Microbiome & Probiotics

Guest: Dr. Andrea Azcarate-Peril, Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology; Director, Microbiome Core Facility, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Topics: The gut microbiome’s role in digestion and immunity, microbiomes of exclusively breastfed babies, probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics, the microbiome and colorectal cancer, UNC Microbiome Core Facility

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Dr. Andrea Azcarate-Peril

 

Andrea’s Dept. of Cell Biology and Physiology faculty page

Andrea’s Microbiome Core Facility Research page

UNC Medical School Microbiome Core Facility

“Breastfeeding may aid transition to solid food” Yahoo News

“Milk- and solid-feeding practices and daycare attendance are associated with differences in bacterial diversity, predominant communities, and metabolic and immune function of the infant gut microbiome” – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology article, February 2015

“The intestinal microbiota, gastrointestinal environment and colorectal cancer: a putative role for probiotics in prevention of colorectal cancer?” – PubMed 2011 publication abstract

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo June 10, 2015

Clinical Genomics and the NCGENES Study

Guest: Dr. James Evans, Bryson Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Medicine; Principal Investigator, NCGENES Study, UNC-Chapel Hill
Topics: Whole exome sequencing, NCGENES Study, clinical genomics, personalized medicine, direct-to-consumer genetic testing, ethical, legal and social issues in genomics

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Dr. James Evans

Jim’s UNC Department of Genetics faculty page

NCGENES Study

December 2011 press release announcing NCGENES funding

Podcast of Jim’s 2010 American Scientist Pizza Lunch appearance

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo February 27, 2013