The Evolving Human Microbiome
Dr. Alexander Khoruts, MD, of the University of Minnesota's Microbiota Therapeutics Program, describes the symbiotic relationships humans have with the specialized microbial communities that inhabit our bodies. He explores the ways the modern lifestyle, including widespread use of antibiotics and altered diet, has not been kind to our microbial partners, causing a loss of microbial diversity in our bodies accompanied by the rise of antibiotic-resistant rogue superbugs. Dr. Khoruts then discusses his work to develop new therapeutic interventions to repair the invisible and unfolding ecological crisis within, and addresses the impact FDA regulatory decisions have had on the development of microbiota treatments.
|The Evolving Human Microbiome|
|The World Within Us: Microbes that Help and Harm
Professor Julie Theriot discusses the different types of microorganisms present in the human body and their functions, the distinction between disease-causing and benign or helpful microorganisms, and the interactions between human cells and both harmful and helpful microorganisms.
|The Immune System 101: It's a Jungle in There
This series offers up-to-date information about how a normal immune system functions, and how doctors treat disorders of immunity.
|Eating for Health
This course will provide the latest scientific evidence supporting healthy food choices and provide practical advice on preventing and treating common illnesses with nutrition.
|The Truth about Food
This is a six-part documentary series that looks at the real science behind the food we eat and reveals the truth about the effects of food on our bodies.
|Health and Lifestyles
This course aims to familiarize the student with relationships among the physical, social and psychological aspects of health, which include: self-care, prevention and analysis of personal health problems through participation in self-assessment techniques.