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This Week in Parasitism

Vincent Racaniello

Description: 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

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TWiP 75: Parasite wonders with Bobbi Pritt

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Bobbi Pritt joins Vincent and Dickson to talk about directing a clinical parasitology laboratory and her weekly case reports at Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Guest: Bobbi Pritt

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

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TWiP 73: I'm nibbling my way back to you

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TWiP 72: Wormholes

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Vincent and Dickson discuss five ways that helminths manipulate host tissues to survive.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

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TWiP 71: Happy trails to you

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TWiP 70: Invasion of the swamp eels

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