computer mailboxHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Vinny and the capsids answer listener questions about the definition of life, state vaccination laws, the basic science funding problem, viral ecology, inactivation of viruses by pressure, and much more.

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Alan - The Science of Good Cooking 
Vincent - 
The Shooter Report (pdf)
Kathy - Daily overview
Dickson - Girl rising

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Johnye - Ri channel
Ricardo – Open spin microscope (Nikon gallery, plans)
ChrisThe microbiome game

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LEGO female scientistsHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The Twivsters discuss how reverse transcriptase encoded in the human genome might produce DNA copies of RNA viruses in infected cells.

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Rich - Luvalamps
Alan - Experiment
Vincent - 
American Society for Virology on Facebook
Kathy - LEGO female scientists
Dickson - The Oldest Living Things in the World by Rachel Sussman

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Basel - A Treatise on the small-pox and measles by Abu-Bakr Al-Razi

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TWiX bingoHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, Kathy Spindler, and Matt Frieman

Matt updates the TWiV team on MERS-coronavirus, and joins in a discussion of whether we should further regulate research on potentially pandemic pathogens.

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Matt – Forgive me, scientists
Alan - Do not link
Vincent - 
bioRxiv
Kathy - Snail photographs
Dickson - Solar roadways

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Daniel - Benz Biome concept car

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TWiV 286Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Alan Dove

Guests: Julie Pfeiffer and Paul Duprex

Vincent and Alan meet up with Julie and Paul at the General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in Boston, to talk about their work on the pathogenesis of poliovirus and measles virus.

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Vincent - ASM Live 2014
Alan - I will not follow the herd
Paul - Invisible Threat
JulieThe importance of stupidity in biological research

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Neil - WEHI movies and VIZBI

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hokies go viralHost: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: XJ Meng and Sarah McDonald

Vincent meets up with XJ and Sarah at Virginia Tech to talk about their work on viruses of swine and rotaviruses.

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injectionsHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiV team discusses how skin scarification promotes a nonspecific immune response, and whether remaining stocks of smallpox virus should be destroyed.

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Rich - EPCOT
Vincent - 
Medical Biotechnology
Kathy - Alan Alda interview and Flame Challenge winner
Dickson - NASA live from space

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Nicola - 50 cent microscope (be a beta tester)
Jon - Camtasia Studio

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Reston virusHosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Jens H. Kuhn

Jens speaks with the TWiV team about filoviruses, including the recent Ebola virus outbreak in Guinea.

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Alan - AMNH digital special collections
Vincent - 
Viral entry into host cells (Stefan Pöhlmann PhD, Graham Simmons PhD, eds)
Kathy - Papilloma song lyrics (pdf)
Jens - The Logic of Chance by Eugene V. Koonin

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Joe - Poor showing of 2012 influenza vaccine (Nature)
PhilEmerging disease or emerging diagnosis? (YouTube)

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Who had what when?Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiV team reviews a meta-analysis of clinical trial reports on using Tamiflu for influenza, and suggestions on how to rescue US biomedical research from its systemic flaws.

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Alan - Northampton Airport
Vincent - 
Particle Fever
Kathy - Turn iPhone into microscope
Rich - My favorite science gifs

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Nathan - The Ascent of Man (YouTube)

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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
Vincent - 
Agriculture science today podcast
Kathy – Quizlet flashcards (online and iTunes)
Rich – Why nothing is truly alive

Listener Pick of the Week

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

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