Why Do Bats Cause So Many Virus Outbreaks?
Learn about why bats are the source of so many deadly virus outbreaks; and the surprisingly strong influence older siblings can have on their brothers and sisters — just in time for Siblings Day. Then, test your knowledge from this podcast with a Curiosity Challenge trivia game.
Why bats are the source of so many deadly virus outbreaks by Andrea Michelson
- Coronavirus outbreak raises question: Why are bat viruses so deadly? (2020, February 11). University of California. https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/coronavirus-outbreak-raises-question-why-are-bat-viruses-so-deadly
- Brook, C. E., Boots, M., Chandran, K., Dobson, A. P., Drosten, C., Graham, A. L., Grenfell, B. T., Müller, M. A., Ng, M., Wang, L.-F., & van Leeuwen, A. (2020). Accelerated viral dynamics in bat cell lines, with implications for zoonotic emergence. ELife, 9. https://doi.org/10.7554/elife.48401
- Xie, J., Li, Y., Shen, X., Goh, G., Zhu, Y., Cui, J., Wang, L.-F., Shi, Z.-L., & Zhou, P. (2018). Dampened STING-Dependent Interferon Activation in Bats. Cell Host & Microbe, 23(3), 297-301.e4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chom.2018.01.006
- How Do Bats Live With So Many Viruses? (2020, January 28). The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/28/science/bats-coronavirus-Wuhan.html
Older Siblings Might Be More Influential to a Child Than Parents by Anna Todd
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