From the TWiV team, human cowpox infection possibly acquired from a pet cat, and a new giant mimivirus of green algae with genes encoding enzymes of fermentation.
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler
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Links for this episode
- ASM Microbe 2018
- ASV Job Site revamped
- Support Viruses & Cells Gordon Conference
- Faculty positions at Icahn School of Medicine
- Dick Courtney obit
- Human cowpox infection (NEJM)
- Mimivirus encodes fermentation genes (Virology)
- Letters read on TWiV 490
Weekly Science Picks
Kathy – Landscapes that look like another world (but they are from Spain)
Rich – Brighton Collaboration; Viral Vector Vaccines Safety Working Group (V3SWG) (Chen & DeStefano: Vaccine adverse events: causal or coincidental?)
Dickson – Clouds of Jupiter and EBNA2 and autoimmunity
Vincent – More than one-third of graduate students report being depressed (original article)
Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees.
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