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 129: Human kindness, river blindness
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin The TWiP Masters solve the case of the Australian Wildlife Carer, and review evidence that nodding syndrome may be caused by an autoimmune reaction to the parasitic worm that causes river blindness. Become a patron of TWiP. Links for this episode: Nodding syndrome an autoimmune disease? (Sci Transl Med) Nodding syndrome: Preventable and treatable (Sci Transl Med) River Blindness lyrics (Google Play) Image credit Letters read on TWiP 129 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 129 Young male in 30s, presents to ER with male partner, NY area, chief complaint over 1 month significant diarrhea, watery, non bloody. Abdominal cramping. Feels poorly, low energy, fever. Some vomiting, lost noticeable amount of weight, can’t stay hydrated. Past: AIDS positive, not on meds, last CD4
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