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TWiP 41: Flying and crawling beasts

On episode #41 of the science show This Week in Parasitism, Vincent and Dickson review medically important arthropods.

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TWiP 31: A malaria vaccine

p.falciparum life cycleHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson discuss the promising results of a phase III trial of a malaria vaccine in African children.

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TWiP 30: Global infectious disease control with Charles Knirsch

Charles KnirschHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson have a broad-ranging conversation with Charles Knirsch of Pfizer, Inc. about how public-private partnerships can function to control and eliminate infectious diseases.

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TWiP 28: Medical entomology with Robert W. Gwadz

anopheles gambiaeHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

On episode #28 of the podcast This Week in Parasitism, Vincent and Dickson discuss medical entomology with Robert W. Gwadz, Assistant Chief of the Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research at NIAID.

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TWiP 24: Onchocerca volvulus, a vector-borne, filarial nematode

onchocerca microfilariaHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

On episode #24 of the podcast This Week in Parasitism, Vincent and Dickson discuss the life cycle and pathogenesis of Onchocerca volvulus, the vector-borne filarial nematode parasite that causes onchocerciasis, or river blindness.

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TWiP 21: The giant intestinal worm, Ascaris lumbricoides

ascaris adultsHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

On episode 21 of the podcast This Week in Parasitism, Vincent and Dickson review the biology and pathogenesis of Ascaris lumbricoides, one of the largest nematodes to infect humans.

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TWiP 20: The whipworm Trichuris trichiura

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

On episode 20 of the podcast This Week in Parasitism, Vincent and Dickson continue their discussion of nematodes with the whipworm Trichuris trichiura.

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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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