The amazing world of microbes in our guts: what are they, what do they do, etc. - Rob Knight, PhD: Prof. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder; co-leader of The American Gut Project. When gut microbes go bad - Ellen Li, MD: Division Chief, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Stony Brook Univ. School of Medicine; why C. diff happens, and why it's so hard to eradicate. Using fecal microbial transplants to cure C. diff - Lawrence Fiedler, MD: Boca Raton gastroenterologist who helped pioneer use of fecal microbial transplants in his regional hospital // Charles Posternack, MD, Prof. of Clinical Biomedical Science and Assoc. Dean for Academic Affairs at Boca Raton Regional Hosp. Providing safe FMT materials for doctors and their patients - James Burgess, Exec. Director, OpenBiome; how this non-profit established by MIT students and faculty has become the leading provider of safe fecal microbial materials for use in treating C. diff. Studying gut microbes will lead to many more health breakthroughs - Leonard Smith, MD: retired surgeon sums up recent findings that reinforce the gut microbiome's role in overall health. Personal story - Barbara Abel/Beverly Mabee: Barbara arranges for her desperately ill twin sister Beverly to have a fecal microbial transplant, a last-chance attempt to stop a chronic C. diff infection from taking her life.
Episode #104 / Length: 28 minutes
- Monday, October 23rd at 8:30 AM on KLRU Q