Healthy Gut, Healthy Body?

Trillions of bacteria inhabit the human gut, working in close and complex symbiosis with our cells. Novel analytic methods offer new insights about those complex biochemical interactions, and help us understand how disturbances in their equilibrium can undermine well-being. Researchers are also learning how the gut microbiome responds to the food we eat, influencing obesity, autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular disease, and even mental health. How are diet and lifestyle linked to bacterial communities in the gut? How do we use the growing knowledge about gut health to develop new therapies?

Festival: Spotlight Health 2016

Watch and Listen: Science

From National Geographic Documentary Films and winner of the 2018 inaugural Sundance Film Festival Favorite Award,... See more
Larry Smarr believes in being the CEO of his own body, and for years, he has been measuring inputs (food and drink) and... See more
Dozens of physicians, health consultants and other medical experts have gone on the payroll at Apple and Google to... See more
The sequencing of the human genome – a complete map of the body’s three million base pairs – opened a window into... See more
Thirty-two million gallons of mercury are trapped under the immense ice sheets in the Arctic Circle. As the Earth warms... See more
A noted author on animal behavior joins a corvid cognition expert to delight us with new discoveries about the... See more

Pages