Hosts: 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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Links for this episode:
- Leishmania RNA virus controls severity of mucocutaneous leishmaniasis (Science)
- Leishmaniavirus at ViralZone
- Listen to TWiP #14 on Leishmania
- Virophages may control algal virus-host dynamics (PNAS)
- Human metapneumovirus infection of gorillas (EID)
- Reverse zoonoses (virology blog)
- Copy-number variation and co-evolution of viral an primate genomes (PLoS Genetics)
- NIH Study Section rosters
- TWiV on Facebook
- Letters read on TWiV 128
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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!