TWiV 559: Nectin connection what’s your infection?

August 4, 2019

The complete TWiV team give a report on the Ebola virus outbreak in DRC, and reveal that cell surface nectin proteins cause the transfer of cytoplasmic cargo, including measles virus, between cells.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit,Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker

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Brianne – DukeMed Distinguished Award: Bill Joklik
Alan – Audubon photography awards for 2019
Rich – Joklik paper on vaccinia virus mRNA; Joklik MEM
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KathyCrocheted petri plates
VincentDocuments relating to history of ASV

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Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees.

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