TWiV 293Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Melissa Churchill, Alex Khromykh, Gilda Tachedjian, and Paul Young

Vincent visits Melbourne, Australia and speaks with Melissa, Alex, Gilda, and Paul about their work on HIV infection of the central nervous system, West Nile virus, microbicides for HIV, and the Koala retrovirus.

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TWiV 292Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Wade Blair, Matt Dickson, Nicole Kallewaard-Lelay, and Ken Miller

Vincent visits Medimmune and speaks with Wade, Matt, Nicole, and Ken about why they work in industry and their daily roles in a biotechnology company.

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TWiV 291Hosts: Vincent RacanielloRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Clodagh O’Shea and Ron Fouchier

Vincent, Rich, and Kathy and their guests Clodagh and Ron recorded this episode at the 33rd annual meeting of the American Society for Virology at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado.

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Rich – No sexual transmission of HCV (Am J Gastro)
Vincent
Made with code (blog post)
Kathy – Beautiful math images (and 50 Visions of Mathematics)

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Jon – Advances in Life Sciences winners (YouTube)
Dave – Adam Ruben

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TWiV 290Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Janet Butel and Rick Lloyd

Vincent meets up with Janet Butel and Rick Lloyd at Baylor College of Medicine to talk about their work on polyomaviruses and virus induced stress.

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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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