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 136: Daniel throws a softball
The TWiP Titans solve the case of the Man from Queens with a Blister Burster, and explain the role of inflammatory monocytes during Leishmania infection of the skin. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin Become a patron of TWiP. Links for this episode: Inflammatory monocytes and skin Leishmania (PLoS Path) Dracunculiasis (TWiP 37) Photo: Daniel using a LifeStraw Letters read on TWiP 136 This episode is brought to you by Blue Apron. Blue Apron is the #1 fresh ingredient and recipe delivery service in the country. See what’s on the menu this week and get your first 3 meals free with your first purchase – WITH FREE SHIPPING – by going to blueapron.com/twip. Case Study for TWiP 136 Patient seen by Daniel in India, 18 yo Islamic college student, left home, living in dorms in south, Hindu couple prepare meals, called dorm parents. He is being seen because developed lump in left side of neck, 1-2 cm mass. Previously completely healthy, no med/surg, no allergies. Prays multiple times a day, observes dietary restrictions. Afebrile, normal, but has 2 cm firm nontender lump inside interior portion of sternocleido mastoid muscle. Not tender. End of November, rainy season. No screens on dorm windows. No animal contact. Ultrasound done, and was helpful. Noticed in his neck over several weeks. Send your case diagnosis, questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org Music by Ronald Jenkees
Rated 5 out of
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