April 18, 2017

Microbiome: why a few trillion germs can be a good thing


Trillions of bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi live in and around our bodies. Together, they make up the microbiome, which has been called the largest organ in the human body and been linked to a range of health issues, from asthma to diabetes to inflammatory bowel disease to obesity.

Join Dr. Paul Kubes, PhD and Dr. Kathy McCoy, PhD, professors at UCalgary’s Cumming School of Medicine and researchers at the International Microbiome Centre, as they share the science of the microbiome and why it holds the key to better health for all of us.