Chemical synapseThe TWiVodrome explains how a gag-like protein from a retrotransposon forms virus-like particles that carry mRNA within vesicles across the synapse.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

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Malate-Aspartate shuttle

Malate-Aspartate shuttle

Nels joins the TWiV team to talk about his work on genomic accordions in vaccinia virus, hepatitis B virus in a 439 year old mummy, and viral induction of energy synthesis by a long noncoding RNA.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Nels Elde

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The Legos of TWiV

The TWiV Team. From left to right: Vincent, Dickson, Alan, Rich, Kathy.

In the first episode for 2018, the TWiV team reviews the amazing virology stories of 2017.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

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KathyVoyager recording and book
Rich – David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (Maktao)
DicksonGlobal Croplands Map
AlanThe Great Influenza one day at a time
Vincent – The Doomsday Machine by Daniel Ellsberg

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MarkScience Moms
Brian – Science of HIV
Andy – Ask Me Anything
SteveCritical Attitude in Medicine

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LeishmaniaThe TWiVanguardians take on Bodo saltans virus, a leviathan which infects an abundant flagellated eukaryote in Earth’s waters.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

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KathyEvery second
DicksonTop 10 Science Images 2017
AlanShortwave Radiogram
Vincent – Science March on Instagram

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IslamClass Crossword (Armored Penguin)
Peter – The Last of the Iron Lungs

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Merry virusThe Fellowship of the Virus discuss enhancement of dengue disease in humans: the contribution of antibody concentration and increased binding to Fc receptors.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

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KathyToday in Science History
Dickson10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017
RichSpaceX to orbit a Tesla
AlanDebt in America
Vincent – The Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols  (NYTimes review)

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StephenA Concise Paper
Johnye – Holiday song parodies (one, two, three)
TomSMBC: Are viruses alive?

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Ray OrtegaVincent speaks with professional podcaster Ray Ortega about his career and the power of the podcast.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Ray Ortega

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virus cookiesThe TWiV team reveal the origin of the poxvirus membrane, and how a retrovirus drove the development of the placenta of a lizard.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

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KathyGoogle doodles  Discoverer of photosynthesis  Robert Koch
DicksonNature Photography Winners
RichThe Raging Idiots Planet Song
AlanZooborns
Vincent – Glass Insects and Plants by Yuki Tsunoda

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ScottSagan Series
PaulSMBC Comics
TrudyIf Scientists Wrote Christmas Songs

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DengvaxiaThe TWiVerinos discuss restriction of dengue virus vaccine by Sanofi, and data which suggest that Dengvaxia causes enhanced disease in previously uninfected recipients.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

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KathyNASA is reinventing the wheel
DicksonStunning neuroscience images
RichMoneyball by Michael Lewis (film)
AlanDiverse Sources
Vincent – Zombie gene protects elephants from cancer (Quanta, TWiEVO)

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ScottWhy Vaccines Matter by Cynthia Gorney and The Song of the Dodo by David Quammen.

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Bacteriophage transcytosisThe TWiV ninjas reveal that bacteriophage particles rapidly move across monolayers of eukaryotic cells from different tissues.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

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This episode is brought to you by Blue Apron. Blue Apron is the #1 fresh ingredient and recipe   delivery service in the country. Get $30 off your first delivery and FREE SHIPPING by going to blueapron.com/twiv.

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Kathy – Photo of 3200 year-old tree in one image
DicksonMicrosculpture
RichA Short History Of Humans And Germs
AlanPlanets app
Vincent – Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting

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BaselJoint Pathology Center
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Effort vs ProductivityThe TWiV hosts discuss a plant virus that infects a fungus, and whether you need to work insane hours to succeed in science.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

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This episode is brought to you by the Department of Microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Composed of over 20 virology labs, all centralized in one building in the heart of New York City, this department is a perfect fit for anyone with an interest in pursuing virus research. For more information about the Department, visit http://bit.ly/micromssm

This episode is brought to you by  the Virology and Gene Therapy PhD program at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Rochester, Minnesota. The renowned Mayo Clinic Virology and Gene Therapy program is currently accepting applications until December first. If you want to be trained in the exciting fields of oncolytic virotherapy, gene therapy, vaccine creation, or basic virology, visit mayoclinic.org to apply to the Virology and Gene Therapy program at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

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KathyPatterns Video (WonderLab)
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AlanSail Magazine Best Boats 2018
Vincent – Science Is Dry, Obscure, Complex?

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