10 episodes

You have up to ten times as many microbial cells in and on your body as you have human cells. Discover how the cells that make up our microbiome can impact everything from mood, weight, sleep patterns, allergies and more.

Microbiome (Audio‪)‬ UCTV

    • Science
    • 3.9 • 10 Ratings

You have up to ten times as many microbial cells in and on your body as you have human cells. Discover how the cells that make up our microbiome can impact everything from mood, weight, sleep patterns, allergies and more.

    From Pollution to Protection: Safeguarding Our Water Health

    From Pollution to Protection: Safeguarding Our Water Health

    Water on Earth sustains and connects us, but human activities can increase levels of harmful microorganisms and pollutants in our water systems that have the potential to make us sick or threaten our food supply. Join microbial ecologist Dr. Sarah Allard as she presents emerging research from Scripps Oceanography that sheds light on how natural microbial systems respond to these harmful contaminants in systems as diverse as freshwater river ecosystems and marine invertebrate digestive tract microbiomes. Series: "Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series" [Science] [Show ID: 39249]

    • 50 min
    The Microbes Upon Us: How the Cutaneous Microbiome Promotes Skin Health

    The Microbes Upon Us: How the Cutaneous Microbiome Promotes Skin Health

    Our bodies are dynamic ecosystems housing trillions of microbes that, while invisible to the naked eye, play a critical role in shaping human health. Scientists are beginning to understand the superpowers the microbiome holds.In this program, Dr. Tiffany Scharschmidt discusses skin physiology, what factors shape the skin microbiome and skin health, and the role of the microbiome in skin disease. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 38133]

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Microbes and Mental Health – Mood-Enhancing Effects of Gut Microbes

    Microbes and Mental Health – Mood-Enhancing Effects of Gut Microbes

    Our bodies are dynamic ecosystems housing trillions of microbes that, while invisible to the naked eye, play a critical role in shaping human health. Scientists are beginning to understand the superpowers the microbiome holds.In this program, Dr. Ryan Rampersaud discusses mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder and how the microbiome impacts psychiatric diseases. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 38134]

    • 1 hr 16 min
    The Gut-Brain Axis - Gut Microbiome Influences on Neurological Disease

    The Gut-Brain Axis - Gut Microbiome Influences on Neurological Disease

    Our bodies are dynamic ecosystems housing trillions of microbes that, while invisible to the naked eye, play a critical role in shaping human health. Scientists are beginning to understand the superpowers the microbiome holds.This program looks at how the microbiome helps balance immune responses and its influence on neurological disease. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 38132]

    • 58 min
    CARTA - Humans: The Planet-Altering Apes - Large-scale Human Modification of the Planetary Microbiome with Rob Knight

    CARTA - Humans: The Planet-Altering Apes - Large-scale Human Modification of the Planetary Microbiome with Rob Knight

    Through the Earth Microbiome Program and complementary efforts, we have sampled a broad range of microbiomes from across the planet. All microbiomes that have been studied are impacted by human activity — the effects of industrialization on the human microbiome are best characterized, but capture of animals in zoos, domestication, modification of soils through agricultural practices, and modification of freshwater and marine microbiomes have also all been well characterized. Indeed, the pervasive role of environmental microbiomes in biogeochemical cycles necessary to sustain life led to a position paper entitled "Scientists’ warning to humanity: microorganisms and climate change”, the title of which speaks for itself. However, there is hope. Efforts such as the Microbiota Vault will be especially important in this respect, but also new monitoring and modeling approaches will help us understand where to look globally for the best specimens and microbes to preserve. Series: "CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny" [Humanities] [Science] [Show ID: 37909]

    • 23 min
    They Are What You Eat - How Food and Drugs Interact with the Gut Microbiome

    They Are What You Eat - How Food and Drugs Interact with the Gut Microbiome

    Our bodies are dynamic ecosystems housing trillions of microbes that, while invisible to the naked eye, play a critical role in shaping human health. Scientists are beginning to understand the superpowers the microbiome holds. In this program, Peter Turnbaugh, Ph.D., discusses how our gut microbes are the result of the food we eat, which in turn impacts our health. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 38131]

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

forsbergmicah ,

Real science

This is great to have real scientific info in a podcast. Wonderful research and facts.

Top Podcasts In Science

Radiolab
WNYC Studios
Something You Should Know
Mike Carruthers | OmniCast Media | Cumulus Podcast Network
Hidden Brain
Hidden Brain, Shankar Vedantam
Ologies with Alie Ward
Alie Ward
Making Sense with Sam Harris
Sam Harris
StarTalk Radio
Neil deGrasse Tyson

You Might Also Like

The Rich Roll Podcast
Rich Roll
Hidden Brain
Hidden Brain, Shankar Vedantam
The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
Dr. Mark Hyman
This American Life
This American Life

More by UCTV

Mini Medical School for the Public (Audio)
UCTV
Holocaust (Audio)
UCTV
Black History (Audio)
UCTV
Autism (Audio)
UCTV
Cardiology (Audio)
UCTV
Robert Reich (Audio)
UCTV