The TWiVers present mitoviruses, which infect mitochondria, and how quasi-enveloped hepatitis A virus gets naked again.

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

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Weekly Science Picks 1:16:27

AlanWhere and when to see cherry blossoms
Dickson Nebraska floods
KathyPeeps fungal infection experiment
Vincent – Emergency declared in NY over measles, unvaccinated barred from public spaces

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SamSTLR conversations
JoshTree of Life

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rabbits around a water hole

The TWiVstars reveal the diversity of herpes simplex virus type 2 in a neonatal population, and parallel adaptation of rabbits in three countries to myxoma virus.

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

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Weekly Science Picks 1:35:33

AlanThe Quarters
RichBrian May – New Horizons (Ultima Thule Mix) [Official Music Video]
Dickson How rats became an inescapable part of city living
Kathy – Principal Component Analysis (short  longer) and Educational Material about Influenza Viruses
Vincent – Why “chickenpox parties” are a terrible idea—in case it’s not obvious

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200 icosahedral viruses

The TWiV hosts present two potentially seminal papers, on long-distance chemoattraction of a host by a chlorovirus, and replication of a nanovirus across multiple cells in a plant.

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

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Weekly Science Picks 1:22:49

Brianne – Why Do So Many Scientists Want to be Filmmakers
AlanBetter boarding method airlines won’t use
Dickson Mass timber building
KathyWhat organisms to study flow chart
Vincent – World Pulls Andon Cord on 737 MAX

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Richard The Real Cost of Knowledge
Islam200 icosahedral viruses poster
MikePost-Doc Me Now

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TWiV travels to the University of Iowa to speak with Wendy Maury and Stanley Perlman about their research on Ebolavirus entry and coronavirus pathogenesis.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Wendy Maury and Stanley Perlman

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The Scholars of the Podcast reveal ribosomal proteins encoded in viral genomes, and a protein cell receptor for bat influenza viruses.

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

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Weekly Science Picks 1:20:37

Brianne – Yes, I’m a Scientist on Twitter. Stop Judging Me.
Alan – Impact of vaccines, graphed in heat maps
Dickson Treehoppers
KathyWorld watershed maps
Rich –  Gene Machine by Venki Ramakrishnan
Vincent – House hearing on measles outbreak (ASM comment)

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JordanFacebook may remove anti-vaccine recommendations

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Vincent and Alan travel to Tufts Veterinary School where they meet up with members of the Runstadler lab to talk about their work on influenza virus circulation in water birds and seals.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Alan Dove

Guests: Jonathan Runstadler, Nichola Hill, Wendy Puryear, and Kate Sawatzki

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The TWiV team discuss the use of quantum dots to study uncoating of influenza virus in real time, and induction of endothelial dysfunction by flavivirus NS1 proteins in a tissue-specific manner.

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

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Weekly Science Picks 1:19:29

Brianne – Hotel Influenza
Alan – Your town’s climate in 60 years
Dickson BMC Research in Progress Photo Competition
Rich –  NASA’s Opportunity Rover Mission on Mars Ends  (landing animation)
Vincent – Watch a single cell become a complex organism in six minutes

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AnnePathogenesis II Kickstarter

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Calicivirus portal

The TWiV crew reveal a unique portal on the calcivirus capsid formed upon receptor engagement, and the regulation of interferon responses in virus-infected cells by methylation of mRNA.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker

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Weekly Science Picks 1:22:15

Brianne – The Red Queen’s Race Card Game
AlanPentax Papilio II
Dickson Felice Frankel on improving visual side of science
Kathy – History of the alphabet chart (free download) usefulcharts.com (see blog, such as Latin Greek Cyrillic Venn Diagram)
Vincent – Virology Lectures 2019

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Peter – Microbehunter (YouTube, blog, forum)

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Rousettus

The TWiVosophers review the Chinese plasma virome revealed by non-invasive prenatal testing, and a new filovirus genome from bats in China.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich ConditKathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker

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Weekly Science Picks 1:33:54

Brianne – Trying Polar Vortex Experiments at Home
Rich Three Identical Strangers
Kathy – Science wear, especially for Valentine’s Day (discount)
Vincent – State of anti-vaccine movement in US and Top 10 Health Threats for 2019

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AmyIf government can’t deliver safe vaccines, is it fit to rule?
Ted – Understanding Economics of Microbial Threats (pdf)

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Wild boar

The TWiVers discuss the spread of African swine fever virus and its threat to pig farming, and the zoonotic potential of peste des petits ruminants virus.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

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Weekly Science Picks 1:25:27

Alan – Retraction Watch database
Rich “The Mayo Clinic: Faith Hope Science” by Ken Burns
Kathy – U-M EEB Photographer at Large contest
Vincent – Vaccines: An achievement of civilization

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DavidUseless Knowledge Begets New Horizons

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