Dickson, Daniel and Vincent solve the case of the Female with Itchy Anus, and reveal the structure of a roundworm membrane protein involved in digestion of nutrients.
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel solve their fishy tale, and present a new case study for your consumption.
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 the finding of Gnathostoma nematodes in Asian swamp eels from US live markets and wild populations.
Vincent and Dickson discuss loaiasis caused by the filarial nematode Loa loa.
Vincent and Dickson discuss the life cycle and pathogenesis of Dracunculus medinensis, the filarial nematode that causes dracunculiasis, or Guinea worm disease.
Vincent and Dickson discuss the life cycle and pathogenesis of Onchocerca volvulus, the vector-borne filarial nematode parasite that causes onchocerciasis, or river blindness.
Vincent and Dickson discuss possibly the most socially and politically important nematode of humans, the hookworm Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus.
Vincent and Dickson review the biology and pathogenesis of Ascaris lumbricoides, one of the largest nematodes to infect humans.
Vincent and Dickson continue their discussion of nematodes with the whipworm Trichuris trichiura.