TWiP 14: Leishmania

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

On episode 14 of the podcast This Week in Parasitism, Vincent and Dickson consider the life cycle and pathogenesis of the protozoan parasite Leishmania.

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TWiP 13: Toxoplasmosis

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

On episode 13 of the podcast This Week in Parasitism, Vincent and Dickson continue their discussion of the obligate intracellular protozoanĀ Toxoplasma gondii with a consideration of the clinical consequences of infection and pathogenesis.

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TWiP 12: Toxoplasma gondii

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

On episode 12 of the podcast “This Week in Parasitism”, Vincent and Dickson introduce the obligate intracellular protozoan Toxoplasma gondii, one of the most successful parasites on earth.

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TWiP 11: One times three million

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

On episode 11 of the podcast “This Week in Parasitism”, Vincent and Dickson continue their discussion of malaria, with emphasis on clinical aspects of the disease.

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TWiP 9: Mala aria

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

On episode 9 of the podcast “This Week in Parasitism”, Vincent and Dickson move on to protozoan parasites with a discussion of the early history of malaria..

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TWiP 4: Trichinella life cycle

twip_200Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

On episode 4 of the podcast “This Week in Parasitism”, Vincent and Dick trace the life cycle of Trichinella spiralis in an infected host.

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  • Trichinella life cycle (jpg)
  • Newborn larva entering muscle cell (jpg)
  • Adult T. spiralis in columnar epithelial cell (jpg)
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  • Infective first stage T. spiralis larva in Nurse cell in muscle tissue (jpg)
  • Adult female T. spiralis with fully formed larvae in uterus (jpg)
  • Adult male T. spiralis with claspers on tail (jpg)
  • Clinical correlations in trichinosis (jpg)
  • Letters read on TWiP #4

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This Week in Parasitism

twip_200The first episode of our new science podcast, “This Week in Parasitism“, is now available.

This Week in Parasitism (TWiP) is a podcast about eukaryotic parasites hosted by Vincent Racaniello and Dick Despommier. Following in the path of their podcast ‘This Week in Virology’ (TWiV), they strive for an informal yet informative conversation about parasites which is accessible to everyone, no matter what their science background.

As science Professors at Columbia University, they have spent their entire academic careers directing research laboratories focused on parasites (Dick) and viruses (Vincent). Their enthusiasm for teaching inspired them to reach beyond the classroom with new media. TWiP is for everyone who wants to learn about parasites in a relaxing way.

On episode 1 of TWiP, Vincent and Dick provide an overview of parasites and parasitism.

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