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Here at @BSPparasitology, I will be live-tweeting today from the Veterinary Parasitology session at Appleton Hall 2 & from 11:30 am-13:00 PM, from the Protists 5 session: Genomics & Evolution at McEwan Hall! So I will retweet from parallel sessions! Beautiful #BSP2023 final day! Image
Beginning #BSP2023 Day 4 and opening our Veterinary Parasitology session today, is Dr Lynsey Melville (taking over from Fiona Kenyon) of @MoredunComms who is telling us about "Making #roundworm data ewe-niversal for all". #parasitology Image
Dr Melville of @MoredunComms tells us about her research in monitoring the development of anthelmintic resistance in the treatment of gastrointestinal nematodes in sheep, particularly focusing on Nematodirus battus resistance to benzimidazoles:… #BSP2023
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Welcome to Day 2 (first scientific sessions) of #BSP2023 at @EdinburghUni in beautiful McEwan Hall! You can register each morning at McEwan Hall & make sure to pick up your abstract book & lanyard! #parasitology ImageImage
Here on Twitter, I will be tweeting from the first 2 plenary sessions at McEwan Hall, followed by sessions:
Protists 1: Development & Signalling
Protists 2: Parasite Interactions
Drugs, Vaccines, & Diagnostics
- I will retweet info from other parallel sessions! #BSP2023
Our first Plenary session of #BSP2023 here at McEwan Hall is "A celebration of Gloria Rudenko within the saga of Antigenic Variation in Trypanosomes", delivered by Prof Keith Gull of @UniofOxford Image
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🗳Given the multitude of 🦠 pathogens that cause behavioral changes (even mental illness), including #rabies, #Lyme, #toxoplasmosis, #Trypanosoma, etc, I am curious how many are noticing behavioral changes with Covid.

What do you observe?
“Join us as we share tales of some of the creepiest parasites around — those that control the brains of their human hosts, sometimes leaving insanity and death in their wake. These are the tales of neurological parasites.”…
The many strains of Wolbachia can do amazing things to their insect hosts: change their sex, kill their offspring, and poss even create new species. And, in the process, they might just provide enough benefits for their hosts to make it all worthwhile.…
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𝟭𝟵𝟴𝟬:Wojciech “Al” Krotoski et al publish a report in the British Medical Journal describing a dormant liver stage of #Plasmodium cynomolgi in Rhesus macaques. These dormant liver stages, called "hypnozoites" are postulated to be the cause of relapses of this #malaria species Image
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𝟭𝟵𝟴𝟭: In 1981, Dr William C. Campbell of the Merck Institute for Therapeutic Research in the US, published "An Introduction to the Avermectins" which described a new series of compounds with potent antiparasitic properties against nematode & arthropod #parasites. Image
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𝟭𝟵𝟳𝟳: The 52nd volume of the journal “Zeitschrift für Parasitenkunde” is released, and in it, a series of articles showing the remarkable effect of a new drug, Praziquantel, in treating cestode & trematode infections, including #Schistosoma mansoni. #schistosomiasis Image
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𝟭𝟵𝟳𝟴: In 1978, two back-to-back papers in the Journal of Animal Ecology (Anderson & May and May & Anderson) introduced mathematical models (later validated empiracally) that integrated the processes driving #parasite population dynamics- a pivotal moment in parasite #ecology! Image
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In 𝟭𝟵𝟲𝟲, the eminent parasitologist P. Cyril C. Garnham published his "magnum opus", the 1132-page encyclopaedia of #malaria parasites, "Malaria Parasites and Other Haemosporidia". After 56 yrs, images from this book are still used as references across the world. #Plasmodium Image
𝟭𝟵𝟲𝟳- what a year! In 1967, Ruth Nussenzweig & colleagues released a @Nature paper showing that X-irradiated Plasmodium sporozoites produced protective immunity against #malaria in mice. This study sparked research that would result in the identification of CSP (1/3) Image
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#idboardreview 40 M originally from Cameroon, also travel to Ghana & Mali, now w/6 mo progressive weakness requiring wheelchair use,lethargy, 30lb wt loss, confusion. CSF lymphocytic pleocytosis. dx? #meded #idmeded #IDtwitter
Human African #trypanosomiasis endemic to sub-Saharan Africa & fatal when untreated. parasite Trypanosoma #brucei transmitted by tsetse fly (Glossina spp) vector
2 dz forms T #brucei #gambiense West/Central Africa: slowly progressive illness leading to progressive sx & death over mo-yrs
-T brucei #rhodesiense eastern/ southern Africa: more acute illness that evolves over a span of wks, leading to death w/in months
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Day 4 of our #ParasitesOnline21 meeting will begin with a presentation by Dr Emma Briggs who was awarded the BSP President's Medal in 2020 🏅 @emmabriggs6
Prof Maria-Gloria Basanez introduces Dr Emma Briggs and congratulates her on the award
So to begin our "BES: Ecology and Evolution I" Session of Day 4 of #ParasitesOnline21 is Prof Neil Hall of the @EarlhamInst with "Sequencing #Protists directly from the environment for the Darwin Tree of Life Project."
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So we begin #ParasitesOnline21 today with C.A. Wright Medal 2020 winner, Prof Sarah Reece (@ReeceLab), who is telling us about "The private life of #malaria parasites: Strategies for survival & reproduction." #Parasitology Image
Prof Reece describes how the #malaria parasite regulates gametocyte sex ratio; highest number of offspring depends in female gametocyte number; the highest proportion of matings depends on male gametocyte number:… #ParasitesOnline21
For optimal #malaria gametocyte ratio, there needs to be plasticity in the gametocyte conversion rate. The @ReeceLab has investigated environmental factors that may influence this rate, such as in… #ParasitesOnline21
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And that's @BSPparasitology's #ParasitesOnline conference just started with an address from @BSPparasitology President, Prof Maria-Gloria Basáñez of @imperialcollege! Delegates come from 53 countries worldwide! What a great week to come! #Parasitology ImageImage
The first #ParasitesOnline Plenary Lecture is from Prof Philippe Guérin of @IDDOnews who is telling us about "Exploring the re-use of existing data for poverty-related diseases: a scientific or an ethical imperative or both?". #Parasitology @BSPparasitology Image
Prof Philippe Guerin describes how we need to better use existing data from scattered clinical trials, and have common standards for reporting and quality; continuing to develop an equitable data platform model (for #NTDs & other diseases). Here's a talk:
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#idboardreview 30 M Paraguay 🇵🇾 living w/ HIV CD4 50 VL 100k presents w/ seizure, no travel/animal contact. Oriented to self, dysarthria, csf (wbc 15 100% lymph, protein80, gluc35). Dx? #medEd #idmedEd #idtwitter
Meningoencephalitis and chagoma, caused by #Trypanosoma cruzi
#Chagas or American #trypanosomiasis parasitic protozoan #Animal Trypanosoma cruzi transmitted by hematophagous “kissing bugs” Reduviidae aka
vinchuca (Argentina 🇧🇴 🇨🇱 🇵🇾
barbeiro (Brazil),
chipo (Venezuela), and
chinche (Central America)
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