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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.

Download TWiP #6 (73 MB .mp3, 101 minutes)

Host links: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

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Comments (2)

  1. Finally got to sit down and listen to this one I loved it. I listen to a lot (and I mean a lot) of science podcasts and I have to say that TWiP is my new favorite. Yay tapeworms! Hopefully the next one is coming sooner, rather than later???
  2. I did NOT know that Florida was the second most productive cattle state in the union. When I heard I nearly fell off my bike.

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