This Week in Parasitism

TWiP is a monthly netcast about eukaryotic parasites. Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier, science Professors from Columbia University, deconstruct parasites, how they cause illness, and how you can prevent infections.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h30m. Bisher sind 167 Folge(n) erschienen.


episode 167: The constipated mathematician

The Tremendous Trio solve the case of the Woman With Foul Steatorrhea, and reveal breakdown of the glycocalyx associated with severe and fatal malaria.



episode 166: From remote locations

The Podfessors solve the case of the Teenager With Swollen Scrotum, and continue the story arc of Daniel's favorite cells, B-1 cells, and their association with protective immune responses in human Chagas disease.


 2019-02-16  1h22m

episode 165: The sound of crackles

The TWiP team solves the case of the Four Year Old with Fever, Headache, and Cough, and discuss the release of extracellular vesicles from Leishmania amazonensis that manipulate the host immune response.


 2019-01-26  1h22m

episode 164: Surf n' perf

The TWiP legends solve the case of Surfer Sans Septum, and discuss how two symbiotic bacteria in the tsetse fly allow colonization with Trypanosoma brucei.


 2019-01-12  1h41m

episode 163: Trout and parasites

The doctors of awesome solve the case of the Woman Who Visited Lebanon, and reveal that immunoglobulins protect the olfactory organ of trout against infection with the Ich parasite.


 2018-12-29  1h44m

episode 162: That swollen parcel of dropsies

The TWiP professors solve the case of the Baby With Pericardial Effusion, and discuss whether the flagellate without a flagella, Dientamoeba fragilis, causes human illness.


 2018-11-21  1h28m

episode 161: All I need is a bit of skin

The TWiPsters solve the case of the Brazilian Immigrant With Heart Problems, and describe how genome organization controls trypanosome antigenic variation.


 2018-11-10  1h31m

episode 160: Toddy tappers

The TWiPlets solve the case of the Electrician from Tamil Nadu with a Liver Mass, and reveal that dogs and humans share a common Chadian Guinea worm.


 2018-10-10  1h36m

episode 159: Loa and Loa but not gone

The TWiP triptych solve the case of the 9/11 Survivor infested with parasites, and discuss the effect of community ivermectin treatment for onchocerciasis on Loa loa infections.


 2018-09-28  1h35m

episode 158: Ant-appetising slime balls

The TWiP hosts solve the case of the Thai Woman With Red Bumps, and reveal that a master manipulator contacts ant brain tissue to control its behavior.


 2018-09-14  1h22m