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.

Vincent and Dickson discuss control of malaria and filariasis with the bacterial endosymbiont Wolbachia.

Direct download: TWiP034.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 10:57am PDT

Vincent and Dickson review an in silico pipeline for identifying molecular mimicry candidate proteins in the genomes of parasites, and catch up on listener email.

Direct download: TWiP033.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 8:40am PDT

Vincent and Dickson discuss immune evasion by the cruzain protease of T. cruzi, and novel tetraspanin antigens of S. japonicum.

Direct download: TWiP032.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 1:41pm PDT

Vincent and Dickson discuss the promising results of a phase III trial of a malaria vaccine in African children.

Direct download: TWiP031.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 6:17pm PDT

Vincent and Dickson have a broad-ranging conversation with Charles Knirsch of Pfizer, Inc. about how public-private partnerships can function to control and eliminate infectious diseases.

Direct download: TWiP030.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 9:15am PDT

Vincent and Dickson converse with Peter Hotez about global health, vaccinology, and neglected tropical diseases.

Direct download: TWiP029.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 1:14pm PDT

Vincent and Dickson discuss medical entomology with Robert W. Gwadz, Assistant Chief of the Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research at NIAID.

Direct download: TWiP028.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 9:26am PDT

Vincent and Dickson continue their discussion of trematodes, or flukes, which have a snail as a reservoir host.

Direct download: TWiP027.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 2:12pm PDT

Vincent and Dickson take on the schistosomes, agents of a series of related diseases in humans referred to as schistosomiasis.

Direct download: TWiP026.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 7:14am PDT

Vincent and Dickson review Wuchereria bancrofti, the nematode that causes lymphatic filariasis, also known as elephantiasis.

Direct download: TWiP025.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:48pm PDT