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
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Vincent – Virus by Marilyn Roossinck

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OneTime – The Stranglers – Old Codger
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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

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

Guest: Harold Varmus

The TWiV team is together in New York City for a conversation with Nobel Laureate Harold Varmus about his remarkable career in science.

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Alan – A year on Earth
Rich – TWiV #1: West Nile Virus
Dickson – Chasing storms, chasing beauty
KathyBioartography and FASEB image and video competition
Vincent – The Art and Politics of Science by Harold Varmus (free download)

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Trudy – Scientific Studies on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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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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Weekly Science Picks 1:31:35

Alan – CDC postmortem on Ebolavirus outbreak
Rich – Refutations to anti-vaccine memes (Twitter, Facebook)
Dickson – History of urbanization
Vincent – How to cut subject from background in Photoshop

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Marion – Skeptics Guide to the Universe podcast
JennieLeatherback turtles in Costa Rica

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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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