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This Week in Virology is a netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick.

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This Week in Virology is a netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick.

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By Dilf! The Musical - May 19 2019
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I’ve been listening on and off for years. I have literally no idea what these people are talking about at all. Their voices relax me. Vince talking about boring ish in a jersey accent gives me ASMR. Each episode is so long. It’s perfect for sleepy time relaxation. I hope this podcast takes off, it’s a real hidden gem. It’s actually not that boring I was being funny. Keep em coming guys eventually some info will make it thru my thick skull lol ❤️❤️❤️🦠 🦠 🦠

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By Drgghvohovuicvivi - Dec 22 2016
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You should do one for molecular biology

iTunes Ratings

611 Ratings
Average Ratings
576
21
6
4
4

Long time fan

By Dilf! The Musical - May 19 2019
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I’ve been listening on and off for years. I have literally no idea what these people are talking about at all. Their voices relax me. Vince talking about boring ish in a jersey accent gives me ASMR. Each episode is so long. It’s perfect for sleepy time relaxation. I hope this podcast takes off, it’s a real hidden gem. It’s actually not that boring I was being funny. Keep em coming guys eventually some info will make it thru my thick skull lol ❤️❤️❤️🦠 🦠 🦠

Great podcast

By Drgghvohovuicvivi - Dec 22 2016
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You should do one for molecular biology

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TWiV Special: Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel's Autism

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Vaccine scientist, pediatrician, and autism dad Peter Hotez talks about his new book, Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel's Autism.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Peter Hotez

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Dec 19 2018

19mins

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TWiV 505: Rosebola

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The TWiV hosts review persistence of Ebola virus after the end of the Liberian outbreak, and the potential role of two herpesviruses in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler and Brianne Barker

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Alan - Impossible Burger Rich - SpaceX Just Sent Algae to the ISS, Here's How It'll Power Deep Space Missions Dickson - Art and Science Intersection (Art Science Museum) Brianne - Why it is not a 'failure' to leave academia Kathy- 2003 video history of nuclear explosions 1945 - 1998 Vincent - Revisionist History Episode 8 and Episode 9

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Mark- TWIV bingo (png)

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Aug 05 2018

2hr 2mins

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TWiV 508: Bioweapon

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Jens returns to present a brief history of bioweapons, with a focus on the program in the Soviet Union, the largest ever undertaken, and his experience working in the decommissioned Soviet bioweapons laboratory known as Vector.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Jens Kuhn

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Jens - Nudibranchs, Beastly Garden, large nidovirus (one, two) Rich - Living inside a canister Dickson - Global rivers and streamsKathy - TWiM 181 Dr. Warhol’s Periodic Table of Microbes Vincent - Twitter Bots and Russian Trolls Amplify Vaccine Debate

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Aug 26 2018

2hr 7mins

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TWiV 571: Piwi koalas

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The League of Extraordinary Virologists celebrate the eradication of wild poliovirus type 3, and consider the effectiveness of an influenza vaccine produced in insect cells, and how small RNAs are protecting the Koala germline from retroviral invasion.

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

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Brianne - The Machinery of Life by David Goodsell Alan - Pomological watercolors Dickson - Wildlife Photographer of the Year Kathy - DiversifyMicrobiologyDiversifyImmunology and Marmot becomes fox food Vincent - Burnet A Life by Christopher Sexton

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Justin - Worm with three sexes

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Oct 27 2019

1hr 45mins

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TWiV 492: CRISPR diagnostics

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The Masters of the TWiXome review the development of sensitive, portable, and field-based viral diagnostics using the CRISPR-Cas system.

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

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Alan - Decline of local newspapers leaves epidemiologists blind Kathy- Journal oversight, mental health research Rich- The Big Sort: An Insider's Tour of a Recycling Plant Dickson- When Science Meets Art Vincent - A Crack in Creationby Doudna and Sternberg

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Tom- Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day

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May 06 2018

1hr 49mins

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TWiV 483: Every infection is unhappy in its own way

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Vincent and the Virals review undermining of antiviral effectiveness by genital inflammation, and heterogeneity of influenza virus infection in single cells.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

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Kathy - Dance Dance Rich - Snopes Alan - Next Generation Science Standards Vincent - TWiEVO 28: Genetics of skin pigmentation in Africa

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Mar 04 2018

1hr 41mins

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TWiV 495: Influenza virus keeps its ion channel 20

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The TWiVerati follow up on the Ebola virus outbreak, virulence of Ebola-Makona, and reveal how a parasitoid is revealed to hyperparasitoids, and binding of influenza virus to a calcium ion channel to mediate influenza virus entry.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

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Alan - National Cryptologic Museum Rich - Science is mostly about staring Dickson - New Zealand gloworms Kathy - Openingof Smithsonian Outbreak; conference advice General ASV Vincent - ICTV online

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May 27 2018

1hr 51mins

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TWiV 544: Immunogaga

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The TWiV team reveals the repertoire of anti-viral antibodies in newborn humans, and a complement protein that binds the adenovirus capsid and prevents release of the viral DNA.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker

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Brianne - Doctors use HIV in gene therapy to fix 'bubble boy' disease Rich - I Want What My Male Colleague Has Kathy- Preventing airborne disease (video and primary article) Vincent - The Mueller Report

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Steve- Vaccine Mythbusting Cyprian- Ten simple rules towards healthier research labs

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Apr 21 2019

1hr 47mins

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TWiV 489: CD4 Hunter

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Vincent visits Sandra Urdaneta-Hartmann at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia to talk about the development of the mobile video game 'CD4 Hunter'.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Sandra Urdaneta-Hartmann

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Apr 15 2018

1hr 6mins

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TWiV 543: Stoned and senile

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The TWiV team discusses Medusavirus, isolated from a hot spring in Japan, and induction of neurodegeneration by recurrent herpes simplex virus 1 infection of mice.

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

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Brianne - How to Take a Picture of a Black Hole Alan- Jupiter Marbleimage Rich - NASA Commercial Crew Program; How SpaceX and Boeing will get Astronauts to the ISS; Everyday Astronaut Dickson- Sky-High Stunners Kathy- Arts at Michigan photo winnersand UM Microscopy Core image contest winners Vincent - NYC declares emergency over measles outbreak, mandates vaccinations and EMDataResource

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Martin- Sydney Brenner passes

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Apr 14 2019

1hr 48mins

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TWiV 517: Just in time for Halloween

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Brianne and Vincent tackle two studies that utilize infectious viruses to examine zoonotic potential of Bombali virus, a new ebolavirus from an insectivorous species in Sierra Leone, and a human mumps-like virus from an African flying fox in DRC.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Brianne Barker

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Brianne - Ed Yong on AFM Vincent - Goggles Optional podcast (especially #243)

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Oct 28 2018

1hr 19mins

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TWiV 502: Texas road phage

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The TWiV team travels to Texas A&M University, home of the Center for Phage Technology, where they speak with Ry Young and Jason Gill about their work on viruses that infect bacteria.

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

Guests: Jason Gill and Ry Young

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Jul 13 2018

1hr 31mins

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TWiV 567: Outbreaks and a breakout

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The TWiV team covers outbreaks of eastern equine encephalitis virus in the US and poliovirus in the Philippines, and explain how a chemokine induced by HIV-1 infection helps release more virus particles from cells.

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

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Brianne - History of infectious disease before/after vaccines Alan - NIH Ham Radio Club Rich - Renewable jet fuel from air Dickson - Newly Discovered Comet Is Likely Interstellar Visitor Kathy - How professors spend their time Vincent - Non-polio enterovirus surveillance network

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Alexey - Periodic Table Podcasts and Videos

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Sep 29 2019

1hr 51mins

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TWiV 493: Condit is on drugs and norovirus is lit

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The TWiVerati discuss the FDA Advisory Committee deliberation on the anti-poxvirus drug tecovirimat, and immune cells in gut-associated lymphoid tissue as the major target during acute murine norovirus infection.

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

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Alan - Personal Finance for PhDsby Emily Roberts Kathy- Optical illusions fool artificial intelligence Rich- 2017-2018 snowfall graphic Dickson- Dust from the Sahara Vincent - The Last Days of Smallpoxby Mark Pallen

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May 13 2018

1hr 39mins

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TWiV 488: Who nose if it will work in humans

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The TWiV team reveals that recent mumps virus outbreaks in the US are due to waning vaccine efficacy, and an intranasally delivered small interfering RNA that controls West Nile infection in the brain.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

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Kathy- Peak bloom and photographing cherry blossoms Dickson- Origins of vertebrate RNA viruses Alan- Rare footage of anglerfishin the deep ocean Vincent - NIH must reduce disparities in funding

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Mariann - Eden Project and Bellyvision Apparatus and the Like Amir- Winners of ICR Science Photography and Photography Contest

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Apr 08 2018

1hr 42mins

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TWiV 515: When virus is in retrograde

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The TWiV team notes the passing of Tom Steitz, an outbreak of acute flaccid myelitis in the US, a continuing Ebola virus outbreak in DRC, respiratory vaccinia due to inhalation of ground up rabbit skin, and how a human papillomavirus capsid protein directs virus-containing endosomes towards the nucleus.

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

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Brianne - Germ City-Microbes and the Metropolis Museum Exhibition Alan- Nikon 2018 Small World in Motion competition Kathy- Ion Torrent Sequencing (video) Dickson- 2018 Nobel Prizes Economics Kathy- Ocean-centric map Vincent - Intelligence Matters Podcast: Anthony Fauci on threats from epidemics

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Gonsalo - Cells at Work (Manga, Anime)

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Oct 14 2018

1hr 38mins

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TWiV 509: 41,103 bases under the sea

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The TWiV team considers whether those who can do, can't teach, and newly discovered viruses of planarians and Aplysia with the largest RNA genomes.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan DoveKathy Spindler and Brianne Barker

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Brianne- Climate change visualization Alan- Anova sous vide cooker Dickson- Fire season in western US Kathy- Sunscreen in UV and The Projector Illusion Vincent - The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge

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River- The Conscience of the Present

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Sep 02 2018

1hr 46mins

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TWiV 525: The A Bee Cs of bee viruses

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Michelle Flenniken joins TWiV to talk about honeybees and the work of her laboratory on honeybee viruses.

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

Guest: Michelle Flenniken

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Michelle - First 21 days of a bee's life; NPR's Hidden Brain; Varroa destructor triggers deformed wing virus in bees Brianne - Flu Near You Alan - Skype a Scientist program Rich- NASA's Voyager 2 Probe Enters Interstellar Space Kathy- Which ones are bees? And What it feels like to be a bee Vincent - Fecal sequencing and Vaccines did not cause Rachel's autism by Peter Hotez

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Dec 16 2018

1hr 38mins

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TWiV 541: Cloaking devices

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The TWiVers present mitoviruses, which infect mitochondria, and how quasi-enveloped hepatitis A virus gets naked again.

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

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Alan- Where and when to see cherry blossoms Dickson- Nebraska floods Kathy- Peeps fungal infection experiment Vincent - Emergency declared in NY over measles, unvaccinated barred from public spaces

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Sam- STLR conversations Josh- Tree of Life

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Mar 31 2019

1hr 28mins

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TWiV 559: Nectin connection what's your infection?

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The complete TWiV team give a report on the Ebola virus outbreak in DRC, and reveal that cell surface nectin proteins cause the transfer of cytoplasmic cargo, including measles virus, between cells.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich ConditKathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker

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Brianne - DukeMed Distinguished Award: Bill Joklik Alan - Audubon photography awards for 2019 Rich - Joklik paper on vaccinia virus mRNA; Joklik MEM Dickson- Ghost orchid pollination revealed Kathy- Crocheted petri plates Vincent- Documents relating to history of ASV

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Neva - What happens if we engineer a superbug?

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Aug 04 2019

1hr 47mins

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TWiV 577: Virologie structurale with Félix Rey

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Vincent speaks with Félix Rey about his career and his work on solving structures of a variety of viruses and the insights learned about viral membrane fusion and antibody-mediated neutralization.

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Dec 08 2019

1hr 15mins

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TWiV 576: Big data in virology and public health

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From the 22nd meeting of the European Society for Clinical Virology in Copenhagen, Vincent speaks with Thea, Heli, Kim, Caroline and Irma about big data and its increasing use in virology diagnostics, epidemiology, and public health.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Thea Kølsen Fischer, Kim Benschop, Caroline Brown, Heli Harvala, and Irma Salimovic-Besic

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Dec 01 2019

54mins

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TWiV 575: Endless giant virus forms most beautiful

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From the Fourth Symposium on Giant Virus Biology in Germany, Vincent, Rich, and Nels speak with Assaf, Stephen, and Alexandra about their careers and their work on giant viruses that infect ocean hosts: Emiliana huxleyi, Aureococcus anophagefferans, and a choanoflagellate.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Nels Elde

Guests: Assaf Vardi, Stephen Wilhelm, and Alexandra Worden

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Nov 24 2019

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TWiV 574: How economics shapes science

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From Georgia State, Vincent speaks with economics professor Paula Stephan about the ways science is supported in the US, how universities offload risks, the absence of risk-taking, and much more.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Paula Stephan

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Nov 17 2019

1hr 11mins

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TWiV 573: Inventing viruses

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William Summers joins the TWiV team to discuss some virology history, including the ever-changing concept of 'virus' and the contribution of phage research to the study of animal viruses.

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

Guest: William Summers

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Alan - Restoration of Western Flyer Rich - Purification of phage T7 RNA polymerase Dickson - The Galaxy is Not Flat Bill - Efficacy of tetravalent dengue vaccine Vincent - Blowout by Rachel Maddow

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Nov 10 2019

1hr 53mins

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TWiV 572: Your EV-D68th nervous breakdown

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Amy joins the TWiV team to review evidence that enterovirus D68 is an etiologic agent of childhood paralysis, and her finding that the ability of the virus to infect cells of the nervous system is not a recently acquired property.

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

Guest: Amy Rosenfeld

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Amy - Enterovirus biology and pathogenesis and Acute Flaccid Myelitis Association Rich - Tesla Dickson - Nikon Small World 2019 Photo Competition Kathy - Term limits in academic leadership #1 and #2 Vincent - Coywolf: New hybrid carnivore

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Anonymous - Spill the Beans vaccinated shirts

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Nov 03 2019

2hr 1min

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TWiV 571: Piwi koalas

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The League of Extraordinary Virologists celebrate the eradication of wild poliovirus type 3, and consider the effectiveness of an influenza vaccine produced in insect cells, and how small RNAs are protecting the Koala germline from retroviral invasion.

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

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Brianne - The Machinery of Life by David Goodsell Alan - Pomological watercolors Dickson - Wildlife Photographer of the Year Kathy - DiversifyMicrobiologyDiversifyImmunology and Marmot becomes fox food Vincent - Burnet A Life by Christopher Sexton

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Justin - Worm with three sexes

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Oct 27 2019

1hr 45mins

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TWiV 570: Aarhus viral

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At Aarhus University in Denmark, Vincent speaks with Trine Mogensen, Søren Paludan, Ole Søgaard, and Madalina Carter-Timofte about their careers and their work on sensing herpesviral DNA, immunodeficiencies that predispose to severe viral infections, and the path to a cure for HIV/AIDS.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Trine Mogensen, Søren Paludan, Ole Søgaard, and Madalina Carter-Timofte

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Oct 20 2019

1hr 41mins

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TWiV 569: Smolt'in iron

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The TWiV pro-vaxxers reveal viruses that infect endangered wild salmon, and how iron in host serum modulates dengue virus acquisition by mosquitoes.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Brianne Barker

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Brianne - Retraction of new CCR5/lifespan study Alan - Nomad Press illustrated science books, and illustrator Lex Cornell Dickson - RARE: Creatures of the Photo Ark Vincent - The Odyssey of Eradication by Thomas Abraham

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Justin - Mass spec pen Mark - What really brought down the Boeing 737 Max?

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Oct 13 2019

1hr 50mins

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TWiV 568: Karolinska viral

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In the second episode from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Vincent speaks with Jan Albert, Petter Brodin, and Anna Smed-Sörensen about their work on enterovirus D68, systems immunology, and human pulmonary viral infection and inflammation.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Jan Albert, Petter Brodin, and Anna Smed-Sörensen

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Oct 06 2019

1hr 35mins

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TWiV 567: Outbreaks and a breakout

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The TWiV team covers outbreaks of eastern equine encephalitis virus in the US and poliovirus in the Philippines, and explain how a chemokine induced by HIV-1 infection helps release more virus particles from cells.

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

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Brianne - History of infectious disease before/after vaccines Alan - NIH Ham Radio Club Rich - Renewable jet fuel from air Dickson - Newly Discovered Comet Is Likely Interstellar Visitor Kathy - How professors spend their time Vincent - Non-polio enterovirus surveillance network

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Alexey - Periodic Table Podcasts and Videos

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Sep 29 2019

1hr 51mins

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TWiV 566: Chicken gumbo and a corona

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The TWiV team reveals the protein corona that surrounds virus particles and influences infectivity and amyloid aggregation, and a proofreading-impaired herpesvirus that produces quasispecies-like populations.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit

Guest: Kiki Warren

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Alan - Astronomy photographer of the year Rich- Urban living leads to high cholesterol... in crows Kiki- Reversal of epigenetic aging Vincent- General Virology by SE Luria

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Sindhu - Sweden Solar System Anthony- Surprising role of viruses in evolution with Eugene Koonin Paul- The Obscure Virus Club

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Sep 22 2019

1hr 50mins

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TWiV 565: Karolinska virology

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From the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Vincent speaks with Niklas Björkström, Ali Mirazimi, and Matti Sällberg about their work on the impact of chronic hepatitis C virus infection on NK cells, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus vaccines, and immunotherapy to block entry of hepatitis B and D viruses.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Niklas Björkström, Ali Mirazimi, and Matti Sällberg

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Sep 15 2019

1hr 25mins

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TWiV 564: Virology Nobel Prizes with Erling Norrby

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From the 16th Smögen Summer Symposium on Virology, Vincent speaks with Erling Norrby about how he has used archival material to provide insight into early Nobel Prizes for research on viruses.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Erling Norrby

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Sep 08 2019

1hr 14mins

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TWiV Special: Call me David Tuller

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David Tuller returns to talk about his efforts of the past year to expose the methodological and ethical problems with the PACE and Lightning trials for therapy of ME/CFS.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: David Tuller

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Sep 03 2019

1hr 12mins

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TWiV 563: BLT on mice

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The TWiVologists consider whether to receive an influenza vaccine in August (in the northern hemisphere), and mice implanted with human lung fragments for studying microbial pathogens.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker

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Brianne - Why we need to increase diversity in the immunology research community Alan - Stock photos of vaccination that don’t suck Kathy- Sample size calculator Vincent- How Economics Shapes Science by Paula Stephan

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Sep 01 2019

1hr 30mins

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TWiV 562: Take a breath

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TWiV travels to Rutgers University to speak with Brad, Kay, Siobain, and Kim about their careers and their work on viruses of plants, fungi, bacteria, diatoms, and coccolithophores.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Brianne Barker

Guests: Brad Hillman, Kay Bidle, Siobain Duffy, and Kim Thamatrakoln

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Aug 25 2019

2hr 6mins

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TWiV 561: Hot or not

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The Autonomous CollecTWiVe reveal two effective treatments for Ebolavirus infection, how a virus in a fungus confers heat tolerance to a plant, and dampened inflammation as a mechanism for bat tolerance to viral infection.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Brianne Barker

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Brianne - Deaf student makes sign language terms to communicate science Alan - Show Your Stripes Vincent- Sixty Years of Discovery

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Eric - This drug could end HIV - why hasn't it?

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Aug 18 2019

1hr 33mins

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TWiV 560: CEIRS, influenza and company

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From the meeting of the Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance, Vincent speaks with Alan, Florian and Jennifer about their careers, the purpose of CEIRS, universal influenza vaccines, and cellular responses to infection in pediatric populations.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Alan Embry, Florian Krammer, and Jennifer Nayak

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Aug 11 2019

1hr 1min

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TWiV 559: Nectin connection what's your infection?

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The complete TWiV team give a report on the Ebola virus outbreak in DRC, and reveal that cell surface nectin proteins cause the transfer of cytoplasmic cargo, including measles virus, between cells.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich ConditKathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker

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Brianne - DukeMed Distinguished Award: Bill Joklik Alan - Audubon photography awards for 2019 Rich - Joklik paper on vaccinia virus mRNA; Joklik MEM Dickson- Ghost orchid pollination revealed Kathy- Crocheted petri plates Vincent- Documents relating to history of ASV

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Aug 04 2019

1hr 47mins

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