viral mailHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit

Vincent, Alan, and Rich review questions and comments from TWiV listeners.

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Alan – Aurora Australis from space
Vincent –
Science360 Radio
Rich – 
Ghost Productions (demo and website)

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SophieBacteria by Jonathan Coulton

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pXMRVHosts: Vincent RacanielloRich Condit, and Dickson Despommier

Vincent, Dickson, and Rich meant to do an all-email episode, but first they review results of the Blood XMRV Scientific Research Working Group, and partial retraction of the paper associating XMRV with chronic fatigue syndrome.

With this episode TWiV is three years old.

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Dickson – The Tree of Life
Vincent –
When do you fact-check article content with sources? (take as directed)
Rich –
io9

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LuisNIH videocasting and podcasting

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twiv at icaacHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Mark Pallansch, and Trine Tsouderos

Vincent, Rich, Mark, and Trine discuss science and medicine in journalism and the eradication of poliovirus at the 51st Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC).

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Rich – Parachute use to prevent death (Brit Med J)
Vincent –
Ian Lipkin’s Op-Ed on Contagion and a review of the movie (both NY Times)

Listener Pick of the Week

MichaelBacteria billboard for Contagion (YouTube)

This episdode of TWiV is sponsored by Wiley-Blackwell, the leading scientific publisher of books, scholarly journals, major reference works and databases.

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Philip Kranzusch, David Knipe, and Priscilla Yang

Vincent, Philip, David, and Priscilla recorded this episode before an audience at the Harvard Virology Program Annual Retreat, where they discussed negative strand RNA viruses, a vaccine against herpes simplex virus type 2, lipidomics of viral infection, and science communication.

The Keynote Speaker at the Harvard Virology retreat is usually an individual, but this year the honor went to TWiV as an example of science communication to the public. Many thanks to members of the Virology Program for a terrific retreat!



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Philip – AntWeb
David –
Herpes-like viruses in corals (PNAS and LiveScience)
Priscilla –
Science museums (Boston, Durham)
Vincent –
Contagion

Listener Pick of the Week

JennyEmerman’s review of Planet of Viruses (PLoS Biology)

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aedes aegypti wolbachiaHosts: Vincent RacanielloRich Condit, Dickson Despommier, and Alan Dove

The complete TWiV gang discusses the use of Wolbachia to control mosquito-borne infections.

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Alan – Sid the science kid
Dickson –
Through the alimentary canal with gun and camera by George S. Chappell
Vincent –
Rule of 6ix
Rich –
Reality check

Listener Pick of the Week

LiamScitable

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dracoHosts: Vincent RacanielloRich Condit, and Abbie Smith

Vincent, Rich, and Abbie review a broad spectrum antiviral protein, and selective pressure applied by a failed HIV-1 vaccine.

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Vincent – Hypothetical Risk: Cambridge City Council’s Hearings on Recombinant DNA Research
Rich –
Z Corporation 3-D printer (YouTube)

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JimDo-it-yourself DNA extraction (Citizen Scientist Quarterly)

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twortHosts: Alan Dove and Rich Condit

Alan and Rich tackle the discovery of bacteriophages, and treating influenza by calming the cytokine storm.

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Alan – AT&T Tech Channel
Rich –
Smallpox and its eradication (pdf)

Listener Pick of the Week

AsifScience Photo Library

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zinc finger nucleaseHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Alan Dove

Vincent, Rich, and Alan discuss live blogging of scientific meetings, the current outbreak of Hendra virus is Australia, and using zinc finger nucleases to make HIV-resistant CD4 cells.

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Alan – Bugscope
Rich –
Vaccine adverse events: Causal or coincidental? (Lancet)
Vincent – West Nile Story by Dickson Despommier (Kindle edition)

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asv minneapolisHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Julie Overbaugh, and Stacey Schultz-Cherry

Vincent, Rich, Julie and Stacey recorded TWiV at the 30th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Virology in Minneapolis, where they discussed the role of neutralizing antibodies in protection against HIV-1 infection, and astroviruses, agents of gastroenteritis.

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Rich – Iter – building a fusion reactor
Vincent – American girls sweep at Google science fair (NY Times)

Listener Pick of the Week

JingBees by Rudolph Steiner

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seneca valley virusHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Alan Dove

Vincent, Rich, and Alan discuss a method for identifying viruses of individual environmental bacteria, and the using a picornavirus for oncotherapy.

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Alan – Germlines podcast
Rich – science360
Vincent – Google+

Listener Pick of the Week

AngusScience Weekly with Alok Jha

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