The Human Microbiome- Effects of Epinephrine on Microbiome and Biofilm
Dr. Robert Crawford and his student lab assistants at CSU, Sacramento study microbiomes and how they affect wound healing, with an emphasis on diabetic foot ulcers that can be extremely difficult to treat. More specifically, they are looking closely at the effects of the hormone Epinephrin on increased bacterial grown and enhanced biofilm formation in such infected wounds. Dr. Crawford states that he hopes more knowledge about this area will help to develop new therapies to aid wound healing.
Recorded: September 11, 2015