A82VHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Jeremy Luban, Aaron Lin, and Ted Diehl

Jeremy, Aaron, and Ted join the TWiV team to discuss their work on identifying a single amino acid change in the Ebola virus glycoprotein from the West African outbreak that increases infectivity in human cells.

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Weekly Science Picks 1:36:30

Jeremy – Real time tracking of Ebola virus evolution
Ted – The Brain Scoop
Aaron – Kate Rubins sequencing DNA on ISS (video)
Alan – A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
Rich –  Vendee Globe
Kathy – Axios
Vincent – Vendors from above by Loes Heerinck

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Michael DiamondHost: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Michael Diamond

Michael Diamond visits the TWiV studio to talk about chikungunya virus and his laboratory’s work on a mouse model of Zika virus, including the recent finding of testicular damage caused by viral replication.

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Paul Duprex

Guests: Ralph Baric, Felix Drexler, Marion Koopmans, and Stacey Schultz-Cherry

From the EIDA2Z conference at Boston University, Vincent, Alan and Paul meet up with Ralph Baric, Felix Drexler, Marion Koopmans, and Stacey Schultz-Cherry to talk about discovering, understanding, protecting, and collaborating on emerging infectious diseases.

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spider toxin gene in WOHosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Mark Fuccio

The TWiVome reveal the first eukaryotic genes found in a bacteriophage of Wolbachia, and how DNA tumor virus oncogenes antagonize sensing of cytoplasmic DNA by the cell.

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Weekly Science Picks 1:47:35

Mark – EFN Enterprise Futures Network and Mission Log Podcast
Alan – 
2016 Wildlife Comedy Photography
Rich
 –  ZuTA, portable robotic printer
Kathy – How LEGO help blind people see
Vincent – 
Airplane photos of Mike Kelley

Listener Pick

Hannah – Frozen Flow Glass (Instagram)

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Strummer

Drawing by Strummer

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVeroos examine a reverse spillover of Newcastle disease virus vaccines into wild birds, and identification of a protein cell receptor for murine noroviruses.

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Alan – Braincraft
Rich
 –  Now is the Greatest Time to Be Alive
Kathy – CRISPR/Cas9 by A Capella Science
Vincent – 
Microbes After Hours: The Necromicrobiome

Listener Pick

JoleneChalk Talk Science by Dennis Mangan

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Sharon Isern and Scott Michael

Sharon Isern and Scott Michael. Photo by Melissa Neubek.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Sharon Isern and Scott Michael

Sharon and Scott join the TWiV team to talk about their work on dengue antibody-dependent enhancement of Zika virus infection, and identifying the virus in mosquitoes from Miami.

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Zika virus in Florida

Zika virus in Florida. Source: Florida Weekly Arbovirus Reports.

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Weekly Science Picks 1:44:30

Sharon – Zika virus comics and cartoons and Florida weekly arbovirus reports
Scott – Real-time tracking of Zika virus evolution
Alan – Evolution of antibiotic resistance on a mega plate
Rich
 –  Windytv
Kathy – Zika virus map and timeline
Vincent – 
Ohsumi Nobel advanced information and HR 5325 funding breakdown

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TWiV 409

This image has nothing to do with Nef, but is all about a grateful listener, Erik.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Jeremy Luban

Jeremy joins the TWiVeroids to tell the amazing story of how the function of the HIV-1 protein called Nef was discovered and found to promote infection by excluding the host protein SERINC from virus particles.

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Alan – Migration in Motion
Dickson – Beautiful Chemistry
Rich – XKCD Timeline of Earth Temperature
Kathy
 –  Vaccine Heroes from Vaccine Education Center
Jeremy – CIDRAP posters and Demon in the Freezer
Vincent – 
People Peas and Pathogens

Listener Picks

Matlock – Science isn’t broken

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Alan Dove

Guest: David Quammen

Four years after filming ‘Threading the NEIDL’, Vincent and Alan return to the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory BSL4 facility at Boston University where they speak with science writer David Quammen.

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Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Ralph Baric, Kristina De Paris, Tal Kafri, Helen Lazear, Mark Heise, and David Margolis

In the second of two shows recorded at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Vincent meets up with faculty members to talk about how they got into science, their research on RNA viruses, and what they would be doing if they were not scientists.

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Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Dirk Dittmer, Cary Moody, Nat Moorman, Nancy Raab-Traub, Lishan Su, and Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque

In the first of two shows recorded at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Vincent meets up with faculty members to talk about how they got into science, their research on DNA viruses, and what they would be doing if they were not scientists.

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