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 Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson review three novel approaches to antimalarial chemotherapy.

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Direct download: TWiP64.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 4:54pm EDT

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson discuss evidence that the malaria parasite originated in gorillas.

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Direct download: TWiP063.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 8:27pm EDT

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson discuss the high diversity of malaria parasites in West African bats, and a vaccine against hookworm.

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Direct download: TWiP062.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 9:10pm EDT

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson review examples of paleoparasitology, the detection of parasites in archaeological material.

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Direct download: TWiP061.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 10:35am EDT

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson discuss how infection with Toxoplasma gondii causes mice to lose their aversion to cat urine, even after the parasites have been cleared.

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Blaine - The Worm Within

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Direct download: TWiP060.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 4:07pm EDT

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson update the multistate outbreak of cyclosporiasis, discuss the avian malaria parasite P. lophurae, and review protection against malaria by intravenous immunization with a nonreplicating sporozoite vaccine.

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Direct download: TWiP059.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 11:38am EDT

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Guest: Cali Despommier

Vincent and Dickson update the multistate outbreak of cyclosporiasis, and Dickson reads a chapter from his new book.

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Direct download: TWiP058.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 10:28pm EDT

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson review a multistate outbreak of cyclosporiasis caused by the single-celled coccidian parasite Cyclospora cayetanensis.

The day after recording this episode, ProMedMail reported that the outbreak of cyclosporiasis had spread to Texas.

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Direct download: TWiP057.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:35am EDT

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson discuss Myxobolus cerebralis, the parasite that causes whirling disease of salmonids.

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Amanda - Pandemic: On the Brink

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Direct download: TWiP056.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 8:47am EDT

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson reveal how invasive harlequin ladybirds use biological weapons against their competitors.

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An Inordinate Fondess for Beetles by Arthur V. Evans, Charles L. Bellamy

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Jessie - Pandemic, the board game

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Direct download: TWiP055.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 10:59am EDT