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Soaps, Vitamins, and the Microbiome: What’s the Real Truth Behind the Microbiome?

  • 2075 Rayburn House Office Building (map)

Dr. Ami Bhatt
Stanford Medical School

Monday, April 8, 2019
Room 2075 Rayburn House Office Building
Noon-1:00 pm
Boxed lunches will be available for attendees.

From soap to vitamins, every day we hear of products designed to protect our microbiome. But what exactly is the microbiome? Join Dr. Ami Bhatt as she delves into the invisible life that is critical to the proper functioning of the human body. Dr. Bhatt will highlight how a complex ecosystem of microorganisms, or biome, contributes far more to our genetic diversity than do our own human genes.

We hope you will join the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus for this exciting and timely discussion on the human interdependency on these organisms, and how the microbiome likely has a role in every aspect of our health, from growth and development, to precision cancer therapy response, to mental health, and beyond. 

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This is a widely attended event.

 The Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus provides a forum where Members and staff can interact directly with preeminent researchers responsible for important scientific discoveries. Many of the stunning advances, made possible by NIH funding, highlighted in these presentations have led to improved understanding of the cause, treatment, and prevention of human disease.