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TWiP 85: Channeling tryps

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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 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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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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TWiP 81: Living in a wormy world

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Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel provide the solution to last week's case study, present a new one, and discuss how immune suppression by nematodes increases tuberculosis fatality in African buffalo.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin

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TWiP 80: Daniel in the parasites' den

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 Vincent and Dickson welcome new TWiP host Daniel to discuss the association of a new Mycoplasma with Trichomoniasis, and to introduce a new feature to the show, a case study.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin

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