Ebola predictionHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Jeff Shaman

The TWiV team consults an epidemiologist to forecast the future scope of the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa.

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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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Kathy - Origami microscope for 50 cents
Dickson – Landsat 8
Vincent – 
Some advice from Jeff Bezos

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Justin – Brazil releases ‘good’ mosquitoes to fight dengue fever

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TWiV 303: Borna this way

September 21, 2014

Thirteen-lined ground squirrelHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiV team discusses transmission of Ebola virus, and inhibition of Borna disease virus replication by viral DNA in the ground squirrel genome.

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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 – Photogrammar
Kathy – Refrigerate your tomatoes?
Dickson – Robot swarm
Vincent –
The Beginner’s guide to winning the Nobel Prize by Peter Doherty

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Dee – Publish scientific research faster on TWiST
BaselLego microscope (vote for it)

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TWiV 302: The sky is falling

September 14, 2014

Ebola outbreak epi curveHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVers discuss the growing Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, and an epidemic of respiratory disease in the US caused by enterovirus D68.

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Alan – Index to creationist claims
Rich – Wild Kratts
Kathy – Worn away
Dickson – Iceland volcano eruption
Vincent –
Immune Quest

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Kay – Landes Bioscience open access books

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TWiV 301Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Carla Saleh and Curtis Suttle

At the International Congress of Virology in Montreal, Vincent speaks with Carla and Curtis about their work on RNA interference and antiviral defense in fruit flies, and viruses in the sea, the greatest biodiversity on Earth.

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TWiV 300: So happy together

August 31, 2014

TWiV Legos

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Recording together for the first time, the TWiV team celebrates their 300th podcast at the American Society for Microbiology headquarters in Washington, DC, where Vincent  speaks with Dickson, Alan, Rich, and Kathy about their careers in science.

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Alan – The Internet’s Original Sin
Dickson – Placidcoyote
Rich – Scientific Method, Grail Style
Kathy – Viruses Throughout Life and Time
Vincent – 
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Jim – iBiology
Victoria – Images of Science
Mehul/Walt – Calling the Shots

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TWiV 299Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Marshall Bloom, Sonja Best, and Byron Caughey

Vincent visits the Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, Montana and speaks with Marshall, Sonja, and Byron about their work on tick-born flaviviruses, innate immunity, and prion diseases.

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TWiV 298: MV-NIS de myelo

August 17, 2014

measles virus oncotherapyHosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiV gang answers follow-up questions about the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, then discuss treatment of  disseminated multiple myeloma with oncolytic measles virus.

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Alan – WTF, Evolution?! by Mara Grunbaum
Rich – Cold Spring Harbor Oral History Collection
Kathy – Inside insides
Vincent –
Going Viral (Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre)

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Kim – Nobel Prize Podcasts
Johnye – The Planet is Fine
JennieCounter-Zombie Dominance Plan (pdf)

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Reston virusHosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVites present an all-ebolavirus episode, tackling virology, epidemiology, and approaches to prevention and cure that are in the pipeline.

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Alan – Historical perspective on Ebola (Tara C Smith)
Rich – Tell the negative committee to shut up (Fanuel Muindi)
Kathy – Art of Night (Vimeo)
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Is Ebola virus going to kill me? (John Skylar)

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Peter – Dr. Michael Saag interview by Dr. Virginia Campbell
David – PI Predictor (app, article, publication)

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Linfa WangHost: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Linfa Wang

Vincent visits the Australian Animal Health Laboratory in Geelong, Australia and speaks with Linfa about his work on bats and bat viruses.

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Fever!Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Rich Condit

The TWiVome discusses an miRNA based strategy to mitigate risk of gain of function studies, and identification of a second receptor required for Lassa virus entry.

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Alan – Nicky Bay macrophotography (Flickr)
Rich – FASEB Third annual BioArt competition
Vincent – 
Up Close podcast (vrr episode)
Dickson – Science fun (YouTube)

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Mark Martin – Average bacteriophage
Konrad – Scholarpedia

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