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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, 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.

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

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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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{audio}http://systemsbiology.columbia.edu/faculty/sagi-shapira" target="_blank">Sagi Shapira

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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Saturday, 22 February 2014 12:09

TWiP 67: They find each other delightful

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{audio}http://www.verticalfarm.com">Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson explain the genetic and molecular basis of drug resistance in Schistosoma mansonii.

Download TWiP #67 (55 MB .mp3, 76 minutes).

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Saturday, 08 February 2014 13:55

TWiP 66: A nitrile warhead for Chagas disease

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{audio}http://www.verticalfarm.com">Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson discuss reversible inhibitors of cruzipain as new drugs for treating Chagas disease.

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Monday, 13 January 2014 09:27

TWiP 65: The real world wide web

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{audio}http://www.verticalfarm.com">Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson consider the effects of climate change on parasitic diseases.

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Links for this episode:journal.pone.0020193.g001

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Thursday, 19 December 2013 16:56

TWiP 64: Three new ways to prevent malaria

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{audio}http://www.verticalfarm.com">Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson review three novel approaches to antimalarial chemotherapy.

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Links for this episode:journal.ppat.1003757.s003

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Monday, 11 November 2013 20:13

TWiP 63: Plasmodium of the apes

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{audio}http://www.trichinella.org">Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson discuss evidence that the malaria parasite originated in gorillas.

Download TWiP #63 (70 MB .mp3, 97 minutes).

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Wednesday, 30 October 2013 22:01

TWiP 62: More bats out of hell

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{audio}http://www.trichinella.org">Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson discuss the high diversity of malaria parasites in West African bats, and a vaccine against hookworm.

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{audio}http://www.trichinella.org">Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson review examples of paleoparasitology, the detection of parasites in archaeological material.

Download TWiP #61 (54 MB .mp3, 75 minutes).

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