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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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
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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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Kathy – Photo of 3200 year-old tree in one image
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Vincent – Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting

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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 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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Vincent – Science Is Dry, Obscure, Complex?

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neuronal migrationAmy joins the TWiV team to talk about her career and her work on Zika virus neurotropism using embryonic mouse organotypic brain slice cultures.

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

Guest: Amy Rosenfeld

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Jon and Teddy YewdellJon and Teddy Yewdell join the TWiV team to talk about their careers, their research, and the problems with biomedical research.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove,and Rich Condit

Guest: Jon Yewdell and Teddy Yewdell

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From Indiana University, Vincent and Kathy speak with Tuli Mukhopadhyay, John Patton, and Adam Zlotnick about their careers and their work on alphaviruses, hepatitis B virus, and rotaviruses.

Host: Vincent Racaniello and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Tuli MukhopadhyayJohn Patton, and Adam Zlotnick

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APOBEC3H with dsRNATheodora Hatziioannou joins the TWiV team to discuss a macaque model for AIDS, and how a cell protein that blocks HIV-1 infection interacts with double-stranded RNA.

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

Guest: Theodora Hatziioannou

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At Tufts University Dental School in Boston, Vincent speaks with Katya Heldwein and Sean Whelan about their careers and their work on herpesvirus structure and replication of vesicular stomatitis virus.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Katya Heldwein and Sean Whelan

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Alan's aerial virusThe TWiViridae review the 2017 Nobel Prizes for cryoEM and circadian rhythms, and discuss modulation of plant virus replication by RNA methylation.

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

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