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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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𝟭𝟵𝟳𝟬: It was in 1970 that the full life cycle of #Toxoplasma gondii was described for the 1st time by Frenkel et al. Nowadays, the micro- and macro- gametocyte stages in the cat intestine are rarely studied, so the Frenkel et al. (1970) micrographs are still informative. Image
𝟭𝟵𝟳𝟭: A year that would forever change the field of #malaria research. In 1971, Prof Youyou Tu of the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing, would use ether to extract "qinghaosu" from Artemisia annua L. leaf extract. In English: Artemisinin. @womeninmalaria 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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It is now 60 days until (& including) the 1st of April, 2022! April '22 marks 𝟲𝟬 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀 since the British Socety for Parasitology was formed from the Parasitological Section of the Institute for Biology!
To mark this, we will be releasing a #parasite breakthough/fact (1/1)
.. every day for the next 60 days: from 1962 to 2022! We will provide information on both well-studied & unusual parasites such as Angiostrongylus cantonensis, Echinococcus vogeli, Plasmodium falciparum, Mansonella spp., Hirudo medicinalis (leeches) bed bugs, & more! (2/2).
Today, we begin with 1962! Not only was the @BSPparasitology founded in 1962, but for the first time, the full life cycle of the "eye worm" Thelazia callipaeda was described by D.P. Kozlov in the Proceedings of the USSR Academy of Sciences. Human thelaziasis is an NTD. #parasite Image
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**Introducing the IMAs 2021**

The Inaugural Moralee Awards - that no-one asked for or needed!

Just some of my highlights of the people & accounts that in PY2 (Pandemic Year 2) have informed & educated, made me laugh & (good) cry & made this 'scrolling hellsite' bearable

Starting with...

SCIENTIST (Covid Special) part 1, jointly awarded to:

@trishgreenhalgh for relentless pursuit of evidence-based masking in the face of persistent trolling

@chrischirp for communicating clever stuff about C19 in a really accessible way

SCIENTIST (Covid Special) part 2:

@devisridhar for remaining assured & balanced when explaining govt policy & for being positive on social media

@dgurdasani1 for all the above, also in the face of unjust criticism for talking science

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1/ #Masterworks is a #parasite 🦠not a #unicorn🦄!

For"democratiz[ing] art" humanity's most impassioned faculty-eternally evolving thus inherently UNSTABLE- must secretly FORCE STABILITY via #totalitarian methods 2 TRANSFORM #CULTURALCAPITAL in2 $ for"all investors"

2/as I took this pic of us painting new fresh art over tired&worn gimmicks of an #artmarket "commodity" we were forwarding the human #aesthetic at the request of building's owner, but simultaneously &unintentionally we were devaluing stock portfolios! Hence #GANGSTALKERS began..
3/ assemble around me in a threatening manner just after #artgallery owner #TonyTaglianetti shouted "it's not up to the building's owner what they have on their walls" and then made a call from across the street..
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..the #gangstalkers (see pics)then
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Parasites may gross us out, but they are incredibly diverse and hold ecosystems together

From wasps to viruses, parasites are crucial links in a healthy food web. #Ecosystem #wildlife #biodiversity…
parasitism deserves more respect as “an exceptionally successful form of life”. Animals, plants, fungi, bacteria & viruses can all be parasitic, from vampire bats to deep-sea anglerfish, whose tiny males permanently attach themselves to females.
Parasitism is a form of symbiosis—a close relationship between 2 organisms. Some parasites (parasitoids) are deadly to their hosts, many don’t cause major problems. Others will even protect their hosts from other parasites, such as viruses that shield bacteria against antibiotics
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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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Heres the story of how I volunteered to be infected with 50 parasitic worms (hookworm) for a year as part of a research study. Check out this thread & follow me for more #parasite & marine biology content [t]
1st some background on the parasites I got. Hookworms are blood-feeding nematodes that live in the intestine of mammals including cats, dogs & humans. ~500 million people are infected with hookworm, mostly in tropical and subtropical areas including the southern USA
Infection with many worms (100+) can cause anemia, which is most problematic in kids, pregnant women, and the elderly. This clinical study was launched to try to develop a vaccine against hookworms to prevent infection
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WHY STUDY #PARASITES?👇Imagine if your whole world was another animal 🤯 Follow me to learn more about these fascinating creatures 🤓
For more great #parasite content, check out some of my favorite parasitologists on Twitter:
and the American Society of Parasitologists: @AmSocParasit
And @WCPreisser too! Im sure I missed others. Creating a list of Parasite Peeps now. Suggestions welcome
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Happy 2021! @MBVanElzakker and I are excited to share our new article published in #Immunometabolism: “Pathogens Hijack Host Cell Metabolism: Intracellular Infection as a Driver of the Warburg Effect in Cancer and Other Chronic Inflammatory Conditions”:…
2/ In the paper, we detail molecular mechanisms by which #viral, #bacterial, and #parasite intracellular pathogens can induce, or contribute to, a Warburg-like #metabolism in infected host cells in order to meet their own replication and nutritional needs.
3/ We also discuss how host defense towards #infection may impact cellular metabolic changes (including how #mitochondria can participate in the innate immune response towards infection)
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¿Buscas algo que ver? Las 10 películas de terror favoritas de los mejores directores de terror. ¡Ahí vamos! 👇
1.- Robert Eggers (Director de #ElFaro, #TheWitch, #TheNorthman). Su película de terror favorita es #Nosferatu: "Era un horror indie en su día, pero es una de las mejores y más inquietantes películas jamás hechas". Las cintas favoritas de otros directores:
2.- Josephine Decker (Directora de #MadelinesMadeline, #ButterontheLatch). Su película de terror favorita es el remake de #Suspiria, "impactante y con escenas aterradoras que te hacen hundirte en el asiento". Cintas favoritas de otros directores:
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@makeapoint690 @AltABSCBN @SuperficialGZT @MalacananEvents @IamCharotism
We’ve been through quite an adventure across the archipelago, time to go up North, to the land w/ the abundance of natural resources/fresh veggies, Benguet. Image
Our dear Prince Erickus Yup Yup Yup or Eric the worm is not from there. When its old guardian died, he was knighted by Peter the tick to take over the land. #IbalikAngABSCBN
The residents were caught off guard because they were expecting someone from the community or a neighboring district. @COMELEC even suggested that instead of appointing a caretaker, an election could be held.… ImageImage
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Parasite movie is not about the contrast in standard of living between rich & poor, it is about surveillance. So does the poster with eye stripe. #Parasite #movies #Films #Cinema #surveillance Image
Moon Gwang mention that she have cut the wire of the surveillance camera to assure Choong Sook that she don't need to worry about her presence.

Oh Geun Sae is a loan defaulter and he have been forced to hide in the basement to avoid tracked by surveillance.
Kim Ki Taek kills Lee and hides in the basement, police couldn't able to track him even though they tried checking through the surveillance cameras in the street.

Either a person is civil loan defaulter or a criminal murderer the surveillance of equal strength is applied by
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 07/24/2020…
Andy Slavitt on the 3 Things He’d Do to Prepare for the Next Pandemic – Mother Jones…

#pandemic #preparations
The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity on Twitter

#coronavirus #testing
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#CannesFilmFestival is where auteurs, stars, and journalists come together in one rosé-drenched, glamorous crush of humanity. In lieu of this year’s canceled fest, watch these award-winning movies à la maison
Martin Scorsese & Paul Schrader made their careers by diving into the troubled mind of a New York cabbie in 1976’s #TaxiDriver. The harrowing film latches itself onto Travis Bickle’s alienation through urban photography and Bernard Herrmann’s dreamy score
Steven Soderbergh kicked off his filmography with #SexLiesAndVideotape, an impressively controlled study of behavior, unraveling an extramarital affair through the eyes of a man who records interviews with women about their sexual experiences and fantasies
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Foreign language films on digital platforms..

A thread..
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#OperationParindey 3/10
#Mentalhood 5/10
#StateOfSiege2611 7.5/10
#FreakyAli 0/10 (wish minus was possible) and why did I see it? Coz I searched #Golf
#TheCourier 6/10
#ThePoisonRose 6/10
#EarthquakeBird 6.5/10
And now replugging a #golf cult classic..
#HappyGilmore 9/10
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Congressman John Lewis once said “Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic.”

What makes you hopeful? Seriously. Share it!

If you’re like me, you could use a few reasons to keep your head up.

Here are 50 reasons to stay hopeful from the past 3+ years.
50. On Jan. 28, 2017, thousands showed up to airports in support of Muslim families impacted by Trump’s unconstitutional #MuslimBan.

That night, a federal judge in NY issued a stay allowing people stranded in airports to temporarily avoid deportation.

📷: Stephanie Keith/Getty
49. Much to the dismay of Donald Trump, #Parasite won Best Picture at the Oscars, making it the first non-English language film to win in the 92 years of the Academy Awards.

📷: Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images
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Seeing Parasite win Best Picture (along with best director, best original screen play, and best non-English language film [what's up with foreign language as a category?]) was something else - especially as a Korean American.

Here are some reflections:

1/ It felt like the US finally caught up to the rest of the world in its acknowledgement of Korean media (Korean Dramas, Pop, and Movies). Korean shows and music are popular all throughout the world. There is a reason BTS was number one in 73 countries last year.
2/ Activism is actually fixing some of the gross disparities we see. From the sexism (along with harassment & assault) being addressed in the #metoo & #timesup movements to the racism being addressed in hashtags like #oscarssowhite, public accountability actually changes things.
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Eş dost filmine toz kondurmayıp ama orası Hollywood eyyamcılığıyla gün geçiren fakat eline sosyetesi dışı iş geçirince de ezber bozmacılık ayağına yatanlara gani gani müjdeler...
Ooo Duvar ilgili haberin paylaşımında provokatif motiflerle olmaz-olsun-öyle-şey özel programı çağırmış. Bir yandan tarihçi girecek ne-nedir-ne-değildir "zaten Lenin" diye diğer taraftan sinemacı girecek PR'ı kim yönetmiş "zaten Hollywood" diye.… Image
Şu da şurada durabilir mesela: "#Parasite’s class-based sympathies might be multi-generational, but it still cuts close to the bone for the “OK boomer” crowd" (Guy Lodge).…
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I have a question for #Parasite director Bong Joon Ho.

I am wondering about his choice of appropriating Native imagery.

I wonder if it was a purposeful message.

As a courtesy, if you have not seen Parasite, there are minor spoilers ahead in my #thread.
In #Parasite, there are two families, one is a poor family struggling to make ends meet, they resort to fraudulently posing as potential employees to get a job with a rich family.

The mother of the rich family buys everything Native-related for her young Boy Scout son.
I won't go into details of the #Parasite film - but at one point, after an entire community is recovering from a disaster, the rich family has a Native-themed party.

Thus, the image I shared.
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