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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, 15 December 2010 17:03

TWiP 20 - The whipworm Trichuris trichiura

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Vincent and Dickson continue their discussion of nematodes with the whipworm Trichuris trichiura.

Download TWiP #20 (64 MB .mp3, 89 minutes)

Host links: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Links for this episode:t_trichiura_adult_female

     

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      Saturday, 20 November 2010 11:44

      TWiP 19: Enterobius vermicularis, the pinworm

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      Vincent and Dickson move on to nematodes with a discussion of the pinworm Enterobius vermicularis.

      Download TWiP #19 (60 MB .mp3, 83 minutes)

      Host links: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

      Links for this episode:adult_female_enterobius_vermicularis_h

         

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          Monday, 25 October 2010 17:38

          TWiP 18: Cryptosporidium

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          Vincent and Dickson discuss the intracellular parasite Cryptosporidium, which causes diarrheal disease in most mammalian species.

          Download TWiP #18 (58 MB .mp3, 80 minutes)

          Host links: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

          Links for this episode:c_parvum_meronts

             

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              Wednesday, 06 October 2010 00:52

              TWiP 17: Entamoeba histolytica

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              Vincent and Dickson continue their discussion of protozoan parasites that cause diarrhea with a review of amebic dysentery caused by Entamoeba histolytica.

              Download TWiP #17 (55 MB .mp3, 76 minutes)

              Host links: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

              Links for this episode:e_histolytica_trophozoite

                 

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                  Thursday, 23 September 2010 23:18

                  TWiP 16: Giardia

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                  Vincent and Dickson review the life cycle and pathogenesis of the flagellated protozoan parasite Giardia lamblia.

                  Download TWiP #16 (57 MB .mp3, 79 minutes)

                  Host links: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

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                      Thursday, 09 September 2010 13:23

                      TWiP 15: Tryp the light fantastic

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                      Vincent and Dickson discuss the life cycle and pathogenesis of the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma.

                      Download TWiP #15 (60 MB .mp3, 87 minutes)

                      Host links: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

                      Links for this episode:tsetse_fly

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                      Wednesday, 11 August 2010 22:08

                      TWiP 14: Leishmania

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                      Vincent and Dickson consider the life cycle and pathogenesis of the protozoan parasite Leishmania.

                      Download TWiP #14 (61 MB .mp3, 85 minutes)

                      Host links: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

                      Links for this episode:l_major_lesion

                    • L. braziliensis life cycle (jpg)
                    • L. donovani life cycle (jpg)
                    • L. tropica life cycle (jpg)
                    • L. major lesion (jpg)
                    • Transgenic mosquito delivers Leishmania vaccine (thanks, Geoffrey)
                    • Plasmodium falciparum accompanied human expansion out of Africa (thanks, Prasad)
                    • Who speaks for the guinea worm? (thanks, Michael)
                    • Letters read on TWiP 14
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                      Wednesday, 14 July 2010 18:01

                      TWiP 13: Toxoplasmosis

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                      Vincent and Dickson continue their discussion of the obligate intracellular protozoan Toxoplasma gondii with a consideration of the clinical consequences of infection and pathogenesis.

                      Download TWiP #13 (61 MB .mp3, 84 minutes)

                      Host links: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

                      Links for this episode:toxo_invasion

                    • Isopod fish parasites (thanks, Kevin!)
                    • Farmscraper on Word Spy (thanks, Mitchell!)
                    • Toxoplasma and personalities (thanks, Greg!)
                    • Science podcast (July 2) on parasites and intelligence (transcript - thanks, Jim!)
                    • Letters read on TWiP 13
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                      Thursday, 17 June 2010 16:40

                      TWiP 12: Toxoplasma gondii

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                      Vincent and Dickson introduce the obligate intracellular protozoan Toxoplasma gondii, one of the most successful parasites on earth.

                      Download TWiP #12 (70 MB .mp3, 98 minutes)

                      Host links: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

                      Links for this episode:t_gondii_tachyzoite

                    • Global clinical burden of malaria (PLoS Medicine)
                    • T. gondii sporulated oocysts (jpg)
                    • T. gondii tachyzoites in parasitophorous vacuole (jpg)
                    • T. gondii life cycle (jpg)
                    • Insect bioterrorism conference (thanks, Don!)
                    • Parasite of the Day (thanks, Douglas!)
                    • World Science Festival
                    • Letters read on TWiP 12
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                      Wednesday, 02 June 2010 13:31

                      TWiP 11: One times three million

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                      Vincent and Dickson continue their discussion of malaria, with emphasis on clinical aspects of the disease.

                      Download TWiP #11 (63 MB .mp3, 87 minutes)

                      Host links: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

                      Links for this episode:malaria_pathogenesis

                    • The quest for a malaria vaccine (Meet the Scientist 49)
                    • Science issue on malaria and tuberculosis
                    • Malaria pathogenesis (pdf)
                    • Malaria pathogenesis (jpg)
                    • Letters read on TWiP 11
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