Pteromalus puparumHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

The esteemed TWiVumvirate reveal the discovery of a new negative stranded RNA virus of wasps that regulates longevity and sex ratio of its parasitoid host.

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Weekly Science Picks 1:23:40

Alan – The Wrath of Khan from Bug Chicks
Kathy
 – Boaty McBoatface submarine launching
Dickson – Fierce animal portraits
Vincent – Westworld

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Hannah – Plague, Inc
Stig – John Oliver: Trump vs the truth

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C. elegansHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

The lovely TWiV team explore evolution of our fecal virome, and the antiviral RNA interference response in the nematode C. elegans.

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Weekly Science Picks 1:26:45

Alan – Contact information for Senators and Representatives
Kathy
 – How Tumor Virology Transformed Oncology
Dickson – Seven new species of Peacock Spider
Vincent – Proposed NIH budget cut and Expensive Oxford Comma

Listener Picks

Kim – Pigeon Fashion Week (TWiEVO 7)
Richard – aeroMorph and Understanding Molecular Evolution
JohnyeIce Instruments and Fahrenheit and Celsius

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DNA glovesHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVites discuss Zika virus seroprevalence in wild monkeys, Zika virus mRNA vaccines, and a gamete fusion protein inherited from viruses.

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Weekly Science Picks 1:25:50

Alan – Raspberry pi
Kathy
 – The Worst F&#%ing Words Ever
Dickson – NASA images of climate change
BrianneHow herd immunity works
Vincent – Radioactive boars in Fukushima

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Margaret – DNA socks and gloves

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Kusama pumpkin NaoshimaHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson Despommier, Alan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVirions reveal bacteriophage genes that control eukaryotic reproduction, and the biochemical basis for increased Ebolavirus glycoprotein activity during the recent outbreak.

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Weekly Science Picks 1:40:55

Rich – Germ Theory by Robert P. Gaynes
Alan – Student Scientist Partnerships
Kathy
 – Symbiartic
Dickson – PaleoBioDB Navigator
Vincent – Kusama Infinity Room

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ChaimHow to fight back against the backfire effect

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persistence of herpesvirusHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiX cabal discuss sexual transmission of Zika virus in mice, and how immune escape enables herpes simplex virus escape from latency.

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Weekly Science Picks 1:22:35

Rich – Vipassana Momma (Dravet Syndrome)
Kathy
 – Landlines Chrome Experiments
Dickson – Origami Revolution
Vincent – Hunched Over a Microscope

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Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Katie Antony, Tom Friedrich, Emma Mohr, and David O’Connor

Vincent meets with members of team ZEST at the University of Wisconsin Madison to discuss their macaque model for Zika virus pathogenesis.

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Science is not a liberal conspiracyHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVsters explain how superspreader bacteriophages release intact DNA from infected cells, and the role of astrocytes in protecting the cerebellum from virus infection.

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Weekly Science Picks 1:29:45

Alan – Skulls Unlimited
Rich – Bernard Moss Reflection
Kathy
 – Why vaccines don’t cause autism
Dickson – Honomobo
Vincent – Trump vs FDA

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Vincent Munster

NIAID’s Vincent Munster, Ph.D., during a MERS-CoV field study in Jordan, August 2013.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Vincent Munster

At the Rocky Mountain Laboratory in Hamilton, Montana, Vincent speaks with Vincent Munster about the work of his laboratory on MERS-coronavirus and Ebolaviruses.

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VSV gene orderHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVoids discuss the March for Science, the GOF moratorium, and a classic virology paper on mapping the gene order for vesicular stomatitis virus.

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Weekly Science Picks 1:24:50

Alan – Good Omen miniseries (book)
Kathy – How to cure earworms
Dickson – Exoplanets orbits
Vincent – Outbreak News Today

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Tom – The Smartest Protester

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Zika-Gas6-AxlHosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The sages of TWiV explain how chronic wasting disease of cervids could be caused by spontaneous misfolding of prion protein, and the role of the membrane protein Axl in Zika virus entry into cells.

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Alan – Deerland by Al Cambronne
Kathy – You can’t unring a bell #1 and #2
Rich – Extra letters added to life’s genetic code (source) and The Doomsday Clock (wiki)
Vincent – Trump Science Advisors, National Parks Won’t Be Silenced

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Stefan – The Vital Question by Nick Lane
KevinScientists March on Washington?
DennisFractal Tree of Life

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