IMG_3202.jpg Zika virus stocksHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Rich Condit

The latest Zika virus news from the ConTWiVstadors, including a case of female to male transmission, risk of infection at the 2016 summer Olympics, a DNA vaccine, antibody-dependent enhancement by dengue antibodies, and sites of replication in the placenta.

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Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Sandy Weller

Vincent speaks with Sandy Weller about her career and her work on the mechanisms of synthesis, maturation, cleavage and packaging of viral DNA genomes.

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David TullerHost: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: David Tuller

Vincent speaks with David Tuller about flaws in the U.K’s $8 million PACE trial for chronic fatigue syndrome, and efforts to have the trial data released.

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Peter PaleseHost: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Peter Palese

Vincent speaks with Peter Palese about his illustrious career in virology, from early work on neuraminidases to universal influenza virus vaccines.

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Stephen J. Russell

From ASV 2016 at Virginia Tech, Vincent, Rich and Kathy speak with Stephen Russell about his career and his work on oncolytic virotherapy – using viruses to treat cancers.

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Kathy – Can you explain your science in 30 seconds? and How Far Can We Go?
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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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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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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
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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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