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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.

{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).

Links for this episode:T. rex

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Wednesday, 25 September 2013 16:06

TWiP 60: Urine a game of cat and mouse

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

Vincent and Dickson discuss how infection with Toxoplasma gondii causes mice to lose their aversion to cat urine, even after the parasites have been cleared.

Download TWiP #60 (51 MB .mp3, 70 minutes).

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Listener Pick

Blaine - The Worm Within

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Monday, 09 September 2013 11:29

TWiP 59: Apicomplexity

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

Vincent and Dickson update the multistate outbreak of cyclosporiasis, discuss the avian malaria parasite P. lophurae, and review protection against malaria by intravenous immunization with a nonreplicating sporozoite vaccine.

Download TWiP #59 (60 MB .mp3, 84 minutes).

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Thursday, 08 August 2013 21:09

TWiP 58: People, parasites, and plowshares

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

Guest: Cali Despommier

Vincent and Dickson update the multistate outbreak of cyclosporiasis, and Dickson reads a chapter from his new book.

Download TWiP #58 (68 MB .mp3, 94 minutes).

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Saturday, 20 July 2013 11:14

TWiP 57: An outbreak of cyclosporiasis

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson review a multistate outbreak of cyclosporiasis caused by the single-celled coccidian parasite Cyclospora cayetanensis.

The day after recording this episode, ProMedMail reported that the outbreak of cyclosporiasis had spread to Texas.

Download TWiP #57 (46 MB .mp3, 77 minutes).

Links for this episode:cyclospora oocyst

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Wednesday, 03 July 2013 08:46

TWiP 56: Whirling disease

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

Vincent and Dickson discuss Myxobolus cerebralis, the parasite that causes whirling disease of salmonids.

Download TWiP #56 (67 MB .mp3, 93 minutes).

Links for this episode:Actinomyxon

Listener Pick

Amanda - Pandemic: On the Brink

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Saturday, 15 June 2013 10:58

TWiP 55: A ladybird's weapon

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

Vincent and Dickson reveal how invasive harlequin ladybirds use biological weapons against their competitors.

Download TWiP #55 (53 MB .mp3, 74 minutes).

Links for this episode:Harmonia axyridis imagines

Dickson's Pick

An Inordinate Fondess for Beetles by Arthur V. Evans, Charles L. Bellamy

Listener Pick

Jessie - Pandemic, the board game

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Thursday, 23 May 2013 12:26

TWiP 54: Unde venis?

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

Vincent and Dickson consider a case history of a young man with Blastocystis hominis - is it causing his disease?

Download TWiP #54 (62 MB .mp3, 86 minutes).

Links for this episode:blastocystis hominis

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Saturday, 20 April 2013 17:49

TWiP 53: Anti-saliva immunity

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

Vincent and Dickson discuss the finding that immunity to a sandfly salivary protein protects against fatal visceral leishmaniasis in hamsters.

Download TWiP #53 (51 MB .mp3, 71 minutes).

Links for this episode:Lutzomyia longipalpis-sandfly

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

Vincent and Dickson review the life cycle and pathogenesis of the giant kidney worm, Dioctophyme renale.

Download TWiP #52 (51 MB .mp3, 70 minutes).

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