The Giardians of the Galaxy solve the case of the Woman With a Colonic Stowaway from Hispaniola, and discuss activation of intestinal tuft cells by Trichinella spiralis.
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 TWiPanosomes solve the case of the Young Man from Anchorage, and discuss how cestode parasites increase the resistance of brine shrimp to arsenic toxicity.
The TWiPyzoites solve the case of the Uncommon Parasite, and discuss the role of eosinophils in promoting the growth of Trichinella in skeletal muscle.
Vincent and Dickson discuss five ways that helminths manipulate host tissues to survive.
Vincent and Dick discuss the nurse cell, a unique structure formed in the host muscle by Trichinella species.
Vincent and Dick trace the life cycle of Trichinella spiralis in an infected host.