David TullerDavid Tuller returns to provide an update of his investigative work to expose the methodological and ethical problems with the PACE trial for ME/CFS.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: David Tuller

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CROVThe TWiVniks explain how the three-dimensional structure of the giant Cafeteria roenbergensis virus suggests a new mode of assembly, and the apparent elimination of dengue fever in an Australian city by release of mosquitoes harboring Wolbachia.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Brianne Barker

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Weekly Science Picks 1:27:45

Alan – Ebola research begins at the NEIDL
Dickson – Science Photo Library

Brianne
 – First liquid water (underground lake) found on Mars
Vincent – Thirty years ago, we could have saved the planet

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EdmundSTEM talk

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persistence of herpesvirusThe TWiV hosts review persistence of Ebola virus after the end of the Liberian outbreak, and the potential role of two herpesviruses in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler and Brianne Barker

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Weekly Science Picks 1:44:33

Alan – Impossible Burger
Rich – SpaceX Just Sent Algae to the ISS, Here’s How It’ll Power Deep Space Missions
Dickson –
Art and Science Intersection (Art Science Museum)
Brianne
 – Why it is not a ‘failure’ to leave academia
Kathy – 2003 video history of nuclear explosions 1945 – 1998
Vincent – Revisionist History Episode 8 and Episode 9

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Mark – TWIV bingo (png)

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Nipah at Outbreak ExhibitThe TWiVerinos discuss Nipah virus and the recent outbreak in India, and the first cast of polio in Papua New Guinea in 18 years.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Brianne Barker

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Weekly Science Picks 1:32:05

Alan – Glaciers of the Rockies aerial photos
Rich – SpaceX CRS-15 mission to the space station (wiki)
Dickson –
Test of Einstein’s theory of relativity
Brianne
 – biorender
Vincent – True or False? with Michael Schmidt

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JoleneDogs cannot get autism

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Vincent, Rich and Kathy travel to ASV 2018 at the University of Maryland to speak with Svetlana Folimonova and Anne Simon about their work on viruses that infect plants.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Svetlana Folimonova and Anne Simon

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The TWiV team travels to Texas A&M University, home of the Center for Phage Technology, where they speak with Ry Young and Jason Gill about their work on viruses that infect bacteria.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Jason Gill and Ry Young

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Vincent visits the Smithsonian Institution and speaks with Sabrina Sholts, Jon Epstein, and Ed Niles about the exhibit Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Sabrina Sholts, Jon Epstein, and Ed Niles

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The entire TWiV team visits The University of Texas in Austin to record episode #500 with guests Jinny Suh, Jason McLellan, and Jon Huibregtse.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Jinny Suh, Jason McLellan, and Jon Huibregtse

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Weekly Science Picks – 1:49:58

Alan – The Airplane Cabin Microbiome
Rich – Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) (wiki)
Dickson –
The Big Five Mass Extinctions
Kathy
 – Virus scarves at Red Bubble phage-specific  variety
Vincent – Science podcasts

Listener Pick

Maureen12 year old takes on Flint’s Water Crisis

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TWiV 500

Canadian Society for VIrologyVincent and Alan travel to the Canadian Society for Virology meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia to speak with Nathalie and Craig about their vision for the society, and with Kate and Ryan about their careers and their research.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Alan Dove

Guests: Nathalie Grandvaux, Craig McCormick, Kate O’Brien, and Ryan Noyce

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Vincent, Kathy and Rich travel to ASM Microbe 2018 in Atlanta where they speak with Stacy Horner and Ken Stapleford about their careers and their research.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Stacy Horner and Ken Stapleford

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