Technology for sustainability: Human microbiomes

The human body harbours numerous microbial communities that influence our wellbeing. The gut microbiome, consisting of bacteria, fungi, and yeasts in our intestines, is widely recognised. Microbial communities also exist in our eyes, lungs, urogenital tract, skin, and other organs.

As we delve deeper into their study, we uncover the intricate symbiotic relationships these microbiomes share with different parts of our bodies. For instance, the gut-brain axis influences our mood, and the gut-skin axis affects the appearance of our skin.

By nurturing and activating our microbiomes through proper nutrition, hygiene, and sanitation, we are able to promote human health.

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In this collaborative video series with the UN Global Compact (UNGC), we aim to educate and empower viewers by showcasing how disruptive technologies can effectively drive impactful change towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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