The Podfessors solve the case of the Itchy Child from Panama, and discuss competition for blood in human malaria-helminth co-infections.
The TWiPerati solve the case of the Man Who Sat in Feces, and discuss a study on how Dickson’s favorite parasite induces the formation of a collagen capsule.
The TWiPniks docs solve the case of the Female from Peru with Epistaxis, and discuss the effect of community deworming on immunosuppression.
The TWiP trio solve the case of the Woman from Washington Heights, and reveal how helminth infection protects mice deficient in the Crohn’s disease gene NOD2 from intestinal disease by inhibiting colonization with an inflammatory bacterial species.
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel solve last week’s case study, present a new one, and reveal how secreted proteins from a helminth prevent diabetes in mice.
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel provide the solution to last week’s case study, present a new one, and discuss how immune suppression by nematodes increases tuberculosis fatality in African buffalo.
Vincent and Dickson discuss how infection of mice with helminths induces cytokines that reactivate a latent gamma-herpesvirus.
Vincent and Dickson discuss five ways that helminths manipulate host tissues to survive.