Discussion ,

All answers must be between 100 and 200 words, not including citations, and include a minimum of one reference to the PowerPoint presentation. Other resources are encouraged, as long as they are cited using APA format. Post this initial response by 11:55 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday.

  1. Question 1: Discuss the important roles that gut microbes play in maintaining our health, including specific examples, and how these roles might be expanded to fight disease.
  2. Question 2: Discuss how the explosion of the use of antibiotic soaps, sanitizers, and antibiotics themselves affects our health, with specific examples.
  3. Question 3: Discuss how three specific diseases can be mediated through our microbiome.
  4. Question 4: Discuss the role that bacteria play in cardiac diseases and the role that they might potentially play in plaque formation.
  5. Question 5: Discuss fecal transplants and why they might prove to be so useful in fighting difficult infections.

Respond to two classmates’ posts by 11:55 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday.

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