Wednesday, 02 May 2018 19:01

Indiscriminate bulk feeders - TWiP 151

The case of the Itchy Child from Panama, and competition for blood in human malaria-helminth co-infections.

Published in TWiP
Thursday, 19 April 2018 16:37

Fast food - TWiP 150

The case of the Panamanian Man With Leg Ulcer, and how a crab predator preferentially feeds on parasite infected prey – even though the parasite makes them faster!

Published in TWiP
Saturday, 24 February 2018 15:38

The savvy physician tests the tissue - TWiP 147

The case of the New York Lawyer With A Foot Ulcer, and a survey of rodents for the raccoon roundworm in California.

Published in TWiP
Thursday, 14 December 2017 16:03

A blood-free snip - TWiP 144

The case of the Boy With Visual Disturbances and Itching, and identifying secreted and excreted proteins of Trichinella parasites.

Published in TWiP
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 13:51

There’s a lot of worms out there - TWiP 143

The case of the Woman With Anemia, Eosinophila, and a Worm in Her Intestine, and a study on the function and druggability of two malarial aspartate proteases.

Published in TWiP

Dr. Dan Riskin host of the Animal Planet show about parasitic infections, Monsters Inside Me, discusses various topics ranging from his bot fly infection, to the thrill of watching bats emerge from a cave, and touching on how to communicate science to a general audience.

Published in microTalk
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 14:03

Blasting Blastocystis - TWiP 140

The case of the Peace Corp Veteran with Eosinophilia, and the genome sequence of the hyper-prevalent parasitic eukaryote Blastocystis.

Published in TWiP
Saturday, 12 August 2017 19:20

An aberrant encounter - TWiP 137

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.

 

Published in TWiP

What you should know about the microbes you interact with on the beach: some are good, and some downright terrifying.

Published in Microbial Sciences

Tiny super-resistant animals, tardigrades, make proteins that can directly shield DNA from radiation.

Published in Bacteriofiles
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