TWiV 519: Fishing for viruses in senile

November 11, 2018

Amyloid plaquesThe TWiVomers review a potential role for herpes simplex virus type 1 as a cause of Alzheimer’s Disease, including the finding that amyloid-beta acts as an antiviral by enveloping virus particles.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan DoveRich Condit, and Brianne Barker

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Weekly Science Picks 1:17:24

Brianne – Pandemic (board game)
Alan – The Shortwave Radio Audio Archive (site and blog)
Rich – James Cook’s First Pacific Voyage, 1768-1771 (interactive map)
DicksonThe Scientist on Instagram
Vincent – State of the World’s Fungi

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Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees.

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