Humans and Bacteria: Protecting our weapons so we can survive the war

So far in the last two episodes we've talked about how we can live and work with the tiny organisms that live in and around our body. Dr. Robert Britton spoke to us about what we're still trying to learn, especially concerning pro- and pre-biotics.┬áToday we are wrapping up our human and bacteria series by … Continue reading Humans and Bacteria: Protecting our weapons so we can survive the war

Humans and Bacteria: The problems and promises of probiotics

Today we talk to Dr. Robert Britton, a scientist who works at the Baylor College of Medicine. His lab studies how microbes affect health and disease, particularly looking at what microbes might be therapeutic. Since he spends so much time thinking about how these tiny communities affect our health, we had a few questions to … Continue reading Humans and Bacteria: The problems and promises of probiotics

Humans and Bacteria: Coexistence is complicated

Everyday we live with a community of bacteria that outnumber the cells in our bodies! On shelfs in the store you can find yogurt labelled with "live culture" and bottles of pro- and prebiotics, but what does this all mean? We're diving in the microscopic world of our microbiome (biome means a community of living … Continue reading Humans and Bacteria: Coexistence is complicated