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. Dieser Podcast erscheint alle 3 Wochen.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 11 days 19 hours 23 minutes


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

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