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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David Tuller returns to talk about his efforts of the past year to expose the methodological and ethical problems with the PACE and Lightning trials for therapy of ME/CFS.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: David Tuller

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The TWiVologists consider whether to receive an influenza vaccine in August (in the northern hemisphere), and mice implanted with human lung fragments for studying microbial pathogens.

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

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Brianne – Why we need to increase diversity in the immunology research community
Alan – Stock photos of vaccination that don’t suck
KathySample size calculator
VincentHow Economics Shapes Science by Paula Stephan

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Melinda – Zome Tools

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TWiV travels to Rutgers University to speak with Brad, Kay, Siobain, and Kim about their careers and their work on viruses of plants, fungi, bacteria, diatoms, and coccolithophores.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Brianne Barker

Guests: Brad Hillman, Kay Bidle, Siobain Duffy, and Kim Thamatrakoln

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The Autonomous CollecTWiVe reveal two effective treatments for Ebolavirus infection, how a virus in a fungus confers heat tolerance to a plant, and dampened inflammation as a mechanism for bat tolerance to viral infection.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Brianne Barker

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Weekly Science Picks 1:18:03

Brianne – Deaf student makes sign language terms to communicate science
Alan – Show Your Stripes
VincentSixty Years of Discovery

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Eric – This drug could end HIV – why hasn’t it?

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From the meeting of the Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance, Vincent speaks with Alan, Florian and Jennifer about their careers, the purpose of CEIRS, universal influenza vaccines, and cellular responses to infection in pediatric populations.

Guests: Alan Embry, Florian Krammer, and Jennifer Nayak

Host: Vincent Racaniello

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The complete TWiV team give a report on the Ebola virus outbreak in DRC, and reveal that cell surface nectin proteins cause the transfer of cytoplasmic cargo, including measles virus, between cells.

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

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Brianne – DukeMed Distinguished Award: Bill Joklik
Alan – Audubon photography awards for 2019
Rich – Joklik paper on vaccinia virus mRNA; Joklik MEM
DicksonGhost orchid pollination revealed
KathyCrocheted petri plates
VincentDocuments relating to history of ASV

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Neva – What happens if we engineer a superbug?

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From ASV 2019 at the University of Minnesota, TWiV explores the origins of the American Society for Virology with Sid Grossberg and Pat Spear.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker

Guests: Sid Grossberg and Pat Spear

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From the European Congress of Virology in Rotterdam, Vincent and local co-host Ben Berkhout speak with Ron Fouchier, Rosina Girones, and Marie-Paule Kieny about their careers and their work on influenza virus, environmental virology, and developing an Ebola virus vaccine during an epidemic.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Ben Berkhout

Guests: Ron Fouchier, Rosina Girones, and Marie-Paule Kieny

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