The sages of TWiV explain how chronic wasting disease of cervids could be caused by spontaneous misfolding of prion protein, and the role of the membrane protein Axl in Zika virus entry into cells.
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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Matt Evans
Matt Evans joins Vincent, Rich, Dickson, and Alan to deconstruct a mouse model for hepatitis C virus infection.
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Weekly Science Picks
Matt – Benezra letter to NIH (pdf); (NIH response and Nature commentary)
Dickson – The Big Thirst by Charles Fishman
Alan – Earth’s First Steps by Jerry MacDonald
Rich – Final space shuttle launch and NIAID paylines
Vincent – Hertog Global Strategy Initiative
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