return from retirement to recover a lost rat virus, and evidence for persistence of Ebolavirus in semen.

 

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This episode is sponsored by ASM Education: ASM MOOC 3:50

Weekly Science Picks 1:27:05

Alan - Sticky
Rich - Arthur C. Clarke predicts the Internet (so did Vannevar Bush)
Dickson - Nikon Small World Photomicrography winners
Vincent - Pat Schloss on microbiome initiative

Listener Picks

Awkward Skeptic - 16 year old wins Google prize for detecting Ebolavirus

Timestamps by Jennifer. Thanks!

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TWiV 360: From Southeastern Michigan

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Oct 25, 2015


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Michael ImperialeAdam Lauring, and Akira Ohno

Vincent visits the University of Michigan where he and Kathy speak with Michael, Adam, and Akira about polyomaviruses, virus evolution, and virus assembly, on the occasion of naming the department of Microbiology & Immunology a Milestones in Microbiology site.

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Weekly Science Picks 1:27:30

Kathy - Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage Lego #1 and #2 and Ada Lovelace Day
Vincent - MiSciWriters

Listener Picks

Junio - XKCD marks the spot
Kari - Spoonflower

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TWiV 359: A Blossom by any other name

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sat, Oct 17, 2015


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Blossom Damania

Vincent speaks with Blossom about her laboratory's research on Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus, including how it transforms cells, the switch between lytic and latent replication, and its interaction with the innate immune system of the host.

 

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TWiV 358: Virology and proteomics with Ileana Cristea

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Oct 11, 2015


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Ileana Cristea

Vincent meets up with Ileana at Princeton University to talk about how her laboratory integrates molecular virology, mass spectrometry-based proteomics, and bioinformatics to unravel the interplay between virus and host.

 

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TWiV 357: Mistletoe on the Tree of Life

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Oct 04, 2015


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Jens Kuhn

Jens joins the TWiVomics to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of viral taxonomy, including its history and evolution, how viruses are ordered, and why T. rex was classified without having a living isolate.

 

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Timestamps by Jennifer. Thanks!

Weekly Science Picks 56:30, 2:07:15

Alan - The Jefferson Grid
RichSummer of Science
Kathy - Bill Nye dances The Click
Dickson - The Martian
Jens - How I Killed Pluto, Life in Our Phage World, Why the Seahorse Tail is Square
Vincent - Does the public trust science? (videos, summaries)

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TWiV 356: Got viruses?

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Sep 27, 2015


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Stephanie Neal

Stephanie joins the super professors to discuss the gut virome of children with serious malnutrition, caterpillar genes acquired from parasitic wasps, and the effect of adding chemokines to a simian immunodeficiency virus DNA vaccine.

 

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Weekly Science Picks 1:18:35, 1:45:30

Alan - Plates from Hooke's Micrographia
RichThe Wright Brothers by David McCullough
Kathy - Spore evaporation-driven engines (video and article)
Dickson - Color variations of Pluto and Lunar total eclipse
Stephanie - The science of moldy cheese by Carl Zimmer
Vincent - But Why?

Listener Pick of the Week

Reed - The Bench Warmers Podcast

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TWiV 355: Baby's first virome

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Sep 20, 2015


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiV team considers the effect of a Leishmaniavirus on the efficacy of drug treatment, and the human fecal virome and microbiome in twins during early infancy.

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This episode is sponsored by ASMGAP 5:00

Timestamps by Jennifer. Thanks!

Weekly Science Picks 1:42:20

Alan - Vexed Muddler store
Rich - Ivanpah Solar Power Facility
Kathy - The real Kermit
Dickson - Animal Portraits
Vincent - Adventures of the Regatjes, Vaccines by Susan Nasif

Listener Pick of the Week

Jacob - Great Wall of China keeps rabbits out

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TWiV 354: The cat in the HAART

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Sep 13, 2015


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The esteemed doctors of TWiV review a new giant virus recovered from the Siberian permafrost, why influenza virus gain of function experiments are valuable, and feline immunodeficiency virus. 

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This episode is sponsored by ASMGAP

Timestamps by Jennifer. Thanks!

Weekly Science Picks 1:40:40

Alan - Experience Curiosity
Rich - Primrose School
Kathy - Egg drop solutions
Dickson - Dragonflies by Pieter van Dokkum
Vincent - NASA guide to air-filtering houseplants

Listener Pick of the Week

Amir - Publons (Nature article)

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TWiV 353: STING and the antiviral police

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Sep 06, 2015


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVniacs discuss twenty-eight years of poliovirus shedding by an immunodeficient patient, and packaging of the innate cytoplasmic signaling molecule cyclic GMP-AMP in virus particles.

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This episode is sponsored by ASMGAP 3:10

Timestamps by Jennifer. Thanks!

Weekly Science Picks 1:27:50

Alan - Miniature calendar
Kathy - Dr. Brainlove (prologuev. 2.0,  IndieGoGo)
Dickson - The Ph.D. Movie
Vincent - Ghostery

Listener Pick of the Week

Ramon - Children die
Chris - ASMLive at ICAAC/ICC

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TWiV 352: Science art with Michele Banks

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Aug 30, 2015


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Michele Banks

Vincent meets up with Michele Banks in Washington, DC to discuss her career as a creator of science-themed art.

 

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TWiV 351: The dengue code

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Aug 23, 2015


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The Masters of the ScienTWIVic Universe discuss a novel poxvirus isolate from an immunosuppressed patient, H1N1 and the gain-of-function debate, and attenuation of dengue virus by recoding the genome.

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Genetic roulette
Rich
 - The Huntington
Kathy - Simulated vomiting machine (video)
Dickson - Last Cassini Saturn flyby
Vincent - Decaying Still Life (YouTube)

Listener Pick of the Week

Ken - Cave meterology (Times, Nature)

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TWiV 350: Viral gene therapy with Katherine High

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Aug 16, 2015


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Katherine A. High

Vincent speaks with Katherine High about her career and her work on using viral gene therapy to treat inherited disorders.

This episode is drawn from one of twenty-six video interviews with leading scientists who have made significant contributions to the field of virology, part of the new edition of the textbook Principles of Virology.

 

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TWiV 349: One ring to vaccinate them all

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Aug 09, 2015


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Rich Condit

Vincent, Alan and Rich explain how to make a functional ribosome with tethered subunits, and review the results of a phase III VSV-vectored Ebolavirus vaccine trial in Guinea.

 

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This episode is sponsored by ASM GAP

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Above and Beyond
Rich
 - DSCOVR (Dark moon side crossing Earth)
Vincent - Stuxnet virus (WiredYouTube)

Listener Pick of the Week

Konrad - Stated Clearly

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TWiV 348: Chicken shift

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Aug 02, 2015


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit

Vincent and Rich discuss fruit fly viruses, one year without polio in Nigeria, and a permissive Marek's disease viral vaccine that allows transmission of virulent viruses.

 

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This episode is sponsored by ASM GAP

Weekly Science Picks

Rich - Swan-Ganz catheter (Wikivideo)
Vincent - Mobile DNA III

Listener Pick of the Week

Kevin - Synthetic prions

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