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Harnessing the power of bacteria living in the human body to yield health benefits | Ilana Brito

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Uploaded on Feb 11, 2017

The study of human microbiomes is increasing our understanding of conditions including asthma, allergies and obesity – the microbiomes of people in developing and developed nations look very different. Ilana Brito, Assistant Professor in Cornell’s Biomedical Engineering department, explains how faecal microbiotic transplants are already successfully treating some diseases, and what microbiotic therapeutics may become possible in the future.

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