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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 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.

Links for this episode

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.

Links for this episode

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.

Links for this episode

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.

Links for this episode

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.

Links for this episode

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.

Links for this episode

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.

Links for this episode

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. 

Links for this episode

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.

Links for this episode

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.

Links for this episode

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.

Links for this episode

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.

Links for this episode

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.

Links for this episode

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.

Links for this episode

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.

Links for this episode

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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.

Links for this episode

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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.

Links for this episode

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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.

Links for this episode

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.

Links for this episode

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.

Links for this episode:

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.

Links for this episode:

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 RAuthor: acaniello
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.

Links for this episode:

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.

Links for this episode:

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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TWiV 216: Processing VIRALGUUAACACCAGRNA

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jan 20, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Alan, Rich, and Kathy resume the virology 101 series with a discussion of RNA capping, splicing, and export.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Rich - Linus Pauling's explanation of science (YouTube)
Alan - Underwater experiments
Kathy - I'm a virus (YouTube)
Vincent - Stem cells (Bizarro Comics)

Listener Pick of the Week

Tom - The President's Analyst
D
anielle - Overly honest methods (HuffPost and ASBMB Today)

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TWiV 215: Illuminating rabies and unwrapping a SARI

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


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Alan, and Kathy review the finding that rabies virus infection alters but does not kill neurons, and provide an update on the novel coronavirus in the Middle East.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - I'm a Scientist - The Film
Kathy - Humorous units of measurement (Wikipedia)
Vincent - Open access must enable open use (Nature)

Listener Pick of the Week

Tarwin - Plague Inc.

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TWiV 214: This is your brain on polyomavirus

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Mon, Jan 07, 2013


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloRich Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Alan, and Kathy discuss how coagulation factor X binding to adenovirus activates the innate immune system, and a novel polyomavirus associated with brain tumors in raccoons.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Parasite of the Day
Kathy - Tour of International Space Station
Vincent - Earth as Art

Listener Pick of the Week

Robin - Angell on Big Pharma
Michael - Flu jokes
Jim - Database of Ted talksDownloadable Ted Talks

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TWiV 213: Not bad for a hobby

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Dec 30, 2012


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloRich ConditAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

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

Twelve virology stories from 2012:

  1. H5N1 (TWiV 190182177173168)
  2. Polymorphisms that control susceptibility (TWiV 175180)
  3. New virus receptors (TWiV 166210)
  4. XMRV: Last nail in the coffin (TWiV special)
  5. Polio eradication troubles in Pakistan (NY Times onetwothreevirology blog)
  6. Biomedical research crisis (TWiV 208184189194)
  7. Polydnaviruses in parasitoid wasps (TWiV 179)
  8. Carolyn Coyne’s placental barrier story (TWiV 193)
  9. Touring NEIDL (TWiV 200)
  10. Epidemiology (TWiV 169178)
  11. A good year for virus hunting (173183, 195196198199204)
  12. Pox accordion (TWiV 198)

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Rich - Our Mr. Sun (IMDB entry) (wiki)
Alan - PubReader from NCBI announcement and instructions
Kathy - Popular Mechanics 110 picks for the next 110 years
Vincent - 366 days: Nature's 10

Listener Pick of the Week

Matt - The flu vaccine controversy

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TWiV Special: Ignorance with Stuart Firestein

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sat, Dec 29, 2012


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Stuart Firestein

Vincent and Stuart discuss why ignorance - all of what we don't know, and even what we don't know we don't know - is the driving force of science.

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TWiV 212: Apocalypse TWiV 122112 212

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Mon, Dec 24, 2012


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloRich ConditAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVerers answer listener email about genetically modified chickens, a hendra vaccine for horses, online education, curing color blindness, Roosevelt and polio, Th cells, and much more.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Rich - Overview
Alan - Notes towards the complete works of Shakespeare
Kathy - Correlation vs. Causation (#1#2#3)
Vincent - Periodically inspired

Listener Pick of the Week

Mark - Life of a Nature paper
Ricardo - Things don't go viral

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TWiV 211: Viruses r us

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Dec 16, 2012


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloRich ConditAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiV four discuss an mRNA-based influenza vaccine, and a phage tubulin that forms a filamentous array in the host cell that is needed for positioning viral DNA.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Rich - Ocean Global Shark Tracker
Alan - The Field Book Project
Kathy - How to manipulate an army of zombies
Vincent - Science sculpture

Listener Pick of the Week

Stephen - WEHI.TV

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TWiV 210: Bond, covalent bond

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Dec 09, 2012


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloRich ConditDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

The complete TWiV team reviews identification of the cell receptor for hepatitis B and D viruses, and the cell enzyme that cleaves the genome-linked protein from picornaviral RNA.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Rich - Vendée Globe
Dickson - Earth at night
Alan - Trophée Jules Verne
Kathy - Science cookies
Vincent - Trilobite Glassworks

Listener Pick of the Week

Ken - Spanish flu pandemic model (teacher's guide)
Jim - Santa Cruz Science Communication Program (also see SHERP)

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TWiV 209: When the virus hits the fans

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Dec 02, 2012


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Dickson, Alan, and Kathy answer listener email about deformed wing virus, West Nile virus, FluMist, influenza in Canada, viruses and the tree of life, and more.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Dickson - Cassini web site and Mars reconnaissance orbiter
Alan - OneZoom Tree of Life
Kathy - Viral tumor suppressor structure (Cell)
Vincent
 - Spot the Station

Listener Pick of the Week

Ricardo - Once upon a time: The possible story of viruses
Jim - EncodemyIDPExperiment Reproduction podcasts
Mark - MoMath

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TWiV 208: The biomedical research crisis with Jon Yewdell

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Nov 25, 2012


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Jon Yewdell

Vincent and is joined by special guest Jon Yewdell to discuss solutions for ending the current crisis in American biomedical research.

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TWiV 207: Silk sheets and viral infidelity

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Mon, Nov 19, 2012


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveMatt Frieman, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Alan, Matt, and Kathy review the use of silk to stabilize antibiotics and a viral vaccine, and an impaired-fidelity vaccine against SARS coronavirus.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Matt - Virus-associated pyramids (slide #11)
Alan - Similarities of wave behavior (YouTube)
Kathy - The glass transition
Vincent
 - US cattle country in uproar at virus lab plans (BBC)

Listener Pick of the Week

Ricardo - Blackawton bees and Science is for everyone (TED)
Tony - Biophilia by Bjork

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TWiV #206 - Viral turducken

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Nov 11, 2012


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveDickson Despommier, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Alan, Dickson, and Kathy discuss how the innate immune response to viral infection influences the production of pluripotent stem cells, and the diverse mobilome of giant viruses.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Locust by Jeffery A. Lockwood
Dickson - Nikon Small World Contest 2012
Kathy - Influenza Encyclopedia
Vincent
 - Dengue fever sweeps India (NY Times)

Listener Pick of the Week

Allison - Fred Guterl on The Daily Show

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TWiV 205: Genetic conflict with Harmit Malik

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Thu, Oct 25, 2012


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Harmit Malik

Vincent is joined by special guest Harmit Malik to discuss his work on the evolution of genetic conflict.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Vincent - Candidates' answers to science questions

Listener Pick of the Week

Steve - Mural of Henrietta Lacks story (Microsoft Silverlight required)

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TWiV 204: M m m my corona

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Oct 21, 2012


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveMatt Frieman, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Alan, Matt and Kathy review isolation of a new coronavirus from two patients in the Middle East, and expansion of the enteric virome during simian AIDS.

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Map of the Wind
Matt - Dark Side of the EarthInsensitive guide to thriving in your Ph.D.Gary Vanerchuck (YouTube)
Kathy - How much does a shadow weigh? and Slinky drop answer
Vincent
 - A Parasite's ParasitesAll the cool kids are on arXiv

Listener Pick of the Week

Nissin - Jungle Jim (1948)

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TWiV 203 - Mark Challberg, a cold room kind of guy

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Oct 14, 2012


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloRich Condit, and Mark Challberg

Vincent and Rich meet up with Mark Challberg to talk about his scientific career studying viral DNA replication, and his transition to an NIH Program Officer.

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Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Rich - Mattel Hot Wheels Curiosity Rover
Vincent
 - Should H5N1 Moratorium End?

Listener Pick of the Week

Claudio - DIY lab equipment (Ars Technica) and DIY Bio

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TWiV 202 - Huskers go viral

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Oct 07, 2012


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloT. Jack MorrisJames Van Etten, and Charles Wood

Vincent travels to the University of Nebraska to meet with members of the Nebraska Center for Virology and discuss their work on algal viruses, plant viruses, HIV and Kaposi's sarcoma herpesvirus.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Charles - Rhabdovirus associated with hemorrhagic fever (PLoS Path)
Vincent
 - Bacteriophage graffiti (jpg)

Listener Pick of the Week

Bob - Remembering Penny Pinneo
Janet - Penn and Teller on vaccinations (YouTube)

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TWiV 201: Rabid about viruses

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Sep 30, 2012


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Alan, Rich, and Kathy answer reader email about rabies, xenotransplantation, poliovirus, Ph.D. programs, mosquitoes, and much more.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Wallace Online
Rich - World Rabies Day
Kathy - Yo-yos in space
Dickson - The Art in Science
Vincent
 - The Podcasters Studio

Listener Pick of the Week

Wink - DuckDuckGo
Josh - Introduction to Solid State Chemistry

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TWiV 200: Threading the NEIDL

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Sep 23, 2012


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich ConditElke MühlbergerPaul Duprex, and Ron Corley

Vincent, Alan, and Rich celebrate the 200th episode of TWiV by visiting the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories at Boston University Medical Center, where they meet with Elke, Paul, and Ron to talk about building and working in a BSL4 facility.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Dance your Ph.D.
Rich - Angel of Death by Gareth Williams
Vincent
 - Why herpesvirus is good for you (Virgin lab)

Listener Pick of the Week

Luis - VBORNET maps

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TWiV 200: Threading the NEIDL (video version)

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Sep 23, 2012


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich ConditElke MühlbergerPaul Duprex, and Ron Corley

Vincent, Alan, and Rich celebrate the 200th episode of TWiV by visiting the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories at Boston University Medical Center, where they meet with Elke, Paul, and Ron to talk about building and working in a BSL4 facility.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Dance your Ph.D.
Rich - Angel of Death by Gareth Williams
Vincent
 - Why herpesvirus is good for you (Virgin lab)

Listener Pick of the Week

Luis - VBORNET maps

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TWiV Special: A paradigm for pathogen de-discovery

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Tue, Sep 18, 2012


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and W. Ian Lipkin

Vincent and Ian review a multicenter blinded analysis which finds no association between chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis and XMRV or polytropic murine leukemia virus.

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TWiV 199: Of mice, ticks, and pigs

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Sep 16, 2012


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Alan, Rich, and Kathy discuss recent outbreaks of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in Yosemite National Park and novel swine-origin influenza in the US midwest, and isolation of the Heartland virus from two patients in Missouri with severe febrile illness.

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Insane in the Chromatophores (Vimeo)
Rich - Golden Goose Awards
Kathy - Euler's Disk (YouTube)
Vincent
 - Ignorance: How it Drives Science by Stuart Firestein

Listener Pick of the Week

Adam - Leigh Van Valen

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TWiV 198: Pox has got a squeeze-box, seals are gonna sneeze all night

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Sep 02, 2012


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Alan, Rich, and Kathy review fatal avian influenza virus in harbor seals, and poxvirus deployment of genomic accordions to counter antiviral defenses.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Getting Better: 200 Years of Medicine
Rich - Khan Academy
Kathy - Vi Hart
Vincent
 - Tweet Keeper

Listener Pick of the Week

Diane - The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe
Stephen - Amateur Micrography

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TWiV 197: Cloning HeLa cells with Professor Philip I Marcus

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Aug 26, 2012


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Philip I. Marcus

Vincent travels to the University of Connecticut to meet up with Professor Philip I. Marcus to discuss his development of the single cell cloning technique in the early 1950s.

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TWiV 196: An arena for snakes

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Aug 19, 2012


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich ConditDickson DespommierKathy SpindlerMark Stenglein, and Joseph DeRisi

The TWiVites meet with Mark Stenglein and Joseph DeRisi to discuss their discovery of a novel arenavirus in snakes with inclusion body disease.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Mark - The Slow Mo Guys (Fly eats fly)
Dickson - 
I'm being eaten by a boa constrictor by Shel Silverstein
Alan - 
MMWR: First 30 years online
Rich - Giant python in Everglades and California Academy of Sciences
Kathy - Darwin finch genome sequence
Vincent
 - Microbiology at Mt. Sinai

Listener Pick of the Week

Renato - Security Now podcast
Robin - The Weather
Chad - Rare protozoan from sludge (ScienceDaily)

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TWiV 195: They did it in the hot tub

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Aug 12, 2012


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich ConditDickson Despommier, and Ken Stedman

The complete TWiV team meets with Ken Stedman to discuss the discovery in Boiling Spring Lake of a DNA virus with the capsid of an RNA virus.

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Weekly Science Picks

Ken - The Edge of Life trailer and Facebook page
Dickson - 
The Cognitive Style of Powerpoint by Edward Tufte
Alan - 
SEMs of insects and spiders via Steve Gschmeissner
Rich - Curiosity Has Landed (Wiki mission summary)
Vincent
 - Curiosity's Seven Minutes of Terror (YouTube)

Listener Pick of the Week

Lance - The Vaccine Confidence Project and Immune response video (YouTube)
Anat - Beautiful Science

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TWiV 194: Five postdocs in North America

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Mon, Aug 06, 2012


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMatthew Daugherty, Jondavid deJong, Helen Lazear, Stefan Oliver, and Cara Pager.

Vincent returns to Madison, Wisconsin and meets with postdocs to discuss their science and their careers.

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TWiV 193: Live at ASV in Madison

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jul 29, 2012


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloRich ConditCarolyn Coyne, and Sara Sawyer

Vincent, Rich, Carolyn, and Sara recorded TWiV at the 31st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Virology in Madison, where they discussed genetic conflict between viral and human genes, and how the placenta protects the fetus against viral infection.

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Weekly Science Picks

Rich - Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson
Vincent
 - Biochemistry Revealed

Listener Pick of the Week

Matlock - The BioDigital Human
Matt - Scientists create jellyfish from rat cells

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TWiV 192: Viral tertulia

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jul 22, 2012


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Rich Condit

Vincent, Alan, and Rich answer listener email about bioinformatics, insects, influenza, laboratory classes, commensalism, reproducibility of data, and more.

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - The Microbial Olympics (supplementary information)
Rich - PharmaJet needle free injection system
Vincent
 - Microbes and Evolution by Roberto Kolter and Stanley Maloy (paperback and Kindle)

Listener Pick of the Week

Varun - Agile Gene by Matt Ridley
Sizun - Plague Inc
Ricardo - TED-ED
Kristopher - Ed Yong on Econtalk

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TWiV 191: When two rights make a wrong

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jul 15, 2012


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Nissin Moussatche

Nissin joins the TWiV crew to discuss an outbreak of lethal disease among Cambodian children, and recombination among attenuated herpesvirus vaccines leading to pathogenic viruses.

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Alan - H5N1 genetic changes inventory
Rich - Mythbusters: Diet Coke and Mentos (YouTube channel)
Nissin - 
The Pox and the Covenant by Tony Williams, and Tired of War by Tereza Batista
Vincent
 - FAQ: The 'snake bite' portion of your thesis defense

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Gopal - All's not fair in science and publishing
Luis - The Origin of AIDS by Jacques Pepin (Nature review)
Sven - Visualizing information flow in science

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TWiV 190: The second ferret of the Apocalypse

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jul 01, 2012


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Alan, and Kathy review selection of influenza H5N1 viruses that can transmit among ferrets by aerosol.

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Kathy - Wind map
Vincent
 - The A-Z of Epidemiology (YouTube)

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Kristoffer - How to read a paper
Neva - Electricity from viruses

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TWiV 189: Five postdocs in Glasgow

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jun 24, 2012


Vincent returns to the Centre for Virus Research at the University of Glasgow and meets with postdocs to discuss their science and their careers.

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TWiV 188 - Haggis, single malt, and viruses

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Fri, Jun 15, 2012


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMassimo PalmariniJohn MacLauchlanEmma Thomson, and Hande Harmanci.

Vincent travels to Scotland to meet with members of the Centre for Virus Research at the University of Glasgow to discuss their work on hepatitis C virus and jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus.

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Vincent - Microbe art

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Judi - Cell Imaging (Mac App Store)



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TWiV 187: The mummy

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Mon, Jun 11, 2012


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit

Vincent and Rich discuss recovery of a hepatitis B viral genome from a 16th century Korean mummy, and personal omics profiling of an individual over a 14 month period.

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Rich - The Checklist by Atul Gawande
Vincent - Artologica

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David - Cracking your genetic code (Nova)
Josh - The nuclearization of biology is a threat to health and security (pdf)

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TWiV 186: From Buda to stump grinding

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Jun 03, 2012


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit

The TWiV chiefs tackle reader email about how to pronounce Buda, Texas, grinding tree stumps, and much more.

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Alan - World Wide Lightning Location Network
Rich - Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Vincent - The Ocelloid

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lafrenchfille - whatshouldwecallgradschool
Neva - Antiviral drugs by Carl Zimmer
Sergio - APSnet

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TWiV 185: Dead parrots and live Wildcats

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, May 27, 2012


Vincent visits with members of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Northwestern University School of Medicine to discuss their work on herpesviruses and parainfluenzaviruses.

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Sarah - Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History by Florence Williams
Andrew - The Strangest Man by Graham Farmelo
Vincent - Gates Grand Challenges in Global Health awards

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Ed - Pursuit of Light (YouTube); MRC Biomedical Picture of the DayIt's okay to be smart

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