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.

179 TWiP 179: Verminous visitors Jan. 11, 2020

The TWiP DVD solve the case of the Child Who Passed Worms, and discuss a non- human primate model for severe malarial anemia. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email ### Links for this episode * PWB social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter * Primate model of severe malarial anemia (Sci Rep) * Ascaris skirt (and more!) * Hero: Harold W. Brown * Letters read on TWiP 179 Become a patron of TWiP. ### Case Study for TWiP 179 From Uganda, eastern up in mountains, rainy season. 6 yo girl brought …

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