Big Picture Science – This Land is Island: Justin Sonnenburg

by Gary Niederhoff on June 9, 2013
Part 3 of This Land is Island, featuring Justin Sonnenburg, microbiologist, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University, on how no man is an island, except perhaps to the microbiota that compose most of the cells comprising what each of us considers the self.
(TRT 9:27)

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avatar Timothy Breu June 13, 2013 at 11:06 am

It was interesting to hear about the lab mice that live in the controlled environment and are devoid of microbes, I’m definitely going to do some reading about that as it might relate to long term space travel. Also, there was a show entitled “Earth 2” that ran for one season in 1994 that had a child who (if I remember correctly) was suffering from a unique disease called “Syndrome” which had something to do with exposure to the right microbe environment? Anyway, thanks as always for the great show!

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