This Week in Parasitism

This Week in Parasitism

Vincent Racaniello

Description: 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

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TWiP 117: Parasitic puzzles

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin The parasite prophets solve the case of the Thai Man with Abdominal Distention, and discuss the finding that metastatic leishmaniasis dependent on a virus can be prevented by blocking IL-17A. Links for this episode: TWiP 27:...

TWiP 116: One drug to rule them all

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin The TWiPtoids solve the case of the Thai Fisherman with Chronic Diarrhea, and reveal a potential new drug for treatment of leishmaniasis, Chagas diseases, and sleeping sickness. Links for this episode: Capillaria philippensis (...

TWiP 115: The Cuscuta Factor

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin The TWiPlets solve the sad case of the Boy Who Went Swimming, and explain why the tomato is resistant to the plant parasite Cuscuta. Links for this episode: Detection of plant parasite by a tomato receptor (Science) Dodder (W...

TWiP 114: Plant potions perturb Plasmodium

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin The TWiP troika solve the case of the Female from the Bronx, and reveal how feeding on different plants affects mosquito capacity to transmit malaria. Links for this episode: Plant mediated effects on malaria transmission (PLo...

TWiP 113: Flying pigs

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Hosts:¬†Vincent Racaniello,¬†Dickson Despommier,¬†and Daniel Griffin Guest:¬†Jason Zucker The TWiP ternion¬†solve the case of the Man¬†from Mexico, and discuss a transgenic toxoplasma vaccine for chickens using¬†Eimeria tenella. Links for this episode: Transgenic¬†Eimeria¬†as a¬†toxoplasma vaccine¬...

TWiP 112: A NOD to a tricky helminth

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin The TWiP trio solve the case of the Woman from Washington Heights, and reveal how helminth infection protects mice deficient in the Crohn's disease gene NOD2 from intestinal disease by inhibiting colonization with an inflammatory b...

TWiP 111: Bug bites

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin The TWiP trio solve the case of the bug bites all in a row, and talk about a secreted Toxoplasma protein that is central to the parasite's manipulation of host cells.   Subscribe to TWiP (free) in iTunes, Google Play Music, by th...

TWiP 110: Malaria at the Bronx Zoo

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin Guest: Paul Calle The TWiP trio visit the Bronx Zoo where Paul solves the case of the Four Year Old with Pulmonary Edema, and talks about his career as the Chief Veterinarian and Director of the Zoological Health program for the W...

TWiP 109: Blame it on Mother

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Daniel Griffin Guest: Paul Daniel and Vincent solve the case of the Truck Driver from India, discuss why parasites resistant to an antimalarial drug are not transmitted by mosquitoes, and introduce Paul who presents a new case study.   Links for this episode: Ato...

TWiP 108: B1 cells and Leishmania, insider traitors

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin

The case of the Man from Assam is solved, and phagocytosis of Leishmania by B-1 cells is brought to you by the Three Twipeteers on this episode of TWiP.

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