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 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.

 TWiP 157: What a long, strange TWiP it's been | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:46:01

The TWiP professors solve the case of the Woman With Intracellular Ring Forms, and explore the role of Coxiella and Rickettsia endosymbionts in acquisition of Babesia by ticks.

 TWiP 156: The parasitic devil is in the details | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:28:05

The TWiP crew solves the case of the Ecuadorian with Immunodeficiency and Chronic Diarrhea, and discuss oral transmission of Chagas disease in mice.

 TWiP 155: Miss Dickson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:32:13

Justin joins the TWiP team to solve the case of the Gentleman with B cell Lymphoma, and consider the finding of Dracunculus species in river otters from Arkansas.

 TWiP 154: A louse-y episode | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:37:31

Vincent and Daniel solve the case of the Man in the City with Groin Rash, catch up on the long backlog of email, and present a new case, possibly the most complex one yet on the show.

 TWiP 153: Ars longa, vita brevis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:19:37

Vincent and Daniel solve the case of the Panamanian Farmer with Three Weeks of Diarrhea, and discuss how microbes egested during bites of sand flies exacerbate the severity of leishmaniasis.

 TWiP 152: A range of rads | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:47:37

The TWiP peeps solve the case of the Panamanian Mother with Steatorrhea, and reveal new monoclonal antibodies that effectively block malarial infection.


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