Peter L. Salk, MDHost: 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

April 13, 2014

Periodic Table Quilt - FrontHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan 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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Alan – Heartbleed explanation
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Agriculture science today podcast
Kathy – Quizlet flashcards (online and iTunes)
Rich – Why nothing is truly alive

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Lance – Myles Power (YouTube and Facebook)
RaihanCheap DIY microscope
GeraldDaVinci Press
NealI’m a virus

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embryonic stem cellsHosts: 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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Alan – Heathkit
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How to think about autism risk and Autism prevalence
KathyDistortions

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JosephThe real process of science
MarionZometool
KevinAudioimmunity and Emmunity

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HIV cross stitchHosts: 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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Alan – Digital scale model of solar system
Dickson – Font of knowledge
Vincent - 
Measles outbreaks trends, and NYC measles (one, two)
KathyWinner, funding basic science to revolutionize medicine

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Stephen & Jon – Watty’s Wall Stuff
Johyne – Macro views of snowflakes
Ricardo & StephenVaccine exemptions
Bill – Books by John Janovy
MarshallAnimation of DNA replication
SteveDebunking influenza vaccine myths

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TWiV 277Hosts: Glenn Rall, Ann Skalka, and Vincent Racaniello

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

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TWiV 276Host: 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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Vincent - First demonstration of Macintosh, 1984

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Lance – The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver

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Eugene KooninHosts: 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

March 2, 2014

Adina rubellaHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan DoveRich 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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Alan – The science of science communication
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 - Command and Control by Eric Schlosser
Dickson – Top 10 plant viruses
Vincent - 
Is the Nobel Prize good for science?
KathyTime to rethink graduate and postdoc education (YouTube)

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Jon – Lessons from a Kansas graveyard
Mike –  Cross a fashion designer with a microbiologist

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Dromedary camelsHost: 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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IFN lambdaHosts: 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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Rich - Think like a scientist (one, two); Science controversies
Dickson – Visualization challenge 2013
Vincent - 
Orphan Black
KathyAlberta worm invasion project

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Timothy - How do vaccines cause autism?
AnneLuke Jerram’s glass viruses
JimNLM Communications Engineering Branch
Steve – Synapse by synapse
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Tiny technology creates a buzz

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