From ASM Microbe 2022 in Washington DC, Vincent and Michael speak with science artists Michele Banks and Jane Hartman about their work and their inspiration.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Michael Schmidt

Guests: Michele Banks and Jane Hartman

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TWiV discusses the situation with monkeypox, risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 infections of cats and dogs, and a lineage-tracing mouse model for studying papillomavirus infections.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Brianne Barker

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BrianneMicrobes Rule! at Liberty Science Center
RichArtemis I update:  Mission diagram, mission in photos, launch dates
Vincent Eco-sustainable 3D printed house – Tecla

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In COVID-19 clinical update #118, Dr. Griffin discusses management of hair loss after infection, FDA announcements on vaccine schedule and recommendations, Moderna announcement on bivalent booster candidate, association between vaccination and infection during pregnancy, population-level implications of Israel’s booster campaign, PAXLOVID outcomes during recent infection surge, efficacy and safety of Tixagevimab-cilgavimab, diagnostic accuracy of infection by canines, efficacy of colchicine in hospitalized patients, and factors associated with hospital readmission.  

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TWiV reviews human monkeypox infections, evidence for human Mimivrus infections, and incidence of long COVID in post-vaccine SARS-CoV-2 infections.

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

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DicksonLake Mead water level very low
BrianneTransplantation of a 3D printed ear made out of human cells
Richnderstanding Vaccine Safety and the Roles of the FDA and the CDC and The Facts About Vaccine Safety
Vincent My new favorite backpack

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GregAgainst the Rules

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In COVID-19 clinical update #117, Dr. Griffin discusses duration of virus shedding, association between pre-exposure to steroids and infection outcome, post-infection subtypes, rehabilitation for post-acute infection, Tixagevimab/Cilgavimab for infection prevention, antibody prophylaxis and vaccination in kidney transplant recipients, remdesivir and bebtelovimab fact sheets for providers, the updated guidelines on treatment with Famotidine, Paxlovid rebound symptom characterizations, antigen test positivity duration, viral dynamics of variants and isolation, association of inflammation in CS fluid, and transmission dynamics in Ghana. 

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Vincent travels to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to speak with David Baltimore, John Coffin, and Harold Varmus about the discovery in 1970 of retroviral reverse transcriptase and its impact on life sciences research.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: David Baltimore, John Coffin, and Harold Varmus

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In COVID-19 clinical update #115, Dr. Griffin discusses croup association with infection surge, rhinovirus co-circulation in children, shedding following vaccination, high vaccine efficacy in children 6 mo-5 yr, vaccine protection for hospitalized patients, convalescent plasma as post-exposure prophylaxis, real-world effectiveness of PAXLOVID, effectiveness of PAXLOVID in reducing hospitalization, infection rebound after PAXLOVID, relapse of symptomatic infection after PAXLOVID, remdesivir and bebtelovimab fact sheets for providers, guidelines on usage of anticoagulation drugs, long covid symptoms after vaccination, excess mortality in MA, infection sequelae and immunity, and post infection conditions among adults.

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In this special episode, Dr. Griffin answers questions about the recent cases of monkeypox including their origin, clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment, and overall risk.

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  • Monkeypox multi-country outbreak risk assessment (pdf, ECDC) 1:08
  • Monkeypox update (ProMedMail) 1:11
  • Monkeypox virus genome sequences (Nextstrain) 15:28

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TWiV reviews recent cases of monkeypox, presence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA but not infectious virus in feces, and the association of autoantibodies to interferons with severe COVID-19.

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

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Weekly Picks 1:48:18

DicksonHow to grow food on the moon
BrianneAPod May 16: Milky Way over French Alp Hoodoos
KathyCovid Nationwide data visualization
RichNIH All of Us Research Program
Vincent Physicians Spreading Misinformation on Social Media — Do Right and Wrong Answers Still Exist in Medicine?

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LisaE.H. Danner Museum of Telephony

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In COVID-19 clinical update #115, Dr. Griffin reviews cross-variant immunity without vaccination, EUA for boosters in 5-11 year olds, B.1.1.529 attack rate, scent dogs, Omicron and pets, Paxlovid, Veklury, Fluvoxamine, antigen positivity after isolation, inflammasome activation and severe disease, and GI persistence and fecal shedding.

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