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Episode from the podcastBig Picture Science

Microbes: Resistance is Futile

Released Monday, 11th July 2016
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You are what you eat. Whether you dine on kimchi, carnitas, or corn dogs determines which microbes live in your stomach. And gut microbes make up only part of your total micro biome. 
Find out how your microbes are the brains-without-brains that affect your health and even your mood. Also, why you and your cohorts are closer than you thought: new research suggests that you swap and adopt bugs from your social set.
Plus, the philosophical questions that are arise when we realize that we have more microbial DNA than human DNA.
And a woman who skipped soap and shampoo for a month to see what would grow on her.
Guests:

Bill Miller – Physician and author of The Microcosm Within: Evolution and Extinction in the Hologenome

Beth Archie – Biologist at the University of Notre Dame

Nada Gligorov – Assistant professor of medical education at Mount Sinai Hospital

Julia Scott – Freelance reporter working in San Francisco. Her article, “A Wash on the Wild Side” appeared in the May 22, 2014 issue of the New York Times Magazine. of the New York Times Magazine.

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