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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.

Saturday, 02 May 2015 10:13

TWiP 88: French foreign lesion

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Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel discuss how a secreted protein from the protozoan parasite Theileria transforms its host cells via a cellular proto-oncogene.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin

Download TWiP #88 (82 MB .mp3, 114 minutes).

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Tuesday, 21 April 2015 11:55

TWiP 87: Stumped by pinworm

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Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel review new insight into antigenic variation in trypanosomes, reveal the difficult solution to the last case study, and  present another mystery for your solving.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin

Download TWiP #87 (55 MB .mp3, 77 minutes).

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Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel discuss how filarial infection modulates the immune response to mycobacterial infection, and reveal a new case study.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin

Download TWiP #86 (90 MB .mp3, 125 minutes).

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Saturday, 14 March 2015 09:14

TWiP 85: Channeling tryps

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Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel explain how trypanolytic factor forms membrane channels to lyse trypanosomes, and present a new case study.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin

Download TWiP #85 (79 MB .mp3, 110 minutes).

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Saturday, 28 February 2015 09:35

TWiP 84: Bigfoot

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Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel consider the delivery of anti-trypanosome nanobodies to the tsetse fly via a bacterial symbiont, and present a new case study.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin

 Download TWiP #84 (78 MB .mp3, 106 minutes).

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Sunday, 22 February 2015 20:04

TWiP 83: Hidden costs of infection

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Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel present a new case study, and discuss the effect of chronic malaria infection on wild warbler life span and telomere degradation.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin

 Download TWiP #83 (69 MB .mp3, 96 minutes).

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Saturday, 07 February 2015 12:46

TWiP 82: A NOD to helminths

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Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel solve last week's case study, present a new one, and reveal how secreted proteins from a helminth prevent diabetes in mice.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin

 Download TWiP #82 (72 MB .mp3, 100 minutes).

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Saturday, 24 January 2015 13:02

TWiP 81: Living in a wormy world

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Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel provide the solution to last week's case study, present a new one, and discuss how immune suppression by nematodes increases tuberculosis fatality in African buffalo.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin

 Download TWiP #81 (72 MB .mp3, 100 minutes).

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Wednesday, 07 January 2015 21:11

TWiP 80: Daniel in the parasites' den

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Vincent and Dickson welcome new TWiP host Daniel Griffin to discuss the association of a new Mycoplasma with trichomoniasis, and to introduce a new feature to the show, a case study.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin

Download TWiP #80 (85 MB .mp3, 118 minutes).

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Saturday, 22 November 2014 10:33

TWiP 79: Across the river and into the trees

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Vincent and Dickson discuss the spread of P. knowlesi in Malaysia, and how Leishmania parasites protect the sandfly gut from bacterial infection.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Download TWiP #79 (65 MB .mp3, 91 minutes).

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