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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 donít 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 weíve had a few guests. Our goal for 2009 is to bring even more guests to TWiV.


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TWiV 333: Naturally curious chimeras

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Apr 19, 2015


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Ben Fensterheim, Megan Freeman, Bobak Parang, and Meredith Rogers

Vincent returns to Vanderbilt University and meets up with Ben, Megan, Bobak, and Meredith to learn about life in the Medical Scientist Training Program.

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TWiV 332: Vanderbilt virology

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Apr 12, 2015


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Seth Bordenstein, James Crowe, and Mark Denison

Vincent visits Vanderbilt University and meets up with Seth, Jim, and Mark to talk about their work on a virus of Wolbachia, anti-viral antibodies, and coronaviruses.

 

Links for this episode

  • SARS-CoV¬†error correction¬†(PLoS Path) 19:00
  • Marburg virus neutralization by a human antibody (Cell¬†one¬†and¬†two) 56:35
  • Phage WO,¬†Wolbachia¬†and¬†Drosophila¬†(Peer J) 1:02:00
  • Seth's blog¬†Symbionticism¬†1:31:30
  • Seth on¬†Twitter
  • Video of this episode: view at¬†YouTube

Timestamps by Jennifer. Thank you!

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TWiV 331: Why is this outbreak different from all other outbreaks?

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sun, Apr 05, 2015


The TWiV team discusses the possible association of the respiratory pathogen enterovirus D68 with neurological disease.

This episode is sponsored by SciMed Solutions and ASM Education.

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Timestamps by Jennifer. Thank you!

Weekly Science Picks 1:53:50

Alan - OU0POLIO ham radio special event station (on air reports)
Rich - Crane building itself (YouTube)
Kathy - Vaccine heroes LEGO project
Dickson - Life at the limits
Vincent - Emperor of all Maladies film and Conference gender balance

Listener Pick of the Week

Jake - Designing useful microbes

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TWiV 330: A swinging gate

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


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

The TWiVers explain how a protein platform assists the hepatitis C virus RNA polymerase to begin the task of making viral genomes.

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Timestamps by Jennifer. Thank you!

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - X-Flare 2.1 captured
Rich - Volvo ocean race drops research buoys (YouTube)
Kathy - Nature double-blind peer review
Dickson - Largest cave in the world
Vincent - New program for early-career scientists

Listener Pick of the Week

Michael - Space Engine and Kerbal Space Program
Varun CN - Incognito by David Eagleman

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TWiV 329: Pox in the balance

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


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

The TWiV team reviews identification of immune biomarkers in CFS/ME patients, and how a cell nuclease controls the innate immune response to vaccinia virus infection.

Links for this episode

Timestamps by Jennifer. Thank you!

Weekly Science Picks 1:35:10

Alan - NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory video
Rich - Mutagenic chain reaction (Video: Genome editing with CRISPR)
Kathy - Science Ambassadors Program
Dickson - Street Art
Vincent - End Polio Now

Listener Pick of the Week

Ross - Three PhD Comics on Nature vs Science (one, two, three)
Ricardo - Demographic Party Trick

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TWiV 328: Lariat tricks in 3D

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


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

The TWiVocateurs discuss how the RNA polymerase of enteroviruses binds a component of the splicing machinery and inhibits mRNA processing.

 

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Positively Negative (PLoS One)
Rich - ISS assembly (YouTube)
Kathy - Ancient trees
Dickson - Carolyn Porco
Vincent - Tony Fauci on Ebola outbreak (YouTube)

Listener Pick of the Week

David - Shot by Shot
Judi - The Power of Herd Immunity

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TWiV 327: Does a gorilla shift in the woods?

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


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

The eTWiVicators review evidence that the HIV-1 group O epidemic began with a single cross-species transmission of virus from western lowland gorillas.

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - California bill to eliminate personal vaccine exemptions
Rich - Kepler observatory (Kepler-186f)
Kathy - USGS disease map
Dickson - Philosphy of Microbiology by Maureen O'Malley
Vincent - Nautilus

Listener Pick of the Week

Ken - Life in our phage world (online, book party); All about that base
Neal - Gilles van Cutsem at CROI
Ricardo - Flow hive

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TWiV 326: Giving HIV a flat tyr

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


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit

The sternutating TWiVers discuss preventing infection of cells and animals by a soluble CD4-CCR5 molecule that binds to HIV-1 virus particles.

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Toms River by Dan Fagin
Rich - Spin by Robert Charles
Vincent - FCC votes for net neutrality (ArsTechnica)

Listener Pick of the Week

Neal - Why doesn't everyone get the flu vaccine?
Fernando - Zombie Jonas Salk hunts idiots
Neva - Physicists in biology

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TWiV 325: Wildcats go viral

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


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Rollie Clem and Lorena Passarelli

Vincent visits the 'Little Apple' and speaks with Rollie and Lorena about their work on mosquito-born viruses and baculoviruses.

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TWiV 324: Viruses in the miR may appear more numerous

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


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

Guest: Lee Feinman

Lee joins the TWiV team to discuss the value of post-doctoral training, and how a cellular microRNA assists in the replication of hepatitis C virus.

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

Lee - Furthering America's Research and Upgoer five and six
Alan - 
Best snow shovel
Rich - Ripple tank
Kathy - Fractals
Dickson - World Press Photo Contest 2015
Vincent - What to do about antivax politicians and physicians

Listener Pick of the Week

Patricia - Future of Bioscience Graduate & Postdoc training
Paul - This is my son Griffin, and he may have measles

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TWiV 323: A skid loader full of viromes

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sat, Feb 07, 2015


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

The family TWiVidae discuss changes in the human fecal virome associated with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Sitesucker
Rich - Snake picked wrong dinner
Dickson - Sapporo Snow Festival
Vincent - Mapping NYC subway DNA

Listener Pick of the Week

Gretchen - Scientific way to cut a cake
Leslie - Principles of Virology, Second Edition

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TWiV 322: Postcards from the edge of the membrane

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


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

The TWiVodes answer listener email about hantaviruses, antivirals, H1N1 vaccine and narcolepsy, credibility of peer review, Bourbon virus, influenza vaccine, careers in virology, and much more.

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Boom by Tony Horowitz
Kathy - Octopus supermom
Dickson - Macrophotography
Vincent - Virology lectures 2015 (virology blog and YouTube)

Listener Pick of the Week

Paul - Illsville: Fight the Disease
Ramon - Vaccinate! Do it for the testicles
Sandra - Who can you trust?

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TWiV 321: aTRIP and a pause

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


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

Guest: Paul Duprex

Paul joins the TWiV team to discuss the current moratorium on viral research to alter transmission, range and resistance, infectivity and immunity, and pathogenesis.

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
Paul - Saving the lives of our dogs (blog post)
Kathy - New all-female Lego set
Dickson - Female storm-chaser
Vincent - Despommier Photo Art

Listener Pick of the Week

Jacob - Exaggeration in news and press releases (BMJ)
Peter - Quartet game (photos: one, two, three, four, five)

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TWiV 320: Retroviruses and cranberries

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


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: John Coffin

Vincent speaks with John Coffin about his career studying retroviruses, including working with Howard Temin, endogenous retroviruses, XMRV, chronic fatigue syndrome and prostate cancer, HIV/AIDS, and his interest in growing cranberries.

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TWiV 319: Breaking breakbone

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


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

The TWiVers review the outcomes of two recent phase 3 clinical trials of a quadrivalent dengue virus vaccine in Asia and Latin America.

 

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - The Toaster Project by Thomas Thwaites
Rich - SpaceX reusable rocket (SpaceX)
Kathy - Antarctica: A Year on Ice
Dickson - NHL Mumps outbreak and Hubble Andromeda image
Vincent - We the Microbiologist

Listener Pick of the Week

Neva - Mosquito earrings
Basel - Flu vaccine selection meeting

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TWiV 318: Last year in virology

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


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

The TWiV gang reviews ten fascinating, compelling, and riveting virology stories from 2014.

 

Ten virology stories of 2014

  • Ebola virus outbreak (TWiV¬†314,¬†309,¬†308,¬†307,¬†306,¬†305,¬†304,¬†303,¬†302,¬†298,¬†297,¬†283)
  • Directional uncoating of rhinovirus RNA (TWiV¬†267)
  • Pandemic pathogen controversy (TWiV¬†287)
  • Viral evolution (TWiV¬†275)
  • Borna virus inhibition by endogenous DNA (TWiV¬†303)
  • MERS-CoV in dromedary camels (TWiV¬†special, TWiV¬†287)
  • Oncolytic measles virus (TWiV¬†298)
  • Amazing norovirus findings (TWiV¬†312¬†and¬†313)
  • Toxin delivery to aphids (TWiV¬†272)
  • The Salk Legacy (TWiV¬†281)

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Mystery photos from CERN
Rich - Adam E. Cohen: Bringing bioelectricity to light
Kathy - Wired's top microbe stories of 2014
Dickson - Mouse joke
Vincent - The Science of Epidemics (Time Inc Special)

Listener Pick of the Week

Neva - Sir Bacteriophage
Sagi - An unboring polio documentary

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TWiV 317: Brazil goes viral

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


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Eurico Arruda, Gustavo Acrani, Cintia Bittar, Tatiana Domitrovic, and Suellen Galvino-Costa

On his second trip to Brazil, Vincent joins Eurico to speak with three young virologists, Gustavo, Cintia, Tatiana, and Suellen, about their work and their prospects for careers in science.

Video of this episode: view at YouTube

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TWiV 316: The enemy of my enemy is not my friend

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


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

Vincent, Alan, Rich and Kathy discuss how interleukin 10 modulation of Th17 helper cells contribute to alphavirus pathogenesis.

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

Alan - It came from the pond
Rich - Wanderers
Kathy - The Sense of Style by Steven Pinker
Vincent - Life in Our Phage World

Listener Pick of the Week

Fernando - Reality based?

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TWiV 315: Must be something in the water

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


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

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

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

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

Listener Pick of the Week

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

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TWiV 314: Einstein goes viral

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


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Kartik Chandran, Ganjam Kalpana, and Margaret Kielian

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

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

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


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit

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

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

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

Listener Pick of the Week

Simon - Relatively Prime
Mark - Giant Microbes

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TWiV 312: She sells B cells

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


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

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

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

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

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

Listener Pick of the Week

Alane - Health Map
Todd - Formaldehyde in vaccines

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TWiV 311: Bulldogs go viral

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


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Zhen Fu and Biao He

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

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TWiV 310: From bacteriophage to retroviruses with Ann Skalka

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


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Glenn Rall

Guest: Ann Skalka

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

 

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TWiV 309: Ebola email

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


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

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

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

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

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

Listener Pick of the Week

Paul - Tricks and Tools of Great Scientists
Yegor - Hardcore History
Amanda - Vaccine ingredients; Anti-vaxers damage; Minds of anti-vaxers

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TWiV 308: The Running Mad Professor

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


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Tom Solomon

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

 

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TWiV 307: Ebola aetiology

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


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Tara C. Smith

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

 

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

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

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

Listener Pick of the Week

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

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TWiV 306: This Week in Ebolavirus

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


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

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

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

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

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

Listener Pick of the Week

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

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TWiV 305: Rhymes with shinola

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


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

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

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

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Weekly Science Picks

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

Listener Pick of the Week

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

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TWiV 304: Given X, solve for EBOV

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


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

Guest: Jeff Shaman

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

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

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Weekly Science Picks

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

Listener Pick of the Week

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

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TWiV 303: Borna this way

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


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

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

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

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Weekly Science Picks

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

Listener Pick of the Week

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

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TWiV 302: The sky is falling

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


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

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

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Weekly Science Picks

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

Listener Pick of the Week

Kay - Landes Bioscience open access books

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TWiV 301: Marine viruses and insect defense

twiv@twiv.tv (Vincent Racaniello)Author: Vincent Racaniello
Sat, S 06,
ep 13:28:13 2014, +0000


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Carla Saleh and Curtis Suttle

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

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TWiV 300: So happy together

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


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

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

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Weekly Science Picks

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

Listener Pick of the Week

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

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TWiV 299: Rocky Mountain virology

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


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Marshall Bloom, Sonja Best, and Byron Caughey

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

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TWiV 298: MV-NIS de myelo

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


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

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

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Weekly Science Picks

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

Listener Pick of the Week

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

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TWiV 297: Ebola! Don't panic

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


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

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

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Weekly Science Picks

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

Listener Pick of the Week

Peter - Dr. Michael Saag interview by Dr. Virginia Campbell
David - PI Predictor (app, article, publication)

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TWiV 296: The real Batman, Linfa Wang

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

Guest: Linfa Wang

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

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TWiV 295: A nonslip grippe and Lassa's LAMP

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


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

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

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Weekly Science Picks

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

Listener Pick of the Week

Mark Martin - Average bacteriophage
Konrad - Scholarpedia

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

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


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

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

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Weekly Science Picks

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

Listener Pick of the Week

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

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TWiV 293: Virology Down Under

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


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Melissa Churchill, Alex Khromykh, Gilda Tachedjian, and Paul Young

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

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TWiV 292: Medimmune goes viral

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


Host: Vincent Racaniello

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

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

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TWiV 291: Ft. Collins abuzz with virologists

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


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Clodagh O'Shea and Ron Fouchier

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

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Weekly Science Picks

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

Listener Pick of the Week

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

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TWiV 290: Baylor goes viral

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


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Janet Butel and Rick Lloyd

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

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TWiV 289: Vinny and the capsids

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


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

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

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Weekly Science Picks

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

Listener Pick of the Week

Johnye - Ri channel
Ricardo - Open spin microscope (Nikon gallery, plans)
Chris - The microbiome game

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TWiV 288: ebircsnart esreveR

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


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

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

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Weekly Science Picks

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

Listener Pick of the Week

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

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TWiV 287: A potentially pandemic podcast

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


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

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

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Weekly Science Picks

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

Listener Pick of the Week

Daniel - Benz Biome concept car

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TWiV 286: Boston TWiV party

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


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Alan Dove

Guests: Julie Pfeiffer and Paul Duprex

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

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

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

Listener Pick of the Week

Neil - WEHI movies and VIZBI

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TWiV 285: Hokies go viral

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


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: XJ Meng and Sarah McDonald

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

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

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


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

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

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Weekly Science Picks

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

Listener Pick of the Week

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

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TWiV 283: No Reston for the weary

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


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

Guest: Jens H. Kuhn

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

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Weekly Science Picks

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

Listener Pick of the Week

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

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TWiV 282: Tamiflu and tenure too

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


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

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

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Weekly Science Picks

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

Listener Pick of the Week

Nathan - The Ascent of Man (YouTube)

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TWiV 281: The Salk legacy with Peter L. Salk

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


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Peter L. Salk

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

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TWiV 280: Post viral

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


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

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

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Weekly Science Picks

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

Listener Pick of the Week

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

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TWiV 279: The missing LNC

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


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

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

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Weekly Science Picks

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

Listener Pick of the Week

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

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TWiV 278: Flushing HIV down the zinc

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


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

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

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan - Digital scale model of solar system
Dickson - Font of knowledge
Vincent - 
Measles outbreaks trends, and NYC measles (one, two)
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 Rall, Ann Skalka, and Vincent Racaniello

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

Video of this episode - view at YouTube

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TWiV 276: Ramblers go viral

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


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Susan Baker and Thomas Gallagher

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

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Weekly Science Picks

Vincent - First demonstration of Macintosh, 1984

Listener Pick of the Week

Lance - The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver

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TWiV 275: Virocentricity with Eugene Koonin

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


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit

Guest: Eugene Koonin

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

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TWiV 274: Data dump

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



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

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

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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 Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

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

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Weekly Science Picks

Rich - Think like a scientist (one, two); 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 Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich 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 Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich 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 Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich 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 Racaniello, Alan Dove, Kathy 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 (slides, communicating 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 Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich 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 Racaniello, Alan 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 Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich 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

  • Antiviral RNAi (TWiV¬†255,¬†256,¬†263)
  • MERS-CoV (TWiV¬†215,¬†223,¬†224,¬†233,¬†239,¬†247,¬†251,¬†258)
  • Placental trophoblasts confer viral resistance (TWiV¬†241)
  • Origin of REV (TWiV¬†248)
  • Phage T7 gets a cat scan (TWiV¬†220)
  • It's a cGAS! (TWiV¬†222)
  • Dual virus-host arms race (TWiV¬†242)
  • Pandoraviruses (TWiV¬†246,¬†261)
  • CMV based SIV vaccine (TWiV¬†254)
  • Threading the NEIDL
  • Letters read¬†on TWiV 265
  • Video of this episode - view at¬†YouTube

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 Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich 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 Dove, Rich Condit, Kathy 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 (one, two)
Dickson - Futurescape TV show

Listener Pick of the Week

Luis - Spillover by David Quammen
Ken - Gravity

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TWiV 262: Wrong form, right professor

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


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Ann Palmenberg

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

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TWiV 261: Giants among viruses

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


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and James Van Etten

Guests: Chantal Abergel and Jean-Michel Claverie

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

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TWiV 260: Badgers go viral

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


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Tom Friedrich, Tony Goldberg, and David O'Connor

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

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TWiV 259: Windows into the soul of a cell

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


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit

Guest: Jaquelin Dudley

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

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TWiV 258: Hedging our bats

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


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

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

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Weekly Science Picks

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

Listener Pick of the Week

Peter - Score and ignore (pdf)

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TWiV 256: How mice say nodavirus

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


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich 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 toxin, DURC 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 Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan 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 Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich 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 Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich 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 Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich 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 Times, Cornell)
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 Racaniello, Dickson 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 Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich 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 Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich 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.

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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 Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich 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 Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich 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 Racaniello, Alan 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 Racaniello, Rich 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 Racaniello, Alan 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 Evans, Stan 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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