New Hope for Asthma Management – World Asthma Foundation Announces The Microbiome Podcast Series
Our understanding of Asthma and the way we treat it may soon be radically different from what currently exists, due to new research on the human microbiome and how the microbiome affects asthma. The Microbiome Podcast Series – New Hope for Asthma Management commences with interviews and reports with leading Microbiome researchers providing new hope for asthma management.
Why this matters
- 300 million people around the world have asthma, and while there are treatments to mitigate its effects, there is no definitive understanding of the root causes. Research into the microbiome is now piecing together new understanding of how the microbiome may be closely connected to causing asthma and other diseases.
- The microbiome is the genetic material of microbes – bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses – that live on and inside the human body.
“The World Asthma Foundation podcast series allows researchers to discuss what they have learned, so people with asthma can learn about some of the advances and connections they are making” – Alan Gray, Director, World Asthma Foundation.
“A growing body of evidence implicates the human microbiome as a potentially influential player actively engaged in shaping the pathogenetic processes underlying the endotypes and phenotypes of chronic respiratory diseases, particularly of the airways.” Lung Microbiome in Asthma: Current Perspectives 2019
Featured guests include:
- Dr. Martin J. Blaser, M.D., Director of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and the Henry Rutgers Chair of the Human Microbiome and Professor of Medicine and Microbiology at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. Author of Missing Microbes. How the overuseage of antibiotics is fueling our modern plagues. For full interview with Dr. Martin J. Blaser, M.D on the “Missing Microbes” and thr Microbiome click here. For a video interview with Dr. Blaser and Asthma and the Microbiome click here
- Rodney Dietert, Ph.D., Cornell University Professor Emeritus, Health Scientist Head of Translational Science + Education for SEED. Author of Human Super-Organism How the Microbiome is Revolutionizing the Pursuit of a Healthy Life. For full interview with Rodney Dietert, PhD on the Microbiome click here.
- Justin L. Sonnenburg. Ph.D., Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University, well known author, sought after speaker and an infectious disease investigator. Co-author of the Good Gut. Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Mood, and Your Long Term Health. For full interview with Justin L. Sonnenburg PhD on the Microbiome click here.
“In this new era of the Microbiome, there is a massive gap between what we know about human biology and how human health is managed in westernized medicine. That gap needs to be closed soon so medicine can look more like the ecological management of a coral reef than something akin to smothering a forest fire with a small blanket.” Rodney Dietert, Ph.D, Cornell University Professor Emeritus