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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Podcasts:

 TWiP 196: Naked eye entomologist | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:16

TWiP solves the case of the Homeless Man With Skin Issues, and discusses an experimental mRNA based malaria vaccine.

 TWiP 195: Shocking diseases in attractive NY accents | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:21:00

Christina returns to the TWiP trifecta to solve the case of the Beachgoer with Red Lines on Her foot, and an experimental malaria vaccine based on the junctional region of the circumsporozoite protein displayed on a virus-like particle.

 TWiP 194: Eye had a corneal scraping | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:13:02

TWiP solves the case of the Long Island Man with Unilateral Eye Pain, followed by a discussion of how enteric helminth coinfection enhances host susceptibility to West Nile virus by a tuft cell-IL-4 receptor signaling axis.

 TWiP 193: A serpiginous trail | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:16:03

Audun returns to help solve the case of the Ecuadorean Gentleman Treated for COVID-19, followed by a discussion of the interaction of Blastocystis with the intestinal microbiota and the immune system, and of course a new clinical case from Daniel.

 TWiP 192: Towel off vigorously | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:20

The TWiPers solve the case of the Teenager in Malawi with Red Urine, then Audun joins to present our clinical case for this episode.

 TWiP 191: Dickson's ocular anomaly | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:20:07

The TWiPers solve the case of the Rural Man from North Carolina with Blurred Vision, and discuss the results of single-cell RNA sequencing of Schistosoma mansoni.

 TWiP 190: But Doc, what could it be? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:34:08

Christina from Glasgow returns to help the TWiPlets solve the case of the Ghanian Woman with Abdominal Mass, followed by discussion of the impact of COVID-19 on malaria morbidity and mortality in Africa.

 TWiP 189: Toe jammin' | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:45:19

Christina from Glasgow joins the TWiPlets to solve the case of the Elderly Gentlemen with Full Body Rash, and to present a new clinical case for listeners to solve.

 TWiP 188: Terrible tropisms | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:30:13

Dickson, Daniel and Vincent solve the case of the Baby with Hydrocephalus, and present a new clinical case for listeners to solve.

 TWiP 187: Granny's granuloma | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:16:37

Dickson, Daniel and Vincent solve the case of the Middle Aged Woman with Loss of Vision in One Eye, and discuss the role of heme oxygenase in the various protozoan infections.

 TWiP 186: Not rationing rationality | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:20:51

Dickson, Daniel and Vincent solve the case of the Elder Gardener Feeling Poorly, and discuss the three-dimensional ultrastructure of Plasmodium falciparum during cytokinesis.

 TWiP 185: Latrinalia | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03:43

Dickson, Daniel and Vincent solve the case of the Wife of a Guy with Cyclospora Diarrhea, and discuss the discovery of an intrinsic oscillator that drives the bloodstream stage cycle of the malaria parasite.

 TWiP 184: The hunter gets captured by the game | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03:55

Dickson, Daniel and Vincent solve the case of the Safari Goer With Watery Diarrhea, and explain how a microsporidian endosymbiont of Anopheles mosquitoes might impair the transmission of malaria.

 TWiP 183: When they dry they die | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:11:43

Dickson, Daniel and Vincent solve the case of the Female with Itchy Anus, and reveal the structure of a roundworm membrane protein involved in digestion of nutrients.

 TWiP 182: Super spreaders of science | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:14:53

Dickson, Daniel and Vincent solve the case of the Ugandan Volunteer With Morning Bites and discuss integration of HIV-1 into the Schistosome genome, with a sprinkling of COVID-19 throughout.

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