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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.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 20:26

TWiP 78: Eau de rodent

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Vincent and Dickson discuss how malaria parasites induce odors in their rodent hosts that attract mosquitoes.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Download TWiP #78 (52 MB .mp3, 71 minutes).

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Friday, 19 September 2014 10:27

TWiP 77: Mixed messages

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Vincent and Dickson discuss the exchange of messenger RNAs between a parasitic plant and its hosts.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Download TWiP #77 (48 MB .mp3, 66 minutes).

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Tuesday, 02 September 2014 16:26

TWiP 76: Herpesvirus worms its way out

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Vincent and Dickson discuss how infection of mice with helminths induces cytokines that reactivate a latent gamma-herpesvirus.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Download TWiP #76 (61 MB .mp3, 104 minutes).

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Bobbi Pritt joins Vincent and Dickson to talk about directing a clinical parasitology laboratory and her weekly case reports at Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Guest: Bobbi Pritt

Download TWiP #75 (50 MB .mp3, 69 minutes).

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Vincent and Dickson review a novel malaria vaccine candidate comprising a parasite protein involved in egress from red blood cells.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Download TWiP #74 (62 MB .mp3, 86 minutes).

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Saturday, 24 May 2014 09:23

TWiP 72: Wormholes

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Vincent and Dickson discuss five ways that helminths manipulate host tissues to survive.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Download TWiP #72 (73 MB .mp3, 101 minutes).

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Saturday, 10 May 2014 10:27

TWiP 71: Happy trails to you

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Vincent and Dickson review the finding that urocanic acid in the skin is a chemoattractant for the parasitic nematode Strongyloides stercoralis.

Download TWiP #71 (60 MB .mp3, 84 minutes).

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Saturday, 12 April 2014 16:14

TWiP 70: Invasion of the swamp eels

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Vincent and Dickson discuss the finding of Gnathostoma nematodes in Asian swamp eels from US live markets and wild populations.

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Saturday, 29 March 2014 08:56

TWiP 69: Malaria rising

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Vincent and Dickson discuss an increase in the altitude of malaria distribution in warmer years in the highlands of Colombia and Ethiopia.

Download TWiP #69 (53 MB .mp3, 74 minutes).

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Friday, 07 March 2014 10:07

TWiP 68: Sex and the single trypanosome

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Vincent, Dickson, and Sagi discuss evidence that the pathogen Trypanosoma brucei undergoes meiosis and sexual reproduction.

Download TWiP #68 (60 MB .mp3, 83 minutes).

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