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Tiny Vampires

Raven Forrest Fruscalzo

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Tiny Vampires
Tiny Vampires

Tiny Vampires

Raven Forrest Fruscalzo

6
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1
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Ever wonder how we genetically modify mosquitoes? Curious about the parasites? Have questions about how tick bites cause meat allergies? Tiny Vampires is a show about insects that transmit disease and the scientists that are fighting them. Each episode is guided by questions sent in by listeners. The question is answered with background information and the story of how scientists were able to shine a light on that particular mystery.

Latest Episodes

Episode 31: Connecting Deforestation and Disease

The lives of organisms in an ecosystem are intimately intertwined. When an entire tropical forest is chopped down the ripple from that destruction can end with new diseases being introduced into humanity. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

17 MINMAY 30
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Episode 31: Connecting Deforestation and Disease

Episode 30: How are bacteria that live inside of mosquito’s cells, killing viruses?”

Deep inside the cells of an Australian mosquito are bacteriathatkill deadly viruses by starving them to death. The death of these viruses could mean life foranyonebitten by them. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

13 MINMAY 1
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Episode 30: How are bacteria that live inside of mosquito’s cells, killing viruses?”

Episode 29: Could eating parasitic worms ever be a good idea?

You may have joked with your friends about using a tapeworm to lose weight thinking it was a diet of the past but today people are purposely infecting themselves with worms for reasons ranging from weightloss to asthma. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

16 MINAPR 3
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Episode 29: Could eating parasitic worms ever be a good idea?

Episode 28: Are pregnant people more attractive?

The rumors are true, certain types of mosquitoes are more enticed to bite pregnant people than people who aren’t. It's not just a weird fact, it has dire consequences. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

15 MINFEB 27
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Episode 28: Are pregnant people more attractive?

Episode 27: Does removing fallen wood from a forest impact Lyme disease risk?

Salvage logging is a way to get a silver lining out of a natural disaster like a wildfire or a hurricane, but how does it change our chances of getting Lyme disease. Learn about the connection between ticks, mice, and fallen logs. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

15 MINFEB 1
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Episode 27: Does removing fallen wood from a forest impact Lyme disease risk?

Episode 26: How do tick bites cause red meat allergies?

For an unlucky few in the American South, Northern Europe, and Australia one bite from a tick can change everything from the food they eat to the types of cancer medications they can be prescribed. These areas, known for their love of all things meat, are also the home of ticks that can cause a meat allergy so bad it can kill. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

19 MIN2018 DEC 25
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Episode 26: How do tick bites cause red meat allergies?

Episode 25: Why are some people eaten alive by mosquitoes, while others come away bite-free?

We all know that person who never gets a single mosquito bite, while the rest of us get eaten alive. What is there secret? Or secrets? You’ll find it has a lot to do with their particular brand of body odor. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

15 MIN2018 NOV 28
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Episode 25: Why are some people eaten alive by mosquitoes, while others come away bite-free?

Episode 24: Do mosquitoes bite each other?

There are giant mosquitoes that wantonly kill their prey even if they aren’t hungry, and they are going to be your new favorite insects. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

17 MIN2018 OCT 31
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Episode 24: Do mosquitoes bite each other?

Episode 23: What is this new mosquito control technique called Wolbachia?

A bacteria that infects insects held some secrets until a team of researchers started looking closer at its amazing powers. Wolbachia might just be capable of saving thousands of human lives. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

23 MIN2018 SEP 26
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Episode 23: What is this new mosquito control technique called Wolbachia?

Episode 22: How can stomach bot flies live in such an inhospitable place? How do they breathe?

Stomach bot flies live most of their lives inside the stomachs of horses. They have adapted to this harsh environment by breathing is a very strange way. Guest co-host Erin Updyke from "This Podcast Will Kill You" comes on to talk fly infestations. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

23 MIN2018 AUG 29
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Episode 22: How can stomach bot flies live in such an inhospitable place? How do they breathe?

Latest Episodes

Episode 31: Connecting Deforestation and Disease

The lives of organisms in an ecosystem are intimately intertwined. When an entire tropical forest is chopped down the ripple from that destruction can end with new diseases being introduced into humanity. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

17 MINMAY 30
Comments
Episode 31: Connecting Deforestation and Disease

Episode 30: How are bacteria that live inside of mosquito’s cells, killing viruses?”

Deep inside the cells of an Australian mosquito are bacteriathatkill deadly viruses by starving them to death. The death of these viruses could mean life foranyonebitten by them. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

13 MINMAY 1
Comments
Episode 30: How are bacteria that live inside of mosquito’s cells, killing viruses?”

Episode 29: Could eating parasitic worms ever be a good idea?

You may have joked with your friends about using a tapeworm to lose weight thinking it was a diet of the past but today people are purposely infecting themselves with worms for reasons ranging from weightloss to asthma. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

16 MINAPR 3
Comments
Episode 29: Could eating parasitic worms ever be a good idea?

Episode 28: Are pregnant people more attractive?

The rumors are true, certain types of mosquitoes are more enticed to bite pregnant people than people who aren’t. It's not just a weird fact, it has dire consequences. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

15 MINFEB 27
Comments
Episode 28: Are pregnant people more attractive?

Episode 27: Does removing fallen wood from a forest impact Lyme disease risk?

Salvage logging is a way to get a silver lining out of a natural disaster like a wildfire or a hurricane, but how does it change our chances of getting Lyme disease. Learn about the connection between ticks, mice, and fallen logs. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

15 MINFEB 1
Comments
Episode 27: Does removing fallen wood from a forest impact Lyme disease risk?

Episode 26: How do tick bites cause red meat allergies?

For an unlucky few in the American South, Northern Europe, and Australia one bite from a tick can change everything from the food they eat to the types of cancer medications they can be prescribed. These areas, known for their love of all things meat, are also the home of ticks that can cause a meat allergy so bad it can kill. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

19 MIN2018 DEC 25
Comments
Episode 26: How do tick bites cause red meat allergies?

Episode 25: Why are some people eaten alive by mosquitoes, while others come away bite-free?

We all know that person who never gets a single mosquito bite, while the rest of us get eaten alive. What is there secret? Or secrets? You’ll find it has a lot to do with their particular brand of body odor. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

15 MIN2018 NOV 28
Comments
Episode 25: Why are some people eaten alive by mosquitoes, while others come away bite-free?

Episode 24: Do mosquitoes bite each other?

There are giant mosquitoes that wantonly kill their prey even if they aren’t hungry, and they are going to be your new favorite insects. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

17 MIN2018 OCT 31
Comments
Episode 24: Do mosquitoes bite each other?

Episode 23: What is this new mosquito control technique called Wolbachia?

A bacteria that infects insects held some secrets until a team of researchers started looking closer at its amazing powers. Wolbachia might just be capable of saving thousands of human lives. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

23 MIN2018 SEP 26
Comments
Episode 23: What is this new mosquito control technique called Wolbachia?

Episode 22: How can stomach bot flies live in such an inhospitable place? How do they breathe?

Stomach bot flies live most of their lives inside the stomachs of horses. They have adapted to this harsh environment by breathing is a very strange way. Guest co-host Erin Updyke from "This Podcast Will Kill You" comes on to talk fly infestations. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

23 MIN2018 AUG 29
Comments
Episode 22: How can stomach bot flies live in such an inhospitable place? How do they breathe?