This Week in Parasitism
About This Show
TWiP is a monthly netcast about eukaryotic parasites. Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin, science Professors from Columbia University, deconstruct parasites, how they cause illness, and present a case study each episode for your solution.
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TWiP 118: Crispr capers with Toxoplasma
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin The TWiPinella solve the case of the Woman from Guinea, and describe the use of CRISPR/Cas9 to identify essential apicomplexan genes. Links for this episode: Malarias in Guinea (CDC) Genome-wide CRISPR screen in Toxoplasma (Cell) Plasmodium parasitemia associated with increased Ebola survival (Clin Inf Dis) Image credit Letters read on TWiP 118 This episode is sponsored by CuriosityStream, a subscription streaming service that offers over 1,400 documentaries and nonfiction series from the world's best filmmakers. Get unlimited access starting at just $2.99 a month, and for our audience, the first two months are completely free if you sign up at curiositystream.com/microbe and use the promo code MICROBE. This episode is also sponsored by Drobo, a family of safe, expandable, yet simple to use storage arrays. Drobos are designed to protect your important data forever. Visit www.drobo.com to learn more. Become a patron of TWiP. Case Study for TWiP 118 Little bit of a twist - a human family with eosinophilia. Conveyed by good friend/colleague ID physician. Australia, NSW, 45 yo Dad, having problem with mild abdominal distention. Seen by doc in Sydney, CBC shows eosinophil count of 10,500. Wife of same age reports feeling fine, but gets
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Clever and Captivating
I am a research scientist that has never taken a parasitology course yet I find myself in a bird parasite research lab. I saw this podcast and started to listen from the 60th or so episode... It was so good that after listening to a couple of episodes from the middle I went back to the beginning and have now listened to 40+ episodes and every single one has kept me wanting to learn more. This duo knows how to effectively teach while making it seem like your listening to someone tell a story around a campfire. Truly a wonderful and informative podcast that is good for anyone to listen.
Date published: 2014-07-09