In Sickness and In Health

Our bodies are home to trillions of microbes and while “germs” are often thought of things to be gotten rid of, most of our microbes don’t make us sick and are even important for our health. In this seminar, Dr. Noel Britton talks about the research into the human microbiome and what we know about the relationship between microbes and human immune system and how this partnership impacts human physiology, from digestion to brain health to drug metabolism. She discussed some of the ways researchers hope to leverage microbes as potential therapeutics for a wide range of health conditions and what you can do to keep your “marriage” with your microbes healthy.