Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Alan Dove

Guest: David Quammen

Four years after filming ‘Threading the NEIDL’, Vincent and Alan return to the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory BSL4 facility at Boston University where they speak with science writer David Quammen.

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Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Ralph Baric, Kristina De Paris, Tal Kafri, Helen Lazear, Mark Heise, and David Margolis

In the second of two shows recorded at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Vincent meets up with faculty members to talk about how they got into science, their research on RNA viruses, and what they would be doing if they were not scientists.

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Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Dirk Dittmer, Cary Moody, Nat Moorman, Nancy Raab-Traub, Lishan Su, and Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque

In the first of two shows recorded at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Vincent meets up with faculty members to talk about how they got into science, their research on DNA viruses, and what they would be doing if they were not scientists.

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norovirusHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiV team discusses eye infections caused by Zika virus, failure of Culex mosquitoes to transmit the virus, and replication of norovirus in stem cell derived enteroids.

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan – Infective Perspective
Dickson – The Living River
Rich – Freddy Mercury around the Sun
Kathy
 –  A Day in Pompeii
Vincent – Spraying Pesticides

Listener Picks

Ricardo – Why the metric system matters
Eric – The Giving Plague by David Brin

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global water volumeHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiXers discuss a study on vertical transmission of Zika virus by Aedes mosquitoes, and uncovering Earth’s virome by mining existing metagenomic sequence data.

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Alan – The Vizzies
Dickson – NASA Spinoff
Kathy
 –  Maps.me
Vincent – Zika: The Emerging Epidemic by Donald McNeil

Listener Picks

Tarwin – Darwin’s Radio by Greg Bear (paper or Kindle)
Bodham – The start of scientific publishing, 1665

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Dose response plaque assayHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Rich Condit

From the twiVivants, follow up on FluMist and Zoster vaccines, Zika virus update, and isolation of a multicomponent animal virus from mosquitoes.

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Alan – Sally Le Page
Dickson – Comfortably Numb by Jamie Dupuis
Rich
 –  Learned Helplessness
Vincent – Virus by Marilyn Roossinck

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OneTime – The Stranglers – Old Codger
Steve – A Poem About Pronunciation

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Racaniello and DA HendersonDonald “D.A.” Henderson, a physician, educator, and epidemiologist who led the World Health Organization’s campaign to eradicate smallpox, died at 87 years of age on Aug. 19, 2016. Vincent was fortunate to have the opportunity to speak with DA Henderson in 2014 about his career, the smallpox eradication effort, and what it means for the eradication of polio. 

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CorndoglikevirusHosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Rich Condit

The TWiV team takes on an experimental plant-based poliovirus vaccine, contradictory findings on the efficacy of Flumist, waning protection conferred by Zostavax, and a new adjuvanted subunit zoster vaccine.

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Alan – To Scale: The Solar System
Rich –  Route 66 Goes Solar
Vincent – Race for a Zika Vaccine by Siddhartha Mukherjee

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Bohdan – Penn and Teller on Vaccinations
Bill – Connections, Episode 1

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bumblebeeHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Rich Condit

Polio returns to Nigeria, Zika virus spreads in Miami, and virus infection of plants attracts bumblebees for pollination, from the virus gentlepeople at TWiV.

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Alan – Solar storm that launched US space weather science
Rich –  Data storage on DNA
Dickson – Perseid meteor show live
Vincent – In the Company of Microbes by Elio Schaechter

Listener Picks

Neva – I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong
Amanda – American Gut

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mouse bitesHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Zika virus spreads in the USA, a Zika virus DNA vaccine goes into phase I trials, and how mosquito bites enhance virus replication and disease, from the friendly TWiFolk Vincent, Dickson, Alan, and Kathy.

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Weekly Science Picks 1:43:30

Alan – The Doubleclicks
Kathy – WHO ZIKV app and ZIKV Giant Microbe
Dickson – Photographer Rosamond Purcell
Vincent – Spillover: Zika, Ebola, and Beyond

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Ricardo – Portugal Four Days on Renewable Energy
Fatma – DeNovo: Predicting virus-host protein interactions
StephenHow mosquitoes use six needles to suck your blood

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