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.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson Despommier, and Josef Sabo

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

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Direct download: TWiP048.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 6:48pm EDT

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

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

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Direct download: TWiP047.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 10:20am EDT

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

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

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

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Direct download: TWiP046.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:52am EDT

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

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

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Direct download: TWiP045.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 8:34pm EDT

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson explain how a nematode manipulates cricket behavior and alters the food web of a stream.

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Direct download: TWiP044.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 6:31pm EDT

Vincent and Dickson review how sickle cell microRNAs contribute to malaria resistance, and inhibition of innate immune responses by an enzyme from trypanosomes.

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Direct download: TWiP043.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 10:38am EDT

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson answer listener emails about Leishmania, dual infection of vectors, tapeworms, liver flukes, toxoplasmosis, and much more.

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Direct download: TWiP042.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 4:40pm EDT

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson review medically important arthropods.

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Direct download: TWiP041.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 9:43pm EDT

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson discuss loaiasis caused by the filarial nematode Loa loa.

Right-click to download TWiP #40 (52 MB .mp3, 73 minutes).

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Direct download: TWiP040.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 8:58pm EDT

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson review the biology and pathogenesis of the amoebae Naegleria fowlerii and Acanthamoeba castellani.

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Direct download: TWiP039.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 2:05pm EDT