Going somewhere exotic? Travel vaccinations are more than just a prick in the arm. Learn what pesky pathogens you’re protecting yourself from next time you trot the globe
TWiP solves the case of the Timber Worker with Severe Shaking Chills, and describe an experimental malaria vaccine comprising attenuated sporozoites produced by genetic engineering.
Solving the case of the Dutch Woman with Wormy Objects in Her Stool, dissecting a study on cytoadhesion of malaria infected red blood cells, and introducing Parasitology Superheroes.
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.
The TWiP-scholars solve the case of the Housewife from Kolkata, discuss mutations in the IL17 gene associated with cerebral malaria, and hear a case presentation from guest Michael Libman.
Irwin Sherman, professor emeritus at the University of California at Riverside, talks about the century-long quest for a vaccine against malaria.