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

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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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