Rose RosetteHosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Rich Condit

Vincent, Alan, and Rich discuss the virus behind rose rosette disease, and fatal human encephalitis caused by a variegated squirrel bornavirus.

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Weekly Science Picks 1:17:05

Alan – National Immunization Awareness Month (Twitter campaign)
Rich – Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
Vincent – iPhone owns podcasts (9to5Mac)

Listener Pick of the Week

Sandra – World Zoonoses Day graphic
Peter – Mammal-carnivorous plant mutualism (bat and shrew)

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TWiV 346

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Hosts: Vincent RacanielloRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Joan Steitz

This episode was recorded at the 34th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Virology, where Vincent, Rich, and Kathy spoke with Joan Steitz, a tireless promoter of women in science and one of the greatest scientists of our generation.

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Weekly Science Picks

Kathy – Charity Hall
Rich – 
Ribosome binding sites of phage R17 mRNA
Vincent – Pluto flyby

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

The TWiVonauts review how the weather affects West Nile virus disease in the US, benefit of B cell depletion for ME/CFS patients, and an autoimmune reaction induced by influenza virus vaccine that leads to narcolepsy.

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Weekly Science Picks

Dickson – Algal DMS releasing enzyme
Alan –
Science of beer aging
Kathy – The Art of Science winners
Vincent – The future of Lego plastics

Listener Pick of the Week

Eric – Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazzilit
StephenThe Martian by Andy Weir (audiobook)

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TWiV 344Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Ruth Jarrett, Glen Nemerow, and Esther Schnettler

At the Glasgow Science Festival microTALKS, Vincent speaks with Ruth, Glen, and Esther about their research on viruses and Hodgkin lymphoma, adenovirus structure and entry into cells, and interactions between arthropod borne viruses and their hosts.

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Argonaute rolesHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVerinoes discuss the potential for prion spread by plants, global circulation patterns of influenza virus, and the roles of Argonautes and a viral protein in RNA silencing in plants.

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Weekly Science Picks 1:41:45

Dickson – Global rainfall and snowfall map and A Week in the Life of Rain
Alan –
Automated patch clamp
Kathy – More Women in Science mini Legos
Rich – The Martian trailer
Vincent – It’s a bug’s life

Listener Pick of the Week

May – p53 by Sue Armstrong

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virusesHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVniks discuss the structure of a virus that reproduces in an extreme environment, long-term consequences of Ebolavirus infection, and VirScan, a method to identify the different virus infections you have had in your lifetime.

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Weekly Science Picks 1:26:20

Dickson – Incredible photos
Alan –
Alone in a room full of science writers
Kathy – Calico cats and Siamese cats
Rich – Missing link in evolution
Vincent – Podcasts saving NPR and Podcasting blossoms

Listener Pick of the Week

Jenny – What Bill Gates is afraid of
Neva – The Kardashian Index

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TWiV 341Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Adam Kucharski, Gillian Slack, and Emma Thomson

Vincent returns to the University of Glasgow MRC-Center for Virus Research and speaks with Emma, Gillian, and Adam about their ebolavirus experiences: caring for an infected patient, working in an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone, and making epidemiological predictions about the outbreak in west Africa.

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selection biasHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiV teams reviews a MERS-coronavirus serosurvey and an outbreak in South Korea, and constraints on measles virus antigenic variation.

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Weekly Science Picks 1:40:15

Dickson – Singapore Flower Dome  and Cloud Forest
Alan –
Rescuing biomedical research
Kathy – The value of basic research
RichVirology 60th Anniversary Issue
Vincent – Careers in virology: Science writing and journalism

Listener Pick of the Week

Pritesh – How T cells kill cancer cells
Ramon – The power of herd immunity

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herpesvirus and sashimiHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Tre TWiV amici present three snippets and a side of sashimi: how herpesvirus inhibits host cell gene expression by disrupting transcription termination.

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Weekly Science Picks 1:29:50

Alan – Fooling millions into thinking chocolate helps weight loss
Kathy – Approaching Pluto
Vincent – ASM Agar art contest

Listener Pick of the Week

Daniel – FB pages you need to stop sharing from (one and two)
KenBird box science (canceled)

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Virus modelsHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Laura Newcomb

Vincent and Kathy visit Laura Newcomb at California State University San Bernardino, where they talk about Laura’s viral tattoos, and a protein that protects the mosquito brain from lethal flavivirus infection.

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Weekly Science Picks 50:30

Laura – NP siRNA inhibits different influenza viruses (Antiviral Res)
Kathy – Time-lapse mining
Vincent – Does the public trust science?

Listener Pick of the Week

Paul – Degree-Off XKCD
Peter – Ebola containment, Hans Rosling, eLife podcast,  Naked Scientists

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