In this episode, we talk about the innate immune system’s Trojan cow strategy – using a cyclic dinucleotide as a signaling molecule means that viruses can package the seeds of their own destruction.
Meanwhile, Matt and Kate throw Kevin under the bus with regards to alcohol consumption, and Matt expounds on the security threat posed by infectious cattle.
Links for this episode
- The Paper: Transmission of innate immune signaling by packaging of cGAMP in viral particles
- Kevin’s Lonely Beer Consumption – Jack’s Abby trIPL
- Vox article on alcohol consumption