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TWiP 87: Stumped by pinworm

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This Week in Parasitism

Vincent Racaniello

Description: TWiP is a monthly netcast about eukaryotic parasites. Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier, science Professors from Columbia University, deconstruct parasites, how they cause illness, and how you

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TWiP 87: Stumped by pinworm

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Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel review new insight into antigenic variation in trypanosomes, reveal the difficult solution to the last case study, and present another mystery for your solving.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin

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TWiP 86: Worms Loa the immune response to mycobacteria

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Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel discuss how filarial infection modulates the immune response to mycobacterial infection, and reveal a new case study.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin

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Filarial infection modulate immune response (J Immunol)...

TWiP 85: Channeling tryps

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Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel explain how trypanolytic factor forms membrane channels to lyse trypanosomes, and present a new case study.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin

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Human trypanolytic factor forms channels (PNAS)...

TWiP 84: Bigfoot

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Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel consider the delivery of anti-trypanosome nanobodies to the tsetse fly via a bacterial symbiont, and present a new case study.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin

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TWiP 83: Hidden costs of infection

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Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel present a new case study, and discuss the effect of chronic malaria infection on wild warbler life span and telomere degradation.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin

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TWiP 82: A NOD to helminths

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Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel solve last week's case study, present a new one, and reveal how secreted proteins from a helminth prevent diabetes in mice.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin

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Babesiosis (CDC)...

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