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TWiP 150: Fast food

4/19/2018
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The TWiPers solve the case of the Panamanian Man With Leg Ulcer, and describe how a crab predator preferentially feeds on parasite infected prey - even though the parasite makes them faster! Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin Become a patron of TWiP. Links for this episode: enhances susceptibilityMiriam RothschildImage creditLetters read Case Study for TWiP 150 Up to Costa Rican border, travel by boat 2.5 hr, up stream through mangroves. Mobile med...

Duration:01:26:15

TWiP 149: Stranger in a strange land

3/22/2018
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Shivang joins the TWiP triumvirate to solve the case of the New Yorker With Rash and Pins and Needles, and reveal how agrochemicals increase risk of human schistosomiasis by causing high snail density. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin Guest: Shivang Shah Become a patron of TWiP. Links for this episode: had parasiteswormier than othersAngiostrongylusbadger lungsrat lungwormswallowed slugAgrochemicalsÉmile BrumptImage creditLetters read Case Study for...

Duration:01:29:27

TWiP 148: Weep and sweep

3/7/2018
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The TWiP-tologists solve the case of the South American Child With Belly Pain, and reveal how B1 cell IgE blocks parasite clearance by inhibiting mast cell activation by B2 cell IgE. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin Become a patron of TWiP. Links for this episode: raw earthwormsworms in your veins?Guinea Pig DoctorsDavid BruceLetters read Case Study for TWiP 148 Will have a guest on next show to unveil! Female teenager living in NYC, previously in good...

Duration:01:50:53

TWiP 147: The savvy physician tests the tissue

2/24/2018
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The three amigos of parasitology solve the case of the New York Lawyer With A Foot Ulcer, and discuss a survey of rodents for the raccoon roundworm in California. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin Become a patron of TWiP. Links for this episode: case studiesParasite on the Playgroundraccoon roundwormTheodor BilharzLetters read Case Study for TWiP 147 Three year old boy, in tropical S. America, brought in by mother, says has been sick about a month....

Duration:01:32:15

TWiP 146: Thus misspake Despommier

1/31/2018
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The TWIPniks solve the case of the Man With Diarrhea and 100 Micron Objects In Stool, and discuss the reticulocyte receptor for Plasmodium vivax. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin Become a patron of TWiP. Links for this episode: Reticulocyte receptorPlasmodium vivaxMarietta VogeLetters read Case Study for TWiP 146 27 yo male lawyer comes NY area to be seen, has 4 cm ulcer on right foot. Painless, has raised borders, minimal surrounding erythema. Going...

Duration:01:26:43

TWiP 145: Is it excreted or secreted?

1/17/2018
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The Estimados Profesores of TWIP solve the case of the Man With Motile Objects, and reveal the secreted and excreted proteins of Giardia parasites. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin Become a patron of TWiP. Links for this episode: Excretory and secretoryGiardia intestinalisImage creditLetters read Case Study for TWiP 145 Male 40s, visiting NYC on business. Lives in Thailand, seeks medical attention for diarrhea and abdominal pain. Diarrhea is...

Duration:01:35:53

TWiP 144: A blood-free snip

12/14/2017
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The TWiPtomaniacs solve the case of the Boy With Visual Disturbances and Itching, and discuss identifying secreted and excreted proteins of Trichinella parasites. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin Become a patron of TWiP. Links for this episode: Malaria plasmepsinsImage creditLetters read Case Study for TWiP 144 Individual in 30s, male, presented to physician with stomach upset, uncomfortable feeling in legs. Has motile objects in stools. From Vancouver...

Duration:01:42:23

TWiP 143: There's a lot of worms out there

11/28/2017
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The TWiPians solve the case of the Woman With Anemia, Eosinophila, and a Worm in Her Intestine, and discuss a study on the function and druggability of two malarial aspartate proteases. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin Become a patron of TWiP. Links for this episode: Malaria plasmepsinsLetters read Case Study for TWiP 143 From 1990s seen by a colleague, boy late teens, initially presented to ER in US chief complaint, visual disturbances and itching...

Duration:01:38:37

TWiP 142: Just a virus, go home

11/17/2017
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The TWiPsids solve the case of the Guatemalan Positive for Rhinovirus, and reveal how to kill all African trypanosomes with a primate apolipoprotein. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin Become a patron of TWiP. Links for this episode: APOLs killTWiP 85: Channeling trypsLetters read Case Study for TWiP 142 Woman in 50s, immigrant from rural area with limited resources. Admitted to hospital with iron deficient anemia and eosinophilia. In US. Sent for...

Duration:01:33:17

TWiP 141: Paratransgenesis

10/31/2017
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The TWiP Wataalamu solve the case of the One Year Old From Kenya With Moving Skin Lesions, and describe how to make mosquitoes refractory to Plasmodium with engineered symbiotic bacteria. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin Become a patron of TWiP. Links for this episode: Engineered SerratiaPlasmodiumSea SprayPhoto creditLetters read Case Study for TWiP 141 A 59 yo Spanish speaking female on Long Island originally from Guatemala. Goes to ER after...

Duration:01:29:25

TWiP 140: Blasting Blastocystis

10/17/2017
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The triple TWiP solve the case of the Peace Corp Veteran with Eosinophilia, and discuss the genome sequence of the hyper-prevalent parasitic eukaryote Blastocystis. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin Become a patron of TWiP. Links for this episode: Genome diversityBlastocystisPhoto creditLetters read This episode is brought to you by Blue Apron. Blue Apron is the #1 fresh ingredient and recipe delivery service in the country. Get $30 off your first...

Duration:01:35:11

TWiP 139: Eggsactly, ova and ova

9/21/2017
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The TWiPwalas solve the case of the Woman with a Worm in Her Eye, and discuss the role of nitric oxide in the resistance of rats to Schistosoma japonicum. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin Become a patron of TWiP. Links for this episode: Nitric oxideLetters read This episode is brought to you by Blue Apron. Blue Apron is the #1 fresh ingredient and recipe delivery service in the country. See what’s on the menu this week and get 3 meals free with your...

Duration:01:16:33

TWiP 138: Telmophages and the skin parasite landscape

9/6/2017
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The TWiPsters solve the case of the Child from DR with Poppy Seed Sized Things On His Head Hair Shafts, and reveal how the skin parasite landscape determines the infectiousness of Leishmania. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Daniel Griffin Become a patron of TWiP. Links for this episode: Letters read This episode is brought to you by Blue Apron. Blue Apron is the #1 fresh ingredient and recipe delivery service in the country. See what’s on the menu this week and get 3 meals free with your...

Duration:01:22:29

TWiP 137: An aberrant encounter

8/12/2017
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The TWiPtoids solve the case of the Man from India with a Neck Lump, and explore the role of a transmissible dysbiotic skin microbiome in inflammation during cutaneous leishmaniasis. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin Become a patron of TWiP. Links for this episode: Transmissible dysbiotic skin microbiomeLetters read This episode is brought to you by Blue Apron. Blue Apron is the #1 fresh ingredient and recipe delivery service in the country. See what’s...

Duration:01:34:29

TWiP 136: Daniel throws a softball

7/11/2017
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The TWiP Titans solve the case of the Man from Queens with a Blister Burster, and explain the role of inflammatory monocytes during Leishmania infection of the skin. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin Become a patron of TWiP. Links for this episode: LeishmaniaTWiP 37LifeStrawLetters read This episode is brought to you by Blue Apron. Blue Apron is the #1 fresh ingredient and recipe delivery service in the country. See what’s on the menu this week and get...

Duration:01:38:47

TWiP 135: Embryonated eggs of wisdom

6/20/2017
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Dickson returns to the TWiP hosts to solve the case of the Woman from Colorado With Loose Stools, and explain how single-sex infection with female Schistosoma mansoni reduces hepatic fibrosis. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin Become a patron of TWiP. Links for this episode: ASM Grant Writing Online CourseSingle-sexSchistosomaAsterix the GaulLetters read This episode is brought to you by Blue Apron. Blue Apron is the #1 fresh ingredient and recipe...

Duration:01:53:31

TWiP 134: Does toxoplasma make you sexy?

5/24/2017
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Daniel and Vincent solve the case of the Haitian Girl Who Failed To Thrive, and visit two studies that address the question of whether infection with Toxoplasma gondii alters human behavior. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Daniel Griffin Links for this episode: Toxoplasmabrain and behavior impairmentsToxoplasmasexual attraction TWiP 21 - The giant intestinal worm, Ascaris lumbricoidesCandiruImage creditLetters read Case Study for TWiP 134 Woman in 30s, coming in Colorado to be seen,...

Duration:01:19:50

TWiP 133: Tape test

5/13/2017
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Daniel and Vincent solve the case of the Woman With Anal Area Discomfort, and discuss the multiple functions of a clathrin adapter protein in formation of rhoptry and microneme secretory organelles of Toxoplasma gondii. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Daniel Griffin Become a patron of TWiP. Links for this episode: link TWiP 19: Enterobius vermicularis, the pinwormToxoplasma gondiiclathrin adaptor AP1 proteinImage creditLetters read Case Study for TWiP 133 Seen while working in remote...

Duration:01:38:10

TWiP 132: Salted crab som tum

4/29/2017
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The TWiP-tastic peeps solve the case of the Thai Man Coughing Up Blood, and reveal potential therapies for trypanosomiasis that are inhibitors of protein import into glycosomes. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin Become a patron of TWiP. Links for this episode: trypanosome glycosomesTWiP #22Letters read Case Study for TWiP 132 Young NYC woman with son (10), chief complaint of discomfort and itchiness in anal area. Has tried to look but nothing abnormal....

Duration:01:33:04

TWiP 131: Entomophagy

4/15/2017
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Jonathan from the podcast Arthro-Pod joins the TWiPerati to solve the case of the Peruvian Woman With Inguinal Insect Bite, and discuss warm autoimmune hemolytic anemic that develops after babesiosis. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin Guest: Jonathan Larson Become a patron of TWiP. Links for this episode: Jonathan LarsonTwitterGoogle PlusArthro-PodbabesiosisTickborne diseasesImage creditLetters read This episode is brought to you by Blue Apron. Blue...

Duration:01:39:27

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