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!

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Thursday, 22 March 2018 16:28

Stranger in a strange land - TWiP 149

The case of the New Yorker With Rash and Pins and Needles, and how agrochemicals increase risk of human schistosomiasis by causing high snail density.

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Wednesday, 07 March 2018 17:41

Weep and sweep - TWiP 148

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.

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Wednesday, 07 March 2018 17:32

TWiP 148 Letters

Anthony writes:

Visceral Larva Migrans Associated With Earthworm Ingestion: Clinical Evolution in an Adolescent Patient...

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Wednesday, 31 January 2018 12:48

Thus misspake Despommier - TWiP 146

The case of the Man With Diarrhea and 100 Micron Objects In Stool, and discuss the reticulocyte receptor for Plasmodium vivax.

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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.

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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.

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Monday, 20 November 2017 18:45

Just a virus, go home - TWiP 142

The case of the Guatemalan Positive for Rhinovirus, and reveal how to kill all African trypanosomes with a primate apolipoprotein.

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The zombie fungus, Ophicordyceps unilateralis, hides deep within tropical rainforests and parasitizes upon ants from the Camponotini tribe. They turn ants into fungus-producing machines by manipulating gene expression that alter the ant’s sensory response, musculature, and nervous system.

Published in Microbial Sciences

The case of the Child from DR with Poppy Seed Sized Things On His Head Hair Shafts, and how the skin parasite landscape determines the infectiousness of Leishmania.

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