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Finding Genius Podcast

May 25, 2021

"Who eats first?" Richard asks Dr. Emeran Mayer as the researcher discusses his new book about the gut-immune connection. The answer is as complex as gut health and immune system interactions, but also just as fascinating.

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  • How the rapid timeline of microbiome research led to understanding connections...


Mar 23, 2021

How do ants maintain a colony while not letting foreign bacteria or harmful chemicals develop? A complex internal microbiome is at work protecting the individuals and colony.

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  • How an ant can so effectively maintain an internal microbiome
  • If an ant can be just as effective in filtering particles as...


Mar 15, 2021

Ants are perfect models for Manuela Ramalho's research interest in microbiome and host symbiosis. Ants have one of the widest global distribution and habitat diversity of any animal. She captures her enthusiasm and shares it with listeners as she discusses the ecological role of insects and her research on...


Oct 11, 2020

Tiny microbes make a huge difference in our health. These internal ecological systems utilize communication or signaling to maintain this health, effecting immune system function. This podcast shares an important discovery in this communication that influences receptivity to cancer treatment.

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Aug 18, 2020

Science journalist and author of a revolutionary book on psychobiotics shares compelling insight on the latest research in microbiome and gut-brain connection research.

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  • In what specific ways the behavior of mice has been shown to change in response to the presence or absence of gut bacteria
  • What...