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
Monday, 01 May 2017 08:47

Salted crab som tum - TWiP 132

TWiP solves the case of the Thai Man Coughing Up Blood, and reveal potential therapies for trypanosomiasis that are inhibitors of protein import into glycosomes.

Published in TWiP
Thursday, 16 March 2017 09:22

Human kindness, river blindness - TWiP 129

TWiP solves 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.

Published in TWiP
Monday, 06 March 2017 08:47

It’s over 9000! - TWiP 128

TWiP solves 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.

Published in TWiP
Monday, 23 January 2017 08:54

Third time’s a charm - TWiP 125

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.

Published in TWiP
Thursday, 05 January 2017 08:34

RPAing with the tryps - TWiP 124

This Week in Parasitism solves 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.

Published in TWiP
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 19:09

What we know is confusing - TWiP 123

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.

Published in TWiP
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