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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


TWiP 130: Paige Turner

4/1/2017
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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin The TWiPniks solve the case of the Man With AIDS, and explore how secretion of extracellular vesicles influences the social motility of Trypanosoma brucei. Become a patron of TWiP. Links for this episode: T. bruceiexosomes and social motilityImage creditParasites Without BordersLetters 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...

Duration: 01:45:57


TWiP 129: Human kindness, river blindness

3/15/2017
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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin The TWiP Masters solve the case of the Australian Wildlife Carer, and review evidence that nodding syndrome may be caused by an autoimmune reaction to the parasitic worm that causes river blindness. Become a patron of TWiP. Links for this episode: autoimmune disease?Nodding syndromeRiver BlindnessImage creditLetters read This episode is brought to you by Blue Apron. Blue Apron is the #1 fresh ingredient and recipe...

Duration: 01:45:05


TWiP 128: It's over 9000!

3/4/2017
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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin The TWiPerati solve the case of the Man Who Sat in Feces, and discuss a study on how Dickson's favorite parasite induces the formation of a collagen capsule. Become a patron of TWiP. Links for this episode: collagen synthesisTrichinellaLetters 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 your...

Duration: 01:48:07


TWiP 127: Kava not Cava

2/15/2017
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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin The TWiPsters solve the case of the Peace Corps Volunteer with a Liver Lesion, and discuss the dependence of Leishmania survival on the gut microbiome of the sandfly. Become a patron of TWiP. Links for this episode: Leishmaniasandfly gut microbiomeKavaLetters 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...

Duration: 01:19:59


TWiP 126: A virus walks into a parasite

2/4/2017
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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin The TWiP Trinity solve the case of the Peace Corps volunteer with diarrhea, and reveal how immunizing against a virus ameliorates exacerbated leishmaniasis. Become a patron of TWiP. Links for this episode: Viral vaccine prevents exacerbated leishmaniasis (PLoS NTD)TWiP 47A virus in a parasiteTWiV 128Letters read This episode is brought to you by Blue Apron. Blue Apron is the #1 fresh ingredient and recipe delivery...

Duration: 01:16:23


TWiP 125: Third time's a charm

1/21/2017
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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin The TWiPonderers solve the case of the Timber Worker with Severe Shaking Chills, and describe an experimental malaria vaccine comprising attenuated sporozoites produced by genetic engineering. Become a patron of TWiP. Links for this episode: Genetically engineered P. falciparum sporozoite vaccine (Sci Transl Med)Francesco RediLetters read This episode of TWiP is brought to you by Blue Apron. Blue Apron is the #1 fresh...

Duration: 01:35:23


TWiP 124: RPAing with the tryps

1/4/2017
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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin The prolific podcast-shedding Hosts solve the case of the Global Health Intern with a snakelike lesion on her foot, and reveal the role of a single-stranded DNA binding protein in differentiation of trypanosomes. Become a patron of TWiP. Links for this episode: differentiationT. cruziImage creditLetters read Case Study for TWiP 124 28 yo male from referral hospital near thai-burma border. Fever and chills 2 days, feels...

Duration: 01:40:25


TWiP 123: What we know is confusing

12/20/2016
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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin The TWiPanorama solve the case of the Dutch Woman with Wormy Objects in Her Stool, dissect a study on cytoadhesion of malaria infected red blood cells, and introduce Parasitology Superheroes. Become a patron of TWiP. Links for this episode: MyiasisCytoadhesionPlasmodiumImage creditLetters read This episode is sponsored by CuriosityStream, a subscription streaming service that offers over 1,400 documentaries and...

Duration: 02:01:45

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