This Week in Parasitism

by Vincent Racaniello · · · · 32 subscribers

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.

The TWiPsters solve the case of the Rashy Schoolteacher, and reveal a drug from rotifers that live on the snail intermediate host which paralyzes schistosome cercariae and prevents infection of mice. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dand Daniel Griffin Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email ### Links for this episode * Progress towards global eradication of dracunculiasis (MMWR) * Rotifer compound that paralyzes schistosome cercariae (PLoS Biol) * Image credit * Letters read on TWiP 177 Become a patron of TWiP. ### Case Study for TWiP 177 49 yo man sent to Daniel for ID consultation. Reports in …

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176 TWiP 176: Blood schmear Oct. 9, 2019
The TWiPpers of the bite fantastic solve the case of the Indian Man Who Hiked, and discuss the effects of schistosome soluble egg antigen on infection of lymphocytes with HIV-1. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel...
The TWiP'ers solve the case of the Sudanese Boy With Fever, and reveal antibodies against that slow invasion of red blood cells potentiate other malaria-blocking antibodies. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin...
174 TWiP 174: Fat cat Aug. 1, 2019
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin The TWiPloid organisms solve the case of the Doctor with Chronic Epigastric Pain, and reveal how levels of linoleic acid in the intestine enable the sexual cycle of Toxoplasma...
173 TWiP 173: Rose colored spots July 13, 2019
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin The podcastellani hosts solve the case of the Sailor With Dysentery, and reveal the first virus discovered in Plasmodium species. Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google...
172 TWiP 172: A painless lesion June 14, 2019
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin 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. Subscribe...
The Leishmaniacs solve the case of the Child With Band Keratopathy, and reveal a eukaryotic parasite with functional mitochondria but without mitochondrial genomes. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin Subscribe...
170 TWiP 170: A worm's eye view May 8, 2019
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. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel...
The TriTWiPomonads solve the case of the Child Who Passed a Worm, and reveal recombination between bovine and human schistosome species. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google...
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. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin...
The Tremendous Trio solve the case of the Woman With Foul Steatorrhea, and reveal breakdown of the glycocalyx associated with severe and fatal malaria. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin Subscribe...
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. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello,...
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. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson...
164 TWiP 164: Surf n' perf Jan. 12, 2019
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. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin Subscribe...
163 TWiP 163: Trout and parasites Dec. 29, 2018
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. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier,...
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. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin...
The TWiPsters solve the case of the Brazilian Immigrant With Heart Problems, and describe how genome organization controls trypanosome antigenic variation. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin Subscribe...
160 TWiP 160: Toddy tappers Oct. 10, 2018
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. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin Subscribe...
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. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier,...
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. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin Become...