jon yewdellHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Jon Yewdell

Vincent is joined by special guest Jon Yewdell to discuss solutions for ending the current crisis in American biomedical research.

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silkworm cocoonHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan DoveMatt Frieman, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Alan, Matt, and Kathy review the use of silk to stabilize antibiotics and a viral vaccine, and an impaired-fidelity vaccine against SARS coronavirus.

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Matt – Virus-associated pyramids (slide #11)
Alan – Similarities of wave behavior (YouTube)
Kathy – The glass transition
Vincent
– US cattle country in uproar at virus lab plans (BBC)

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Ricardo – Blackawton bees and Science is for everyone (TED)
TonyBiophilia by Bjork

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Harmit MalikHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Harmit Malik

Vincent is joined by special guest Harmit Malik to discuss his work on the evolution of genetic conflict.

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VincentCandidates’ answers to science questions

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Steve – Mural of Henrietta Lacks story (alternate link)

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my coronaHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Matt Frieman, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Alan, Matt and Kathy review isolation of a new coronavirus from two patients in the Middle East, and expansion of the enteric virome during simian AIDS.

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Alan – Map of the Wind
Matt – Dark Side of the Earth; Insensitive guide to thriving in your Ph.D.; Gary Vanerchuck (YouTube)
Kathy – How much does a shadow weigh? and Slinky drop answer
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A Parasite’s Parasites; All the cool kids are on arXiv

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Nissin – Jungle Jim (1948)

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TWiV 200 3D phage plaqueHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Mark Challberg

Vincent and Rich meet up with Mark Challberg to talk about his scientific career studying viral DNA replication, and his transition to an NIH Program Officer.

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Rich – Mattel Hot Wheels Curiosity Rover
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Should H5N1 Moratorium End?

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Claudio – DIY lab equipment (Ars Technica) and DIY Bio

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Nebraska Center for VirologyHosts: Vincent Racaniello, T. Jack Morris, James Van Etten, and Charles Wood

Vincent travels to the University of Nebraska to meet with members of the Nebraska Center for Virology and discuss their work on algal viruses, plant viruses, HIV and Kaposi’s sarcoma herpesvirus.

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Charles – Rhabdovirus associated with hemorrhagic fever (PLoS Path)
Vincent
Bacteriophage graffiti (jpg)

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Bob – Remembering Penny Pinneo
JanetPenn and Teller on vaccinations (YouTube)

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World Rabies DayHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan DoveRich Condit, Dickson Despommier, and Kathy Spindler

Vincent, Alan, Rich, Dickson, and Kathy answer reader email about rabies, xenotransplantation, poliovirus, Ph.D. programs, mosquitoes, and much more.

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Alan – Wallace Online
Rich – World Rabies Day
Kathy – Yo-yos in space
Dickson – The Art in Science
Vincent
The Podcasters Studio

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Wink – DuckDuckGo
JoshIntroduction to Solid State Chemistry

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan DoveRich Condit, Elke Mühlberger, Paul Duprex, and Ron Corley

Vincent, Alan, and Rich celebrate the 200th episode of TWiV by visiting the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories at Boston University Medical Center, where they meet with Elke, Paul, and Ron to talk about building and working in a BSL4 facility.



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Alan – Dance your Ph.D.
Rich – Angel of Death by Gareth Williams
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– Why herpesvirus is good for you (Virgin lab)

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Luis – VBORNET maps

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TWiV Team in BSL4 suits

XMRVHosts: Vincent Racaniello and W. Ian Lipkin

Vincent and Ian review a multicenter blinded analysis which finds no association between chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis and XMRV or polytropic murine leukemia virus.

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