Sea star wasting diseaseHosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

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

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

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Ricardo – MiniPCR
Eli – Let’s outsmart Ebola together AND The Ebola virus explained

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Albert Einstein College of MedicineHost: 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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intestinal villiHosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Rich Condit

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

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

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Simon – Relatively Prime
Mark – Giant Microbes

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TWiV 312: She sells B cells

November 23, 2014

B cellHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan 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.

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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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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

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Alane – Health Map
Todd – Formaldehyde in vaccines

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TWiV 311: Bulldogs go viral

November 16, 2014

TWiV 311Host: 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 310Hosts: 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

November 2, 2014

Firestone - EbolaHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

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

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

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

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Tom SolomonHost: 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

October 19, 2014

Whoops!Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan 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.

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

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

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Ebola in the USHosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan 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.

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

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Mauricio – Investigating a mystery disease
Heather – Diversity Journal Club
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