This Week in Parasitism

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 can prevent infections.

http://microbe.tv/twip

subscribe
share





episode 186: Not rationing rationality


Dickson, Daniel and Vincent solve the case of the Elder Gardener Feeling Poorly, and discuss the three-dimensional ultrastructure of Plasmodium falciparum during cytokinesis.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin

Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email

Links for this episode

  • Three-dimensional structure of malaria parasite (PLoS Path)
  • Support Floating Doctors at PWB
  • Letters read on TWiP 186

Become a patron of TWiP

Case Study for TWiP 186

Middle aged woman quite upset, referred to Daniel. Sheltering at home, one day looking at her children, noticed problem with vision. When covers right eye, notices area of loss of vision in left eye. No other associated symptoms. Admitted to hospital, blood tests, eye exam (lesion in back of eye had developed). Blood: WNV serology, another was done but he’s not saying. Comes back positive. No cat or dog exposure. Healthy, no prior medical problems, no surgeries, no toxic habits, HIV unknown, married. 

Send your case diagnosis, questions and comments to twip@microbe.tv

Music by Ronald Jenkees


share







 2020-08-01  1h20m