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

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 11 days 19 hours 23 minutes


TWiP #11 - One times three million

Vincent and Dickson continue their discussion of malaria, with emphasis on clinical aspects of the disease.


 2010-06-02  1h27m

TWiP #10 - Plasmodium life cycle

Vincent and Dickson trace the life cycle of Plasmodium in a mosquito and in a human host.


 2010-05-20  1h25m

TWiP #9 - Mala aria

Vincent and Dickson move on to protozoan parasites with a discussion of the early history of malaria.


 2010-05-06  1h22m

TWiP #8 - Frog legs and parasite tales

Dickson reads his story about sparganosis caused by the diphyllobothroid tapeworm Spirometra mansonoides.


 2010-04-22  1h23m

TWiP #7 - Tapeworms are fantastic!

Vincent and Dickson continue their discourse on tapeworms, covering the fish and dog varieties.


 2010-04-09  1h36m

TWiP #6 - Tapeworms, the long and short of it

Vincent and Dick talk about the anatomy and life cycle of beef and pork tapeworms, and why House was wrong about neurocysticercosis.


 2010-03-25  1h41m

TWiP #5 - The nurse cell

Vincent and Dick discuss the nurse cell, a unique structure formed in the host muscle by Trichinella species.


 2010-03-04  1h19m

TWiP #4 - Trichinella life cycle

Vincent and Dick trace the life cycle of Trichinella spiralis in an infected host.


 2010-01-30  1h22m

TWiP #3 - Trichinella spiralis

Vincent and Dick distinguish among intracellular and extracellular parasites, then discuss the history and general characteristics of Trichinella spiralis.


 2009-12-28  1h3m

TWiP #2 - General 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.


 2009-12-01  1h5m