sickle_cellHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson review how sickle cell microRNAs contribute to malaria resistance, and inhibition of innate immune responses by an enzyme from trypanosomes.

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tickHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson answer listener emails about Leishmania, dual infection of vectors, tapeworms, liver flukes, toxoplasmosis, and much more.

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson review medically important arthropods.

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worm_eyeHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson discuss loaiasis caused by the filarial nematode Loa loa.

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naegleria_fowleriHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson review the biology and pathogenesis of the amoebae Naegleria fowlerii and Acanthamoeba castellani.

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trichomas_vaginalisHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson tackle the backlog of listener email, then consider the life cycle and pathogenesis of Trichomonas vaginalis, the flagellated protozoan transmitted by sexual contact.

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d_medinensisHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson discuss the life cycle and pathogenesis of Dracunculus medinensis, the filarial nematode that causes dracunculiasis, or Guinea worm disease.

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson review how gut bacteria help establish T. muris in the large intestine of mice

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david_fidockHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson discuss control of malaria with their Columbia University colleague David Fidock

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wolbachia_anophelesHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson discuss control of malaria and filariasis with the bacterial endosymbiont Wolbachia

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