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Professor Gerald Tannock interviewed for Radio New Zealand feature about the human microbiome

Posted by on 24 August 2016 | Comments

Radio New Zealand's Jesse Mulligan spoke to Professor Gerald Tannock on Monday's episode of his afternoon show, exploring the world of the human gut microbiome and delving into some topical discussion over the course of the 30 minute interview.

They discussed the fundamentals of why we have living things in our gut and how the individual's microbiome develops, through to the medical potential of faecal transplants and the ethics of microbial donation.

Listeners sent in questions, asking Professor Tannock what impact nutritional foods such as probiotics and fermented foods have on our microbiome, and what the scientific evidence is for general and targeted probiotic supplements.


Listen to the interview on the Radio New Zealand website.