Vincent Racaniello

TWiP 178: The shadowlands of medicine

TWiP 178: The shadowlands of medicine

The Knights of the TWiP solve the case of the Man Who Lost Weight, and discuss a Plasmodium protein kinase that is a malarial drug target. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Links for this episode PWB social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter Protein kinase as malaria drug target (Science) Hero: Myron Schultz Letters read on TWiP 178 Become a patron of TWiP. Case Study for TWiP 178 Eastern border of Uganda with Kenya, in mountains. Drinking water from nearby stream. Two young boys come to clinic, without parents. Sent in by grandmother because 1 yo brother has been passing worms. Long, white, flat. Shown photos in PD7, pinkish worm, 8 inches long, round. He points to those, what he has been seeing in brother’s stool. 1 year old seems small, protuberant abdomen; brother small for stated age, bit of protuberant belly. Diet: high carbohydrate, flour deep fried; yams; cabbage; some rice; soybeans; pumpkin; bananas. Send your case diagnosis, questions and comments to twip@microbe.tv Music by Ronald Jenkees

Duration: 1 hr 52 min

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