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Gut feelings: host microbiome interactions in health and disease

Air date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 3:00:00 PM
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Description: NIH Director's Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series

Fiona Powrie is interested in the intestinal immune system’s ability to distinguish foreign microbes from the trillions of harmless bacteria that reside in our gut –and how this delicate balancing act breaks down in inflammatory bowel disease. Her work has identified suppressor ‘regulatory T cells’ that are crucial for gut homeostasis, as well as immune signals pivotal for chronic intestinal inflammation.

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Author: Fiona Powrie, D.Phil., University of Oxford
Runtime: 1 hour