The intestinal microbiome is a complex signalling hub that incorporates environmental factors, such as diet, stress and xenobiotics, with genetics and immune signals to influence host immunity and response to infection.[1-3] Within the last decade, we have begun to understand the importance of this interdependent bilateral interaction between the host and its microbiota and how its mutually beneficial balance is crucial in host defence and immune health.
Today Belinda Reynolds takes us through: How might knowledge of quorum sensing and biofilm disruption change treatment strategies?
Paediatric neurologist, Dr Maya Shetreat-Klein, works with...well, dirt! Dr Shetreat-Klein has found her niche teaching her patients to embrace germs and not be obsessed with the modern day culture of sanitisation.