TWiP 19: Enterobius vermicularis, the pinworm

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

On episode 19 of the podcast This Week in Parasitism, Vincent and Dickson move on to nematodes with a discussion of the pinworm.

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TWiP 18: Cryptosporidium

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

On episode 18 of the podcast This Week in Parasitism, Vincent and Dickson discuss the intracellular parasite Cryptosporidium, which causes diarrheal disease in most mammalian species.

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TWiP 17: Entamoeba histolytica

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

On episode 17 of the podcast This Week in Parasitism, Vincent and Dickson continue their discussion of protozoan parasites that cause diarrhea with a review of amebic dysentery caused by Entamoeba histolytica.

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Virology lecture #25: West Nile Story

In the final lecture of my virology course, Professor Dickson Despommier weaves a story about the arrival of West Nile virus to the United States in the summer of 1999. This is a special treat that you won’t want to miss, as Prof. Despommier is a wonderful storyteller.

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TWiP 2: General parasitism

twip_200Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

On episode 2 of the podcast “This Week in Parasitism”, Vincent and Dick classify parasites according to whether or not they are transmitted by a vector, then consider the implications of long-lived parasites.

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Dick Despommier in Time magazine

My co-host for the netcast This Week in Virology, Dick Despommier, is featured in a Time magazine article entitled “Vertical Farming”. As listeners of TWiV may know, Dick has developed the idea of constructing hydroponic farms in multistory urban buildings as a way of avoiding the food crunch that will likely occur in 50 years. Dick has received a great deal of publicity for vertical farming, including named by Wired Science as one of five people who’ll make you feel good about the future, an interview on The Daily Show, and articles in the New York Times. Dick will also be speaking at TED next year.

Dick brings a great deal of enthusiasm and expertise to TWiV. I’m fortunate to have him as a co-host. I’m pleased that his innovative vertical farming is garnering deserved attention worldwide.