Tech Transfer: Targeting Gut Bacteria that Promote Obesity
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 856 , Segment 6
Episode: Putin's PR Beats Trump's, Fact Checking the Fact Checkers, Obesity Gut Bacteria
- Jul 16, 2018 11:00 pm
- 18:56 mins
Guests: Laura Bridgewater, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Associate Dean, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University; Mike Alder, Director, BYU Technology Transfer Office Scientists are becoming more and more convinced that the bacteria living in your gut plays a central role in good health. There have also been studies that show the wrong mix of bacteria in your gut could make you more prone to obesity. So the question is, how can you kill the bad bacteria making you depressed or obese or allergic to certain foods, without killing all the good bacteria your body needs?