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Opinionated Science Episode 3: The Microbiome: Gut-Brain Connections and “Poo Pills”

Opinionated Science is Technology Networks’ homemade podcast, where our team of scientists-turned-journalists cut out the chewy jargon and serve up slices of the most fascinating stories from the world of science. Expect a new Opinionated Science every other Friday.

In this episode, the Technology Networks team discusses the community of bacteria that have made our bodies their home: the microbiome. We explore how these bugs can influence our behavior and help us fight disease and whether microbiota-modifying poo pills could become a part of precision medicine in the near future.

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Laura Elizabeth Lansdowne
Laura Elizabeth Lansdowne
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Ruairi J Mackenzie
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