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, Dickson, and Daniel consider the delivery of anti-trypanosome nanobodies to the tsetse fly via a bacterial symbiont, and present a new case study.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin

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Direct download: TWiP084.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 7:12am PST

Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel present a new case study, and discuss the effect of chronic malaria infection on wild warbler life span and telomere degradation.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin

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Direct download: TWiP083.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 4:59pm PST

Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel solve last week's case study, present a new one, and reveal how secreted proteins from a helminth prevent diabetes in mice.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin

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Direct download: TWiP082.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 9:42am PST

Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel provide the solution to last week's case study, present a new one, and discuss how immune suppression by nematodes increases tuberculosis fatality in African buffalo.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin

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Direct download: TWiP081.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 10:15am PST

 Vincent and Dickson welcome new TWiP host Daniel to discuss the association of a new Mycoplasma with Trichomoniasis, and to introduce a new feature to the show, a case study.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin

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Direct download: TWiP080.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 6:15pm PST

Vincent and Dickson discuss the spread of P. knowlesi in Malaysia, and how Leishmania parasites protect the sandfly gut from bacterial infection.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

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Direct download: TWiP079.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 7:30am PST

Vincent and Dickson discuss how malaria parasites induce odors in their rodent hosts that attract mosquitoes.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

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Direct download: TWiP078.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 5:23pm PST

Vincent and Dickson discuss the exchange of messenger RNAs between a parasitic plant and its hosts.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

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Direct download: TWiP077.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 7:25am PST

Vincent and Dickson discuss how infection of mice with helminths induces cytokines that reactivate a latent gamma-herpesvirus.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

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Direct download: TWiP076.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 1:25pm PST

Bobbi Pritt joins Vincent and Dickson to talk about directing a clinical parasitology laboratory and her weekly case reports at Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Guest: Bobbi Pritt

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Direct download: TWiP075.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 8:58am PST