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This Week in Parasitism

This Week in Parasitism (TWiP) is a podcast about eukaryotic parasites started by Vincent Racaniello and Dick Despommier. Daniel Griffin, MD joined the team in January 2015 and added not only his expertise in infectious diseases, but began a new feature of TWiP, the case study. Each week Daniel presents the symptoms and signs of an interesting case that he has investigated during his work, without identifying the infectious agent. Listeners are encouraged to send in their guesses to this weekly infectious disease mystery. We call this new change 'TWiP reboot'.

The TWiP trio strives for an informal yet informative conversation about parasites which is accessible to everyone, no matter what their science background. As science Professors at Columbia University, Dickson and Vincent have directed research laboratories focused on parasites and viruses. Their enthusiasm for teaching inspired them to reach beyond the classroom with new media. TWiP is for everyone who wants to learn about parasites in a relaxing way.

Music used on TWiP is composed and performed by Ronald Jenkees and used with permission.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 12:48

Thus misspake Despommier - TWiP 146

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The case of the Man With Diarrhea and 100 Micron Objects In Stool, and discuss the reticulocyte receptor for Plasmodium vivax.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 17:51

Is it excreted or secreted? - TWiP 145

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The case of the Man With Motile Objects, and reveal the secreted and excreted proteins of Giardia parasites.

Thursday, 14 December 2017 16:03

A blood-free snip - TWiP 144

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The case of the Boy With Visual Disturbances and Itching, and identifying secreted and excreted proteins of Trichinella parasites.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 13:51

There’s a lot of worms out there - TWiP 143

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The case of the Woman With Anemia, Eosinophila, and a Worm in Her Intestine, and a study on the function and druggability of two malarial aspartate proteases.

Monday, 20 November 2017 18:45

Just a virus, go home - TWiP 142

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The case of the Guatemalan Positive for Rhinovirus, and reveal how to kill all African trypanosomes with a primate apolipoprotein.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 15:56

Paratransgenesis - TWiP 141

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The case of the One Year Old From Kenya With Moving Skin Lesions, and how to make mosquitoes refractory to Plasmodium with engineered symbiotic bacteria.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 14:03

Blasting Blastocystis - TWiP 140

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The case of the Peace Corp Veteran with Eosinophilia, and the genome sequence of the hyper-prevalent parasitic eukaryote Blastocystis.

Sunday, 10 September 2017 18:49

Eggsactly, ova and ova - TWiP 139

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The case of the Woman with a Worm in Her Eye, and the role of nitric oxide in the resistance of rats to Schistosoma japonicum.

The case of the Child from DR with Poppy Seed Sized Things On His Head Hair Shafts, and how the skin parasite landscape determines the infectiousness of Leishmania.

Saturday, 12 August 2017 19:20

An aberrant encounter - TWiP 137

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The case of the Man from India with a Neck Lump, and explore the role of a transmissible dysbiotic skin microbiome in inflammation during cutaneous leishmaniasis.

 

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