TWiV 946: Poo versus flu

October 16, 2022

Angela Mingarelli joins TWiV to discuss whether the gut microbiota of bats confers tolerance to influenza virus infection in mice, and primate hemorrhagic fever-causing arteriviruses that can reproduce in human cells and might be capable of infecting humans.

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

Guest: Angela Mingarelli

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Dickson – Jazz pics: #5. Small group.  Art Blakey and the Jazz Messenger: Art Blakey, Drums; Lee Morgan, Trumpet; Benny Golson, Tenor saxophone; Bobby Timmons, Piano; Jymie Merrit, Bass (1958-1964). Signature album: Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers: Blues March: Signature song: Blues March
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Rich Fly Water – FPV to New Depths
Alan – The Seven Words You Can’t Say on Television, by George Carlin, and its repercussions
Angela – Nature’s Inspiring Women in Science Award
Vincent – Mysteries of Nevada Barr and her protagonist Anna Pigeon

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees

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3 comments on “TWiV 946: Poo versus flu

  1. Kiran Wagle Oct 16, 2022

    The arterivirus paper does not seem to be open access.

  2. GenomeEvoBio Oct 17, 2022

    Disagree with Vincent and Alan that the entire story of public health is waiting and then catching up. The millions of dollars spent by NIH on preparatory vaccine development work after SC1 to develop prototype vaccines for what appeared to be an extinct virus was critical for the rapid development of an SC2 vaccine. The millions of international government spending in developing influenza surveillance networks and genomic capabilities allowed for the unprecendented capability to track SC2 viral variants in real time. Please give credit where credit is due.