TWiV 452: Kiss that frog

July 30, 2017

Lynda CoughlanLynda Coughlan joins the weekly virtual bus companions for a discussion of a host defense peptide from frogs that destroys influenza virus, and mouse models for acute and chronic hepacivirus infection.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Lynda Coughlan

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Timestamps by Jennifer. Thanks!

Weekly Science Picks 1:33:45

Kathy – US rivers as subway map
Lynda – No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses by Peter Piot
Alan
– Apollo-era computers found in dead engineer’s basement
Vincent – 110 NFL Brains, research article in JAMA and The best science is often accidental

Listener Pick

Stig – Security Now! and The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Ricardo – John Oliver on Vaccines

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees.

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