Martin Blaser

Dr. Martin Blaser on the pitfalls of antibiotics

Antibiotics, once considered wonder drugs, may be behind some of today’s ailments, from allergies to obesity. Dr. Martin Blaser, author of Missing Microbes and professor of medicine and microbiology at New York University, discusses the future of antibiotic use.

The Biodiversity Crisis Happening Inside of You

Many of us are troubled by stories of how the biodiversity crisis is changing the planet, but what about the biodiversity crisis raging on inside our guts?  As habitat loss, pollution, and global warming drive the disappearance of species and in the worst cases, the collapse of entire ecosystems, on an infinitesimally smaller scale, a […]