Most of us know that there are bacteria and other bugs breaking down food in our gut, but did you know these bacteria can affect everything from inflammation to your mental health? We discuss how the digestion of fibre in the gut can lead to changes elsewhere in the body, and how the bacteria in your gut can change across your lifetime. And how could we discuss gut bacteria without touching on the emerging science of poo transplants? Join us to find out what they are, how they work, and how they are already curing diseases!
Olivia Swann – PhD candidate at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Associate Professor Raj Eri – Head of Biomedical Sciences at UTAS Newnham Campus
Intro music: adapted Kevin McLeod Retro Future Nasty.