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 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.

 TWiP 181: Daniel's drive-through | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:20:33

Dickson, Daniel and Vincent solve the case of the Two Volunteers With Watery Diarrhea, discuss diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 in the New York area, and reveal an approach to preventing honeybee colony collapse by imbuing their gut bacteria with the ability to produce antiviral and antiparasite double-stranded RNAs.

 TWiP 180: A spleen palaver | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:21:57

The TWiP professors solve the case of the Ugandan Child with Splenomegaly, and reveal that mutations in the P. falciparum genome that confer artemisinin resistance interfere with endocytic uptake of hemoglobin.

 TWiP 179: Verminous visitors | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:43:07

The TWiP DVD solve the case of the Child Who Passed Worms, and discuss a non-human primate model for severe malarial anemia.

 TWiP 178: The shadowlands of medicine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:51:59

The Knights of the TWiP solve the case of the Man Who Lost Weight, and discuss a Plasmodium protein kinase that is a malarial drug target.

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