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Explore the science of gut health. Leading experts explain what we know (and what we don’t) about the microbiome and the enteric nervous system. They examine how gut health may have important implications for diseases like depression and cancer.

 

Gut Health
Gut health is something everyone seems to be talking about, whether in self-help articles or in products at the grocery store that claim to improve gut health. Dr. Heidi Staudacher, Gastroenterology Dietician and Research Fellow, explains the current scientific understanding about gut health and some of the latest research in the field.

 

Gut-Brain Connection
The enteric nervous system, sometimes called the “little brain” in the gut, controls everything that the gut does. Gastroenterologist Dr. Pankaj Jay Pasricha explains how a better understanding of the enteric nervous system may have important implications for treatment for diseases like IBS and depression.

 

The Gut And The Immune System
Could a person’s diet impact the outcome of their cancer treatment? Cancer researcher Dr. Daniel Spakowicz explains the connection between the gut microbiome and the human immune system, and shares his lab’s preliminary research the impact of diet on cancer treatment outcomes.

 


QED with Dr. B

QED with Dr. B, is a fun and informative science series, co-produced by WOSU Public Media and the Center for Science and Industry (COSI), that talks one-on-one with the scientists, engineers and innovators who are redefining how we interact with our world.

Watch the series online or on WOSU TV on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.