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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.

Thursday, 23 May 2013 12:26

TWiP 54: Unde venis?

Written by

{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).

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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).

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

Guest: Anthony A. James

Special guest Anthony A. James joins Vincent and Dickson to discuss how mosquitoes can be genetically modified to control infectious diseases.

Download TWiP #51 (52 MB .mp3, 72 minutes).

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Saturday, 16 February 2013 09:44

TWiP 50: Antagonism in the mosquito midgut

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

Vincent and Dickson reveal how malaria parasites avoid lysis by complement in the mosquito.

Download TWiP #50 (51 MB .mp3, 71 minutes).

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Saturday, 26 January 2013 10:49

TWiP 49: Making sense of toxo and heme

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

Vincent and Dickson discuss innate immune sensing of Toxoplasma gondii in mice, and heme metabolism in protozoan parasites.

Download TWiP #49 (68 MB .mp3, 94 minutes).

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Saturday, 22 December 2012 00:00

TWiP 48: A parasitic cloaking device

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{audio}http://www.trichinella.org">Dickson Despommier, and Yosef Sabo

Vincent, Dickson, and Yosef discuss tetraspanins on the surface of schistosomes as vaccine candidates and immune evasion proteins.

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012 10:08

TWiP 47: For whom the trich tolls

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

Vincent and Dickson review evidence that a virus of the protozoan parasite Trichomonas vaginalis may exacerbate disease.

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Tuesday, 16 October 2012 15:34

TWiP 46: Malaria gets the (zinc) finger

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

Vincent and Dickson meet with Judith Straimer and Marcus Lee to discuss their method for site-specific genome editing in Plasmodium falciparum using zinc finger nucleases.

Right-click to download TWiP #46 (46 MB .mp3, 64 minutes).

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

Vincent and Dickson discuss Toxoplasma biology with Stanford University Professor John Boothroyd.

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