Bill Summers

William Summers joins the TWiV team to discuss some virology history, including the ever-changing concept of ‘virus’ and the contribution of phage research to the study of animal viruses.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit

Guest: William Summers

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Weekly Science Picks 1:34:36

Alan – Restoration of Western Flyer
Rich – Purification of phage T7 RNA polymerase
DicksonThe Galaxy is Not Flat
BillEfficacy of tetravalent dengue vaccine
VincentBlowout by Rachel Maddow

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Enterovirus D68

Amy joins the TWiV team to review evidence that enterovirus D68 is an etiologic agent of childhood paralysis, and her finding that the ability of the virus to infect cells of the nervous system is not a recently acquired property.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Amy Rosenfeld

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Amy – Enterovirus biology and pathogenesis and Acute Flaccid Myelitis Association
Rich – Tesla
DicksonNikon Small World 2019 Photo Competition
Kathy – Term limits in academic leadership #1 and #2
VincentCoywolf: New hybrid carnivore

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Anonymous – Spill the Beans vaccinated shirts

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The League of Extraordinary Virologists celebrate the eradication of wild poliovirus type 3, and consider the effectiveness of an influenza vaccine produced in insect cells, and how small RNAs are protecting the Koala germline from retroviral invasion.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker

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Weekly Science Picks 1:29:29

BrianneThe Machinery of Life by David Goodsell
Alan – Pomological watercolors
DicksonWildlife Photographer of the Year
KathyDiversifyMicrobiology  DiversifyImmunology and Marmot becomes fox food
VincentBurnet A Life by Christopher Sexton

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Justin – Worm with three sexes
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At Aarhus University in Denmark, Vincent speaks with Trine Mogensen, Søren Paludan, Ole Søgaard, and Madalina Carter-Timofte about their careers and their work on sensing herpesviral DNA, immunodeficiencies that predispose to severe viral infections, and the path to a cure for HIV/AIDS.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Trine Mogensen, Søren Paludan, Ole Søgaard, and Madalina Carter-Timofte

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Aedes aegypti

The TWiV pro-vaxxers reveal viruses that infect endangered wild salmon, and how iron in host serum modulates dengue virus acquisition by mosquitoes.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Brianne Barker

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Weekly Science Picks 1:21:14

BrianneRetraction of new CCR5/lifespan study
Alan – Nomad Press illustrated science books, and illustrator Lex Cornell
DicksonRARE: Creatures of the Photo Ark
VincentThe Odyssey of Eradication by Thomas Abraham

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Justin – Mass spec pen
MarkWhat really brought down the Boeing 737 Max?

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In the second episode from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Vincent speaks with Jan Albert, Petter Brodin, and Anna Smed-Sörensen about their work on enterovirus D68, systems immunology, and human pulmonary viral infection and inflammation.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Jan Albert, Petter Brodin, and Anna Smed-Sörensen

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The TWiV team covers outbreaks of eastern equine encephalitis virus in the US and poliovirus in the Philippines, and explain how a chemokine induced by HIV-1 infection helps release more virus particles from cells.

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

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Weekly Science Picks 1:34:44

BrianneHistory of infectious disease before/after vaccines
Alan – NIH Ham Radio Club
RichRenewable jet fuel from air
DicksonNewly Discovered Comet Is Likely Interstellar Visitor
KathyHow professors spend their time
VincentNon-polio enterovirus surveillance network

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Alexey – Periodic Table Podcasts and Videos

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The TWiV team reveals the protein corona that surrounds virus particles and influences infectivity and amyloid aggregation, and a proofreading-impaired herpesvirus that produces quasispecies-like populations.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit

Guest: Kiki Warren

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Alan – Astronomy photographer of the year
RichUrban living leads to high cholesterol… in crows
KikiReversal of epigenetic aging
VincentGeneral Virology by SE Luria

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Sindhu – Sweden Solar System
AnthonySurprising role of viruses in evolution with Eugene Koonin
PaulThe Obscure Virus Club

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From the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Vincent speaks with Niklas Björkström, Ali Mirazimi, and Matti Sällberg about their work on the impact of chronic hepatitis C virus infection on NK cells, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus vaccines, and immunotherapy to block entry of hepatitis B and D viruses.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Niklas Björkström, Ali Mirazimi, and Matti Sällberg

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From the 16th Smögen Summer Symposium on Virology, Vincent speaks with Erling Norrby about how he has used archival material to provide insight into early Nobel Prizes for research on viruses.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Erling Norrby

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