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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circRNA

Patrick Moore returns to TWiV to discuss the discovery from the Chang-Moore laboratory of circular RNAs in cells infected with herpesviruses.

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

Guest: Patrick Moore

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Weekly Science Picks 1:26:51

Brianne – The herd to the rescue
Alan – Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory
Dickson100,000 Genomes Project
Kathy – Your Age on Other Worlds
Vincent – Vitamin D and Prevention of Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease
Pat (Dissenting)North Korea and Bioweapons

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EricThe Molecular Basis of Life

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Retroviral silencingSteve Goff returns to TWiV to discuss the work of his laboratory on how retroviral genomes are silenced in infected cells.

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

Guest: Steve Goff

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🎼 They’ll histone you when you start to transcribe,
And they’ll histone you just for tryin’ to get by,
So be careful when you uncoat your genome,
‘Cause everybody must histone.

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Weekly Science Picks 57:00, 1:27:39

Alan – The Tangled Tree by David Quammen
DicksonAmmonia could power the globe
Kathy – Portmanteaux and A.Word.A.Day
Vincent – Curioscity
SteveAlice and Bob Meet the Wall of Fire

Listener Pick

Chaim – Tony Fauci on getting your flu vaccine (mp3)

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At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Vincent meets up with one of his virology heroes, Roland R. Rueckert, to talk about his research and his second career as a forest manager.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Roland R. Rueckert

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Starring virusIn the first episode for 2019, the TWiV team reviews the amazing virology stories of the past year.

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

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Weekly Science Picks 1:39:10

Alan – Pandemic Trail game
RichOn a Bat’s Wing and a Prayer
Dickson – Decoding Watson
KathyPhenotypic variation in outbred and inbred mice
Vincent – Trump County Confronts the Administration Amid Rash of Child Cancers

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AnnePeter Hotez interview
Islam – Letter from Crick to Watson (pdf)

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Four Corners USAThe TWiV team summarizes the discovery of Sin Nombre virus, and presents evidence that neurotropic flaviviruses can cause intestinal dysmotility syndromes after systemic infection of mice.

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

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Weekly Science Picks 1:09:58

Alan – Zooming in to Sagittarius A, ESO video
RichOrbits and Ice Ages: A History of Climate
DicksonNational Geographic Best Photos 2018
Kathy – HealthMap Vaccine Finder
Vincent – Taylor Custom

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NealThe Yoda of Silicon Valley

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RNA virus evolutionThe TWiV hosts discuss the distribution of prions in the eyes of patients with sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease, and the origins and evolution of RNA viruses.

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

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Weekly Science Picks 1:32:39

Alan – Population mountains to visualize cities
RichA Neanderthal Perspective on Human Origins with Svante Pääbo
Kathy – NASA Space Mission posters
Vincent – Package Thief vs Glitter Bomb Trap

Listener Pick

NealWas a Scientist Jailed?

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Peter HotezVaccine scientist, pediatrician, and autism dad Peter Hotez talks about his new book, Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Peter Hotez

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Bee research in the Flenniken lab. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham

Bee research in the Flenniken lab. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham

Michelle Flenniken joins TWiV to talk about honeybees and the work of her laboratory on honeybee viruses.

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

Guest: Michelle Flenniken

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Weekly Science Picks 1:23:35

Michelle – First 21 days of a bee’s life; NPR’s Hidden Brain; Varroa destructor triggers deformed wing virus in bees
Brianne – Flu Near You
Alan
 – Skype a Scientist program
RichNASA’s Voyager 2 Probe Enters Interstellar Space
Kathy – Which ones are bees? And What it feels like to be a bee
Vincent – Fecal sequencing and Vaccines did not cause Rachel’s autism by Peter Hotez

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Photos of Bee Research in the Flenniken Lab

MSU photos by Kelly Gorham

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Michelle Flenniken

Raul and VincentRaul Andino joins Vincent and Amy to talk about the finding that a cricket paralysis virus protein restricts RNA-based immunity in insects by regulating the activity and stability of the Argonaute protein.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Amy Rosenfeld

Guest: Raul Andino

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Weekly Science Picks 1:06:28

Amy – Insectropolis
Vincent – Genome-edited baby

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