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)
Vincent –
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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CDC anthrax incidentHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Rich Condit

The TWiV team reviews the discovery of old vials of smallpox virus at NIH, anthrax and influenza mishaps at CDC, the baby who was not cured of HIV, Cambridge Working Group, and sacking of NSABB members.

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Alan – Optivisor
Rich – Noller lab ribosome movies
Vincent – 
Creepy dreadful wonderful parasites
Dickson – National Center for Science Education

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Mark – The Machinery of Life by David Goodsell
Basel – iBioEducation

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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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