The TWiVologists consider whether to receive an influenza vaccine in August (in the northern hemisphere), and mice implanted with human lung fragments for studying microbial pathogens.

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

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Weekly Science Picks 1:17:18

Brianne – Why we need to increase diversity in the immunology research community
Alan – Stock photos of vaccination that don’t suck
KathySample size calculator
VincentHow Economics Shapes Science by Paula Stephan

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Melinda – Zome Tools

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TWiV travels to Rutgers University to speak with Brad, Kay, Siobain, and Kim about their careers and their work on viruses of plants, fungi, bacteria, diatoms, and coccolithophores.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Brianne Barker

Guests: Brad Hillman, Kay Bidle, Siobain Duffy, and Kim Thamatrakoln

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The Autonomous CollecTWiVe reveal two effective treatments for Ebolavirus infection, how a virus in a fungus confers heat tolerance to a plant, and dampened inflammation as a mechanism for bat tolerance to viral infection.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Brianne Barker

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Weekly Science Picks 1:18:03

Brianne – Deaf student makes sign language terms to communicate science
Alan – Show Your Stripes
VincentSixty Years of Discovery

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Eric – This drug could end HIV – why hasn’t it?

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From the meeting of the Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance, Vincent speaks with Alan, Florian and Jennifer about their careers, the purpose of CEIRS, universal influenza vaccines, and cellular responses to infection in pediatric populations.

Guests: Alan Embry, Florian Krammer, and Jennifer Nayak

Host: Vincent Racaniello

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The complete TWiV team give a report on the Ebola virus outbreak in DRC, and reveal that cell surface nectin proteins cause the transfer of cytoplasmic cargo, including measles virus, between cells.

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

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Weekly Science Picks 1:29:13

Brianne – DukeMed Distinguished Award: Bill Joklik
Alan – Audubon photography awards for 2019
Rich – Joklik paper on vaccinia virus mRNA; Joklik MEM
DicksonGhost orchid pollination revealed
KathyCrocheted petri plates
VincentDocuments relating to history of ASV

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Neva – What happens if we engineer a superbug?

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From ASV 2019 at the University of Minnesota, TWiV explores the origins of the American Society for Virology with Sid Grossberg and Pat Spear.

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

Guests: Sid Grossberg and Pat Spear

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From the European Congress of Virology in Rotterdam, Vincent and local co-host Ben Berkhout speak with Ron Fouchier, Rosina Girones, and Marie-Paule Kieny about their careers and their work on influenza virus, environmental virology, and developing an Ebola virus vaccine during an epidemic.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Ben Berkhout

Guests: Ron Fouchier, Rosina Girones, and Marie-Paule Kieny

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TWiV minus one reveals delayed neurological deficits in children without microcephaly born to Zika virus infected mothers, and N-glycolyl-neuraminic acid as a receptor for influenza A viruses.

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

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Weekly Science Picks 1:27:27

Brianne – Foldable viral capsid models and Foldable models demonstrate T numbers
Alan – Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling
DicksonNASA 50th Events
KathyAltas Obscura’s 17,069 strange and wonderful places
VincentTWiEVO 44: The enemy of my enemy is my phage

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Anthony – Global Water Pathogen Project

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From ASM Microbe 2019, Vincent, Brianne and Calvin meet up with Craig Cameron to discuss his career and his work exploring RNA-dependent RNA synthesis and single cell virology.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Brianne Barker, and Calvin Yeager

Guest: Craig Cameron

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A trio of TWiVers reports on influenza in Australia, how a host protein impacts bird to human movement of influenza virus, and marine DNA viral diversity in the oceans from pole to pole.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Kathy Spindler, and Alan Dove

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Weekly Science Picks 1:07:05

Alan – Stephanie Langel’s Discovery Talk
KathyMap of languages in the USA
Vincent – Grad student mental health with Susanna Harris video and on TWiM 199

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Fernando – Pushing back on hyped-up science

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