Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Alan Dove

Guest: Erica Ollmann Saphire

Vincent and Alan speak with Erica about her career and her work on understanding the functions of proteins of Ebolaviruses, Marburg virus, and other hemorrhagic fever viruses, at ASM Microbe 2016 in Boston, MA.

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Alan – Slime Lapse
Vincent – Virus Watch

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Patricia – NECSS, People Behind the Science, The Life Scientific
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The first raceHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVerati revisit possible sexual transmission of Zika virus, and reveal how a cell protein that allows hepatitis C virus replication in cell culture enhances vitamin E mediated protection against lipid peroxidation.

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Alan – All About That Space
Rich – The Expanse by James S.A. Corey (SyFy or books)
Kathy – Five Pivotal Paragraphs in a Paper
Vincent – Agar Art Contest Winners

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Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Michael Diamond, Michaela Gack, Laura Kramer, and Charles Rice

Four virologists discuss our current understanding of Zika virus biology, pathogenesis, transmission, and prevention, in this special live episode recorded at the American Society for Microbiology in Washington, DC.

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Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Rich Condit

Guests: David Pride and Forest Rohwer

If you have always wanted to know what coral reefs and the human oral cavity have in common, listen as guests David Pride and Forest Rohwer talk about their work on the microbiomes and viromes of these two environments, and you’ll also understand why mucus is cool.

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Alan – Vax Pack Hero
Rich – Helicopter autorotation
Vincent – Life in Our Phage World by Forest Rohwer, Merry Youle, Heather Maughan, Nao Hisakawa

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Matt – Experiment.com

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Project Premonition trapsHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Ethan Jackson and Jonathan Carlson

Project Premonition, a Microsoft Research project that uses drones to capture mosquitoes and analyze them for pathogens, preprint servers, and three mouse models for Zika virus induced birth defects are the topics of this episode hosted by the TWiumvirate and theirs guests Ethan and Jonathan.

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Image: An early prototype of the mosquito trap (image credit).

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Dickson – Germany nearly reached 100% renewable power
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 – Vertical City documentary and Lumino City game
Rich – Errol Morris: ‘Demon in the Freezer’
Kathy – Entropic Time YouTube by A Capella Science (watch “the making of”)
Vincent – Agar Art contest finalists

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Stan LemonHost: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Stan Lemon

Vincent speaks with Stan Lemon about his career in virology, from early work on Epstein Barr virus, through making essential discoveries about hepatitis A virus, hepatitis C virus, and rhinoviruses.

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antibody bound to Zika virus EHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Preprint servers, the structure of an antibody bound to Zika virus, blocking Zika virus replication in mosquitoes with Wolbachia, and killing carp in Australia with a herpesvirus are topics of this episode hosted by Vincent, Dickson, Alan, and Kathy.

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Image: A single molecule of the Zika virus E glycoprotein (red) bound to a broadly neutralizing antibody (green). The fusion loop on the E protein, which is recognized by the antibody, is shown in yellow.

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Dickson – EarthEnv
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 – Research funding by lottery
Kathy – Eugenia Cheng Math and Baking
Vincent – Zika Diaries

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Nina MartinHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Nina Martin

Nina Martin joins the TWiV team to talk about the movie Vaxxed, her bout with dengue fever, and the latest research on Zika virus.

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Nina – Vaccines and Your Child by Paul Offit and Charlotte Moser
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 – Five rules of lab safety
Kathy – 20 best science images of the year?
Vincent – Massive undersea crab swarm

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JP – Global map of wind
Todd – Doc Martin

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Dolphins did itHosts: Vincent RacanielloRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Ted Diehl and Welkin Johnson

Ted and Welkin inform the TWiV team how the evolution of ancient retroviruses can be inferred by studying their sequences in the genomes of modern mammals, and join in a discussion of virus dispersal during different methods for drying hands.

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Welkin – Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (essay)
Ted – Accidental brilliance in science
Rich – Perpetual motion?
Kathy – R0 graphic and explanation
Vincent – NWS ditches all caps forecasts

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Basel – Gimli Glider and Mars Climate Orbiter
Ken – Vaccination comic book

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Stuart FiresteinHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Guest: Stuart Firestein

Stuart joins Vincent and Dickson to talk about his sequel to Ignorance, a book called Failure, which seeks to make science more appealing by revealing its faults.

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