TWiP 139: Eggsactly, ova and ova

September 21, 2017

FLAWAThe TWiPwalas solve the case of the Woman with a Worm in Her Eye, and discuss the role of nitric oxide in the resistance of rats to Schistosoma japonicum.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin

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Case Study for TWiP 139

Seen at Columbia Medical Center, a crossover. Woman in 30s returns to US after 2 years in Peace Corp, Cameroon and Gabon. On medical exam 2 years earlier: eosiniphilia noted, no diagnosis reached. Now comes to NYC 2 years later to attend grad school, again eosinophilia noted. Asymptomatic.

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One comment on “TWiP 139: Eggsactly, ova and ova

  1. Coleman Apr 8, 2020

    This week in what you don’t see will hurt you. All encompassing subtitle for microbe tv. Hermann Wouk wrote Inside outside. Another Columbia icon. There are many instances where characters carry on dialogue in a language a third character does not comprehend. My daughter and I would do this in German. Her mother would ya,’ll speak English. Years later I worked as a Spanish translator and would RIP the owner of the company right in front of him. This is what occured in Mr.Wouks novel. Dr. D is it possible you may have heard of Pearson and company. My father cultivated nitrogen fixing soil inoculation. We had a microbiology lab in my backyard. Six auto claves, an industrial boiler, a culture room, Dr Timonin showed me about plaque assays. Years later when I took statistics these petre dishes would come to mind when I saw scatter graphs.
    By the way I came across microbe TV in my geriatric research. Having CTB I stumbled on to a study of nuns 30 years ago which has been expanded. Plasticity. I started listening to Dr R on the Spanish version of his virology lectures. Having a science background I crossed over. There is a plethora of accessible research in Spanish French and German soi still get my linguistic fix.
    Use it or lose it. That’s my motivation.
    Thanks guys ,