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 the life cycle and pathogenesis of Dracunculus medinensis, the filarial nematode that causes dracunculiasis, or Guinea worm disease.

Links for this episode:

Direct download: TWiP037.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 12:49pm PST

Vincent and Dickson review how gut bacteria help establish T. muris in the large intestine of mice.

Direct download: TWiP036.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 8:09am PST