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 176 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle 3 Wochen erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts


episode 176: Blood schmear

The TWiPpers of the bite fantastic solve the case of the Indian Man Who Hiked, and discuss the effects of schistosome soluble egg antigen on infection of lymphocytes with HIV-1.



episode 175: None alone pathognomonic

The TWiP'ers solve the case of the Sudanese Boy With Fever, and reveal antibodies against that slow invasion of red blood cells potentiate other malaria-blocking antibodies.


 2019-09-04  1h47m

episode 174: Fat cat

The TWiPloid organisms solve the case of the Doctor with Chronic Epigastric Pain, and reveal how levels of linoleic acid in the intestine enable the sexual cycle of Toxoplasma gondii in cats.


 2019-08-01  1h13m

episode 173: Rose colored spots

The podcastellani hosts solve the case of the Sailor With Dysentery, and reveal the first virus discovered in Plasmodium species.


 2019-07-13  1h50m

episode 172: A painless lesion

The metacyclic TWiPomastigotes solve the case of the Child With a Painless Leg Lesion, and reveal how to kill mosquitoes with a genetically modified fungus.


 2019-06-14  1h43m

episode 171: Better than a sharp stick in the eye

The Leishmaniacs solve the case of the Child With Band Keratopathy, and reveal a eukaryotic parasite with functional mitochondria but without mitochondrial genomes.


 2019-05-23  1h34m

episode 170: A worm's eye view

The TWiPlicates solve the case of the Child With Retinal Granuloma, and discuss an association of the complement protein collectin-11 with the pathophysiology of Chagas disease.


 2019-05-08  1h30m

episode 169: What goes on in the snail

The TriTWiPomonads solve the case of the Child Who Passed a Worm, and reveal recombination between bovine and human schistosome species.


 2019-04-11  1h20m

episode 168: Kleptoparasitism and the stercoraceous souvenir

The Giardians of the Galaxy solve the case of the Woman With a Colonic Stowaway from Hispaniola, and discuss activation of intestinal tuft cells by Trichinella spiralis.


 2019-03-27  1h32m

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.


 2019-02-27  1h31m