Science on Tap: The Gut Talks, But Does the Liver Listen? the Role of the Gut Microbiome in Alcoholic Liver Disease.
Our gut bacteria outnumber human cells 10:1, yet only recently has our microbiome been linked with human disease, including alcoholic liver disease. First recognized in the late 1990s, the full extent the gut microbiome has on liver disease pathogenesis remains mostly a mystery. For this Science on Tap, held at Free State Brewing Co., 636 Massachusetts, Assistant Professor Michele Pritchard will discuss what is known about how our bacterial colonists induce liver injury and the preclinical development of new therapeutic options for patients with alcoholic liver disease.
April 23, 2013