This Week in Parasitism show

This Week in Parasitism

Summary: TWiP is a monthly netcast about eukaryotic parasites. Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier, science Professors from Columbia University, deconstruct parasites, how they cause illness, and how you can prevent infections.

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 TWiP 172: A painless lesion | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:43:33

The metacyclic TWiPomastigotes solve the case of the Child With a Painless Leg Lesion, and reveal how to kill mosquitoes with a genetically modified fungus.

 TWiP 171: Better than a sharp stick in the eye | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:34:55

The Leishmaniacs solve the case of the Child With Band Keratopathy, and reveal a eukaryotic parasite with functional mitochondria but without mitochondrial genomes.

 TWiP 170: A worm's eye view | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:30:57

The TWiPlicates solve the case of the Child With Retinal Granuloma, and discuss an association of the complement protein collectin-11 with the pathophysiology of Chagas disease.

 TWiP 169: What goes on in the snail | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:20:51

The TriTWiPomonads solve the case of the Child Who Passed a Worm, and reveal recombination between bovine and human schistosome species.

 TWiP 168: Kleptoparasitism and the stercoraceous souvenir | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:32:37

The Giardians of the Galaxy solve the case of the Woman With a Colonic Stowaway from Hispaniola, and discuss activation of intestinal tuft cells by Trichinella spiralis.

 TWiP 167: The constipated mathematician | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:31:43

The Tremendous Trio solve the case of the Woman With Foul Steatorrhea, and reveal breakdown of the glycocalyx associated with severe and fatal malaria.

 TWiP 166: From remote locations | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:22:55

The Podfessors solve the case of the Teenager With Swollen Scrotum, and continue the story arc of Daniel's favorite cells, B-1 cells, and their association with protective immune responses in human Chagas disease.

 TWiP 165: The sound of crackles | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:22:53

The TWiP team solves the case of the Four Year Old with Fever, Headache, and Cough, and discuss the release of extracellular vesicles from Leishmania amazonensis that manipulate the host immune response.

 TWiP 164: Surf n' perf | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:41:15

The TWiP legends solve the case of Surfer Sans Septum, and discuss how two symbiotic bacteria in the tsetse fly allow colonization with Trypanosoma brucei.

 TWiP 163: Trout and parasites | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:44:43

The doctors of awesome solve the case of the Woman Who Visited Lebanon, and reveal that immunoglobulins protect the olfactory organ of trout against infection with the Ich parasite.

 TWiP 162: That swollen parcel of dropsies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:28:24

The TWiP professors solve the case of the Baby With Pericardial Effusion, and discuss whether the flagellate without a flagella, Dientamoeba fragilis, causes human illness.

 TWiP 161: All I need is a bit of skin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:31:07

The TWiPsters solve the case of the Brazilian Immigrant With Heart Problems, and describe how genome organization controls trypanosome antigenic variation.

 TWiP 160: Toddy tappers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:36:23

The TWiPlets solve the case of the Electrician from Tamil Nadu with a Liver Mass, and reveal that dogs and humans share a common Chadian Guinea worm.

 TWiP 159: Loa and Loa but not gone | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:35:21

The TWiP triptych solve the case of the 9/11 Survivor infested with parasites, and discuss the effect of community ivermectin treatment for onchocerciasis on Loa loa infections.

 TWiP 158: Ant-appetising slime balls | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:22:11

The TWiP hosts solve the case of the Thai Woman With Red Bumps, and reveal that a master manipulator contacts ant brain tissue to control its behavior.


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