At Retroviruses 2019 in Cold Spring Harbor, Vincent speaks with virologist Bryan Cullen about his work and his career, together with former associates Ann Skalka, Paul Bieniasz, and Michael Malim.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Bryan Cullen, Paul Bieniasz, Michael Malim, and Ann Skalka

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TWiV explains the use of a neuronal cell line to study herpes simplex virus latency and reactivation, and a strategy for creating vaccines that induce antibodies against specific epitopes.

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

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Weekly Science Picks 1:24:02

Alan – Quabbin Reservoir
Rich – Katherine Swan Ginsburg Humanism in Medicine Program; The Arnold P. Gold Foundation
BrianneUPitt Measles Simulator
DicksonJames Webb Space Telescope
VincentNobel Prizes and Life Sciences by Erling Norrby

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Kartik and Rohit join the TWiV team to present their identification of protocadherin-1 as a cell receptor for New World hantaviruses.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Kartik Chandran and Rohit Jangra

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This episode is sponsored by the 2019 Chem/Bio Defense Science and Technology Conference. Are you working on innovative research that can shape the future of chemical or biological defense? Submit your abstract and present your work to more than 1,500 leaders from government, academia and industry. Visit www.cbdstconference.com for more details.

Weekly Science Picks 1:22:44

Alan – Temi and Trint
Rich – Using Jupiter’s moons to determine where on Earth you are
KathyBest architecture in every state
Vincent – Cyberwire Podcast: The Ghost and the Mole
KartikSlack
RohitAntibody responses to viral infections

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Vincent travels to the European Congress of Virology in Rotterdam and with local co-host Marion Koopmans speaks with Martin Beer, Stephan Gunther, and Vera Ros about their careers and their work on Lassa virus, Borna virus, and insect viruses.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Marion Koopmans

Guests: Martin Beer, Stephan Gunther, and Vera Ros

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Vincent travels to the University at Albany to speak with Cara, Rachel, and Alex about their careers and their work on stress granules, epitranscriptomics, and arboviruses.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Cara Pager, Rachel Netzband, and Alex Ciota

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The un-encapsidated TWiV Humans discuss finding hepatitis D virus-related sequences in birds and snakes, and fatal swine acute diarrhoea syndrome caused by a coronavirus of bat origin.

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

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Weekly Science Picks 1:42:11

Alan – Plots of Data visualization tool
Rich – How to control the brain; Meet UF Physician Kelly Foote, MD
DicksonOceanix
KathyIceproofing large structures
Vincent – Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes by Svante Paabo

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Johyne – NYTimes Mag Lab (sorry, no link)
Sheena – History of Vaccines by NPR

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Jens Kuhn returns to TWiV to explain Select Agents, Priority Pathogens, Australia List Pathogens, Risk Group Agents, biosafety, biosecurity, and biosurety.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Brianne Barker

Guest: Jens Kuhn

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Weekly Science Picks 1:28:26

Jens – Forvo pronunciation guide
Brianne – How long do vaccines last?
Alan – How much hotter is your home town than when you were born?
Dickson50 Stunning Photos of Earth
Vincent – Madness and Memory by Stanley Prusiner

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The TWiV team reveals the repertoire of anti-viral antibodies in newborn humans, and a complement protein that binds the adenovirus capsid and prevents release of the viral DNA.

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

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Weekly Science Picks 1:36:43

Brianne – Doctors use HIV in gene therapy to fix ‘bubble boy’ disease
Rich – I Want What My Male Colleague Has
KathyPreventing airborne disease (video and primary article)
Vincent – The Mueller Report

Listener Pick

SteveVaccine Mythbusting
CyprianTen simple rules towards healthier research labs

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The TWiV team discusses Medusavirus, isolated from a hot spring in Japan, and induction of neurodegeneration by recurrent herpes simplex virus 1 infection of mice.

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

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Weekly Science Picks 1:24:17

Brianne – How to Take a Picture of a Black Hole
AlanJupiter Marble image
Rich – NASA Commercial Crew Program; How SpaceX and Boeing will get Astronauts to the ISS; Everyday Astronaut
Dickson Sky-High Stunners
KathyArts at Michigan photo winners and UM Microscopy Core image contest winners
Vincent – NYC declares emergency over measles outbreak, mandates vaccinations and EMDataResource

Listener Pick

MartinSydney Brenner passes

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Vincent travels to Microbiotix, Inc, a biopharmaceutical company in Worcester, MA to speak with four members of the company about their discovery and development of small molecule drugs that target serious infectious diseases.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Terry Bowlin, Zach Aron, Grace Lui, and Islam Hussein

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Listener Pick 1:01:36

IslamHow to successfully collaborate with industry

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