mir122Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit

Vincent, Alan, and Rich review association of an interferon-induced protein with severe influenza, and stabilization of HCV RNA by a microRNA.

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Alan – Micro Empire (Vimeo)
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MarkThe Secret Life of Plankton (YouTube)

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hornworm parasitized by waspHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Gertrud Radu

Gertrud joins the TWiVoners to review how dengue virus infection of mosquitoes alters blood feeding behavior, and gene therapy as practiced by parasitoid wasps.

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GertrudBat on a plane! (MMWR)
Alan – The Rings of Earth (YouTube)
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VincentHepatitis C new drug pipeline

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PeterSelf-assembly line (YouTube)

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Tyler SharpHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Tyler Sharp

The TWiValians meet up with Tyler Sharp for a discussion on the Epidemic Intelligence Service and controlling dengue.

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TylerCo-infection with dengue and Leptospira (Emerging Inf Dis)
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Vincent – Why did a US advisory board reverse its stance? (Ed Yong)

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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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ConnorWellcome Trust Science Writing Prize 2012
VincentThoughts on academic scientists giving media interviews

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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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Rich – Alan Alda’s Flame Challenge (NY Times article, Science editorial)
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VincentAcademic Publishing is Broken by Michael P. Taylor

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Joel – Fighting a dengue outbreak by Tyler M. Sharp (parts one and two)
Sven-UrbanFooled by Randomness and The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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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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MattPhage and the Origins of Molecular Biology
AlanDigital Imagine Institute
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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RichNOAA Buoy Data
AlanAutism’s False Prophets by Paul Offit
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MarkHow the West fueled the AIDS epidemic
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RickBiopunk: DIY scientists hack the software of life by Marcus Wohlsen

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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)
RichH5N1 research discussion at ASMBiodefense
AlanEl Yunque National Forest
VincentThe Journal of Global Health

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JudiNSF visualization challenge

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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
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AlanImagine Science Films
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DanielThe scale of the Universe
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