Project Premonition, a Microsoft Research project that uses drones to capture mosquitoes and analyze them for pathogens, preprint servers, and three mouse models for Zika virus induced birth defects are the topics of this episode hosted by the TWiumvirate and theirs guests Ethan and Jonathan.
Links for this episode
- Project Premonition
- Premonition feasibility study in Grenada
- Zika virus causes microcephaly in mice (Cell Stem Cell)
- Brazilian Zika virus causes defects in experimental models (Nature)
- Zika virus causes placental damage and fetal demise in mice (Cell)
- Letters read on TWiV 390
Image: An early prototype of the mosquito trap (image credit).
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