This Week in Parasitism
TWiP is a monthly netcast about eukaryotic parasites. Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin, science Professors from Columbia University, deconstruct parasites, how they cause illness, and present a case study each episode for your solution.

Dickson reads his story about sparganosis caused by the diphyllobothroid tapeworm Spirometra mansonoides.

Host links: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Links for this episode:

Direct download: TWiP008.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 12:30pm EDT

Vincent and Dickson continue their discourse on tapeworms, covering the fish and dog varieties.

Host links: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Links for this episode:

  • FAT the enemy that is shortening your life is BANISHED. How? With sanitized tapeworms. Easy to swallow! (jpg).
  • D. latum life cycle (jpg)
  • D. latum adult (jpg)
  • Diphyllobothrim proglottid (jpg)
  • Diphyllobothrim bothria (jpg)
  • Coracidium hatching from egg (jpg)
  • Dog tapeworm life cycle (jpg)
  • The Alien lifecycle (jpg)
Direct download: TWiP007.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 10:30pm EDT

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