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
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.

Published in TWiP

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.

Published in TWiP

Beneficial microbes defend roundworms against a pathogen and pressure it to evolve to cause less disease.

Published in Bacteriofiles

TWiP solves 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.

Published in TWiP
Monday, 15 May 2017 09:08

Tape test - TWiP 133

TWiP solves 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.

Published in TWiP
Monday, 17 April 2017 08:11

Entomophagy - TWiP 131

Jonathan from the podcast Arthro-Pod joins TWiP to solve the case of the Peruvian Woman With Inguinal Insect Bite, and discuss warm autoimmune hemolytic anemic that develops after babesiosis.

Published in TWiP
Monday, 06 February 2017 09:51

A virus walks into a parasite - TWiP 126

TWiP solves the case of the Peace Corps volunteer with diarrhea, and reveal how immunizing against a virus ameliorates exacerbated leishmaniasis.

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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