Critical Approaches to Culture + Communications

A Weblog by Ron Burnett (Founded in 1994 and now celebrating 23 Years!!)

This site began as one of the first academic sites in Canada when the World Wide Web was in its early phase of development. I have maintained it through many iterations since 1994.

Microbial Ecology (TED 3)

Rob Knight gave a presentation about the guts of human beings and about the microbes that inhabit our intestines. Microbes he claims can affect human behaviour. The early use of antibiotics can lead to obesity. The gut: can it be mapped? He is running an experiment that invites people to submit fecal samples in order to develop the map. He claims that the map may allow us to know more about our immune systems. Microbes have implications for all sorts of diseases.