Europic 2018At Europic 2018, a meeting on picornaviruses in the Netherlands, Vincent speaks with Sasha Gorbalenya, Jim Hogle, Ann Palmenberg and Frank van Kuppeveld about their careers and their research.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Sasha Gorbalenya, Jim Hogle, Ann Palmenberg, and Frank van Kuppeveld

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Vincent and Rich recorded this episode at Vaccines in the 21st Century, a meeting held at the University of California, Irvine, where they spoke with Stacy Schultz-Cherry, Douglas Diekema, and Andrew Noymer about vaccine facts and fiction.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit

Guests: Stacey Schultz-Cherry, Douglas Diekema, and Andrew Noymer

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ion channel 20The TWiVerati follow up on the Ebola virus outbreak, virulence of Ebola-Makona, and reveal how a parasitoid is revealed to hyperparasitoids, and binding of influenza virus to a calcium ion channel to mediate influenza virus entry.

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

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Alan – National Cryptologic Museum
Rich – Science is mostly about staring
Dickson –
New Zealand gloworms
Kathy
 – Opening of Smithsonian Outbreak; conference advice General  ASV
Vincent – ICTV online

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Ebola 2018Vincent, Kathy, and Alan review the ongoing outbreak of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the finding that mutations identified in the 2015 West African epidemic do not alter pathogenesis in animals.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

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Alan – Happy 35th birthday, PCR
Kathy
Everything can be a speaker
Vincent – Ocean rise due to rocks (debunked); Gates advises Trump on viruses

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NoahDavid Baltimore on iBiology

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RNAscopeThe TWiVerati discuss the FDA Advisory Committee deliberation on the anti-poxvirus drug tecovirimat, and immune cells in gut-associated lymphoid tissue as the major target during acute murine norovirus infection.

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

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Alan – Personal Finance for PhDs by Emily Roberts
Kathy
Optical illusions fool artificial intelligence
Rich2017-2018 snowfall graphic
DicksonDust from the Sahara
Vincent – The Last Days of Smallpox by Mark Pallen

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82-28The Masters of the TWiXome review the development of sensitive, portable, and field-based viral diagnostics using the CRISPR-Cas system.

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

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Alan – Decline of local newspapers leaves epidemiologists blind
Kathy
Journal oversight, mental health research
RichThe Big Sort: An Insider’s Tour of a Recycling Plant
DicksonWhen Science Meets Art
Vincent – A Crack in Creation by Doudna and Sternberg

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Tom – Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day

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61 is 16The TWiVome deconstructs the evolutionary history of RNA viruses, and immune promotion of murine norovirus pathogenesis by replication in intestinal tuft cells.

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

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Alan – Oligodendroglioma in song
Kathy
Everything-repellent coating to grime proof phone screens & more
RichGaia star map
DicksonClouds are complicated
Vincent – Eradicating polio with a vaccine we must stop using

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Stephen – Forget the Avengers, it took real heroes to make India polio-free

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TetraselmisFrom the TWiV team, human cowpox infection possibly acquired from a pet cat, and a new giant mimivirus of green algae with genes encoding enzymes of fermentation.

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

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KathyLandscapes that look like another world (but they are from Spain)
RichBrighton Collaboration; Viral Vector Vaccines Safety Working Group (V3SWG) (Chen & DeStefano: Vaccine adverse events: causal or coincidental?)
DicksonClouds of Jupiter and EBNA2 and autoimmunity
Vincent – More than one-third of graduate students report being depressed (original article)

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Vincent visits Sandra Urdaneta-Hartmann at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia to talk about the development of the mobile video game ‘CD4 Hunter’.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Sandra Urdaneta-Hartmann

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Olfactory virus spreadThe TWiV team reveals that recent mumps virus outbreaks in the US are due to waning vaccine efficacy, and an intranasally delivered small interfering RNA that controls West Nile infection in the brain.

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

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KathyPeak bloom and photographing cherry blossoms
DicksonOrigins of vertebrate RNA viruses
AlanRare footage of anglerfish in the deep ocean
Vincent – NIH must reduce disparities in funding

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Mariann – Eden Project and Bellyvision Apparatus and the Like
AmirWinners of ICR Science Photography and Photography Contest

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