Other Norwich events

Re-balancing your bacteria: investigating new treatments for a healthy gut.

Past event - 2018
14 May Doors 18:30
19:00- 21:30
The Cathedral Refectory, 65 The Close,
Norwich NR1 4DH
Sold Out!

Would you believe that transplanting someone's poo could make you healthier or less moody? Turns out it could do!Poo from a healthy donors is implanted into the gut of a patient, often by colonoscopy used to treat variety of conditions such as Crohn's disease and irritable bowel syndrome .
Interestingly, more evidence emerging that faecal transplants might impact obesity and emotional well being for better or worst, depends on your donor.
Join us to hear all about it and the possible impact on modern medicine 

Knowing me, knowing poo!

Dr Lee Kellingray (Research Scientist at The Quadram Institute )
It is known that some animals eat their own faeces, and humans from ancient cultures have also eaten faeces to try to cure disease. I will discuss why and how this may actually work, and how this is used in modern medicine to cure gastrointestinal disease.

Probiotics: Bugs to Treat Inflammatory Bowel disease

Dr Ian O’Neill (Researcher at the Quadram Institute)
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), also known as Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis, are very serious diseases where the lining of the gut become inflamed and can be extremely debilitating for patients. Ian has been investigating the beneficial bacteria Bifidobacterium, with a view to find a strain that can be taken as a probiotic in order to help treat IBD and improving the quality of life for patients with the disease.
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