Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Connor Bamford, Wendy Barclay, Richard Elliott, and Ron Fouchier

A discussion of avian influenza H5N1 transmission experiments in ferrets and novel bunyaviruses at the 2012 Spring Conference of the Society for General Microbiology in Dublin, Ireland.



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twiv emailHosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Rich Condit

Vincent, Alan, and Rich answer listener email about MS, CFS, EBV, B cells, virii, influenza B, scientific papers, and more.

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Joel – Fighting a dengue outbreak by Tyler M. Sharp (parts one and two)
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microneedleHosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Matt Frieman

Vincent, Alan, and Matt discuss herpes simplex encephalitis in children with innate immune deficiency, and the local response to microneedle-based influenza skin immunization.

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Vincent – iPad apps Goodreader and Notability

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JaneSmoking Ears and Screaming Teeth by Trevor Norton

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bucket lab stickersHosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Rich Condit

Vincent, Alan, and Rich consider whether pet dogs might transmit human noroviruses, and an RNA virus microRNA that might be involved in oncogenesis.

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AlanAutism’s False Prophets by Paul Offit
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Sturnira liliumHosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, Michael Walsh, and Ashlee Bennett

The TWiVites discuss seroevidence for human infection with avian influenza H5N1, and the discovery of a new influenza virus in Guatemalan bats.

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Ashlee – AskScience (Reddit)
Michael – HealthMap (iPhone and Android app)
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tetramer stainingHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Kathy Spindler

Vincent and Kathy discuss how a virus may cause disease distant from its replication site, then review a day in the life of a senior microbiology professor.

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Kathy – Science prize for inquiry-based instruction (Alberts editorial, second winner)
Vincent – The long and winding road to a Ph.D.

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GregCorrelation

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single virion genomicsHosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveDickson Despommier, and Matt Frieman

Matt joins the TWiVarians to review virus production in single cells and single virion genomics.

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Matt – H5N1 research discussion
DicksonThe Golden Wand of Medicine by Walter J. Friedlander
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cow-pockHosts: Alan DoveRich Condit, and Dickson Despommier

Alan, Rich, and Dickson discuss Edward Jenner’s paper on cowpox vaccine, then move 200 years later to modern vaccines against norovirus, influenza H5N1, and more.

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RichBiotechnology Research in an Age of Terrorism (NAP)
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JimThe Blind Spot

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Snow cholera mapHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierRich ConditAlan Dove, and Michael Walsh

Michael and the TWiV team review epidemiology basics, including fatality ratios.

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Michael – Love my epi
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adeno-associated virusHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierRich ConditAlan Dove, and Welkin Johnson

Welkin joins the TWiV team for a discussion of HIV prophylaxis using vectored antibodies, and the influenza H5N1 virus studies in ferrets that were not redacted.

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Welkin – Virtual PI (Nature)
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