TWiP 197: An adventurous eater

August 16, 2021

TWiP solves the case of the Adventurous Eater with Areas of Swelling, and discusses an experimental Trypanosoma vivax vaccine comprising an invariant flagellum antigen.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierDaniel Griffin, and Christina Naula

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Case Study for TWiP 197

Gentleman in late 20s, has for weeks had watery diarrhea that is not getting better. Recently took trip to Oaxaca, Mexico. Stayed at nice hotel, all fruits, vegetables, salads well cleaned. Always ate at hotel. Developed diarrhea there. Went with three others, stayed at same place. No prior surgeries, no family history, no medications, no toxic habits. Daniel recommends one test and that gives diagnosis and therapy and he resolves.  

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Music by Ronald Jenkees

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One comment on “TWiP 197: An adventurous eater

  1. Chris Way Aug 16, 2021

    Fab 4: Just a quick note with a fun observation: when Christina introduced the cool paper on possible vaccine candidates from the Nature paper, it was so cool to see 3 men demonstrably become laser-focussed on the paper as Christina led through it. I think Daniel’s facial color even deepened as the blood flowed into his brain! Love you guys in all things… Best regards, Chris, Toronto