TWiV 374: Discordance in B

January 31, 2016

Minecraft virusHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVniks consider the role of a cell enzyme that removes a protein linked to the 5′-end of the picornavirus genome, and the connection between malaria, Epstein-Barr virus, and endemic Burkitt’s lymphoma.

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3 comments on “TWiV 374: Discordance in B

  1. Chris Feb 3, 2016

    I just finished reading The Only Woman in the Room. It also resonated with me because I started out as an oceanography major in 1975, but the department had a picnic for us freshmen telling us we would be expected to get a PhD and still be underemployed. So I took my experience from my membership in Junior Engineering Technical Society the previous and switched to engineering.

    I was one of two women to graduate with a degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1980. When I started the program (after a six month internship at a manufacturing company) there were seventy students. I graduated in about the middle of the pack of the thirty five who received a BSAA that year. So I lived much of what she wrote about.

    I experienced something similar to what happened to her in the chapter about “Too Many Male Hormones”, only it wasn’t hormones, it was stress. By the way, I also still have my Halliday and Resnick physics book, though I have the two volume version.

    Though she has nothing on why my career was derailed. It had to do with giving birth to a child with several medical issues. Who I am still parenting over twenty five years later. Last week I spent time in medical facility waiting rooms three days in a row, where I was able to read much of the book.

    • Chris Feb 4, 2016

      Wow, did I ever screw up the verbiage, Dear Microbe Team, please ignore the bad grammar in that comment. Let me just say in my defense, “I’m an engineer not a writer, Captain!” 😉

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