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Episode 39: Spotlight on tropical diseases

Episode 39: Spotlight on tropical diseases

Chapters

  1. 0:00
    Why should we fund research on neglected tropical diseases?
    eLife Senior Editor Prabhat Jha argues that public funding is key to tackling epidemics in low income countries.
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  2. 6:47
    Shortlisting the suspects
    Models predict which species of mosquito may be able to carry the Zika virus in the US.
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  3. 12:26
    Malaria parasites on the move
    A protein called TRP1 allows the parasites that cause malaria to move inside mosquitos.
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  4. 17:41
    Safety in numbers
    For a tuberculosis infection to progress, around 50 bacterial cells need to infect a single immune cell.
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  5. 23:37
    What happened next?
    We catch up on research into schistosomiasis that we first covered in episode 29.
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