This Week in Parasitism

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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.

160 TWiP 160: Toddy tappers Oct. 10, 2018

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. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiP. ### Links for this episode: * Chadian Guinea worms in humans and dogs (PLoS NTD) * Hero: Karl George Friedrich Rudolf Leuckart * Image credit * Letters read on TWiP 160 ### Case Study for TWiP 160 Referred to Daniel for consult, 40 yo immigrant from Brazil, a farmer had worked there, family ...

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155 TWiP 155: Miss Dickson July 24, 2018
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154 TWiP 154: A louse-y episode June 27, 2018
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152 TWiP 152: A range of rads May 26, 2018
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150 TWiP 150: Fast food April 19, 2018
The TWiPers solve the case of the Panamanian Man With Leg Ulcer, and describe how a crab predator preferentially feeds on parasite infected prey - even though the parasite makes them faster! Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier,...
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148 TWiP 148: Weep and sweep March 7, 2018
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144 TWiP 144: A blood-free snip Dec. 14, 2017
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