Peta, Dole, Luke discussed on The Naked Scientists


The new treatments become available. Which is frustrating thing thing. The thank you very much for opening that dole for everyone worldwide anyway and opening a door on what you did in the nine thousand nine hundred thousand is pledged to have you. Thank you very much. We'll. We're going to move back to the bottle of the best snow and over to Luke. So I think one of the big changes we've had as a result of the the crisis we've faced with antibiotic resistance is starting to think differently about how we treat bacterial infections as it is two ways that that happens. So one transpositions where we give good books to fight the bad books. Right. And and trying to harness the good bugs in their microbiome as a way to stop infections, but also many odor disorders metabolic disorders can be affected by the microbiome. And so this approach of using good books is one of our major advances who have did we figure? So it was a good idea in the first place. It sounds as if a three year old could have come up with it. If you have a problem with your your good, let's take poof from a healthy person and give it to you. Maybe it'll make you better. And the reality is a lot of our treatment. At the moment. They are kind of crude to some extent because it is the simplest thought it was really only when we started to discover the complexity of the communities of of microbes that live in our goods that we started to think that this was even option, but at the moment, most of the treatments just take poo from a healthy person and grow the bacteria up from them. And then use basically a nasal DOD shoob so chew book true the nose and down into the small intestine to infuse the full community of bacteria in. But now, there's a lot more refinement. So we're starting to figure out well, which individual microbes are actually having these affect plus stadium dip seal faction, c diff a lot of you will have heard of three important hospital acquired infection kills a lot of people who come in for treatment with concert because their microbiome gets depleted by anti-biotics. And then they get infected we know the book in good Pooh that helps protect against that. It's another closely related. Species plus tritium Sinden 's that modifies are bile acids into secondary by lasts and those till c diff so it kind of works like a beaver dam plus tritium sin lives, very high up in our digestive system and converts are bylaws and lower down that suppressant seed if and very briefly is there anything else we can do to protect our books. Transfusions yet. We can we can try to eat healthy varied diet. One of the best things we can do to maintain our microbiome is varying our diet. And if we eat the same things all the time, the same books are going to grow more and more. And it'll be less diverse than otherwise. Yeah. That's one of the biggest things we can do more and more probiotics. That are useful. But you need to do your research on them. A lot of them are kind of pseudoscientific and there's not much evidence behind so. But there are some good probiotics out there. All I think it's probably the ultimate case of don't try this at home. Yes. Yes. Do not try do. Not try fecal transplantation yourself at home. There's been people who've ended up with infections as a result. Dr people who tried to do this. I do not recommend it this banks of healthy feces available to to be used for this brilliant. Thank you. Well from a best to another bizarre. Sophie, what if you go in you'll museum you'd like to volunteer. That's particularly bizarre. Yes. So I'd like to volunteer. The PETA scope has anyone heard of a PETA scope for one or two people Notting knowingly Notting a pedestal was also known as an x Ray fluoroscope..

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