Michele BanksHost: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Michele Banks

Vincent meets up with Michele Banks in Washington, DC to discuss her career as a creator of science-themed art.

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TWiV 351: The dengue code

August 23, 2015

Genetic CodeHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The Masters of the ScienTWIVic Universe discuss a novel poxvirus isolate from an immunosuppressed patient, H1N1 and the gain-of-function debate, and attenuation of dengue virus by recoding the genome.

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Weekly Science Picks 1:29:35

Alan – Genetic roulette
Rich
 – The Huntington
Kathy – Simulated vomiting machine (video)
DicksonLast Cassini Saturn flyby
Vincent – Decaying Still Life (YouTube)

Listener Pick of the Week

Ken – Cave meterology (Times, Nature)

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Katherine HighHost: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Katherine A. High

Vincent speaks with Katherine High about her career and her work on using viral gene therapy to treat inherited disorders.

This episode is drawn from one of twenty-six video interviews with leading scientists who have made significant contributions to the field of virology, part of the new edition of the textbook Principles of Virology.

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vsv plateHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit

Vincent, Alan and Rich explain how to make a functional ribosome with tethered subunits, and review the results of a phase III VSV-vectored Ebolavirus vaccine trial in Guinea.

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Weekly Science Picks 1:40:35

Alan – Above and Beyond
Rich
 – DSCOVR (Dark moon side crossing Earth)
Vincent – Stuxnet virus (Wired, YouTube)

Listener Pick of the Week

Konrad – Stated Clearly

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TWiV 348: Chicken shift

August 2, 2015

Ocular Marek's diseaseHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit

Vincent and Rich discuss fruit fly viruses, one year without polio in Nigeria, and a permissive Marek’s disease viral vaccine that allows transmission of virulent viruses.

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Weekly Science Picks 1:34:00

Rich – Swan-Ganz catheter (Wiki, video)
Vincent – Mobile DNA III

Listener Pick of the Week

Kevin – Synthetic prions

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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

Photo credit: Matt Evans (click for a big view)

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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