The TWiV team discusses Medusavirus, isolated from a hot spring in Japan, and induction of neurodegeneration by recurrent herpes simplex virus 1 infection of mice.
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker
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Links for this episode
- Medusavirus (J Virol) 20:42
- Recurrent herpes simplex virus-1 and Alzheimer’s (PLoS Path) 42:35
- Image credit
- Letters read on TWiV 543 3:06, 1:05:38
- Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks!
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