allergies

Episode 21 - Allergies Suck Less than Cancer

Kiwi's are delicious, but sacrificing their consumption to treat your cancer is probably a worthy trade-off. Image from Flickr user eldholm. Click for source

Kiwi's are delicious, but sacrificing their consumption to treat your cancer is probably a worthy trade-off. Image from Flickr user eldholm. Click for source

This week, a guy gets a kiwi allergy from a bone marrow transplant from his sister, Matt envisions a magic mouse, and Kate peaces out after 20 min. Meanwhile, Kevin continues to be the only one drinking... that schtick may not last much longer.


Episode 19 - J Lo Poop Pills

By SuSanA Secretariat - https://www.flickr.com/photos/gtzecosan/16424898321/, CC BY 2.0

By SuSanA Secretariat - https://www.flickr.com/photos/gtzecosan/16424898321/, CC BY 2.0

In this episode, how parasitic worms alter in immunomodulatory effects of the gut microbiome. Also, Kate expresses her distaste for large datasets and animal experiments, and Matt proposes a weight loss company that will only market to identical twins.

Links

The paper: The Intestinal Microbiota Contributes to the Ability of Helminths to Modulate Allergic Inflammation

Original paper on gut microbes and short chain fatty acids

The company that Kevin couldn't remember: Seres Therapeutics