TWiV 128: Virologists in the mist

April 10, 2011

gorillaHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Dickson Despommier, and Welkin Johnson

Vincent, Alan, Dickson and Welkin review how a virus regulates the severity of mucocutaneous leishmaniasis, virophage control of antarctic algal host-virus dynamics, and human metapneumovirus infection in gorillas.

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One comment on “TWiV 128: Virologists in the mist

  1. Did you know that the idea of using virophages to cure viral diseases was invented by an autistic scientist named Devyn Collier Johnson in 7/09/2010? Also, he was only fifteen!

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