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Humans, like all creatures on Earth, exist in symbiotic relationships with specialized microbial communities that inhabit our bodies. In this sense, we are super-organisms and our microbes affect many aspects of our physiology. Yet, the modern lifestyle, including widespread use of antibiotics and altered diet, has not been kind to our microbial partners, causing a loss of microbial diversity in our bodies accompanied by the rise of antibiotic-resistant rogue superbugs. Dr. Khoruts described his work to develop new therapeutic interventions to repair the invisible and unfolding ecological crisis within.
Co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota’s BioTechnology Institute and the Microbiota Therapeutics Program