On this episode of the podcast, Anushka Khasnobish talks to us about her research using saliva samples to aid in the early detection of certain diseases. Based on the composition of microbes in one's saliva, researchers can now say with increasing levels of accuracy whether or not someone is experiencing the kidney disease IgA Nephropathy (or Berger's disease). Her work is helping drive these developments in microbiology and medicine. But that's not all it's doing - turns out, there's a lot your saliva can say about you. Learn more by listening in to our full conversation.
About Our Guest
Anushka Khasnobish is a creative writer wandering in the maze of science of little things called “microbiology”. As a doctoral researcher, she is currently looking at the relationship between human health and the little microbe friends in our saliva and how health experts can utilize this relationship for therapeutic purposes. She is a curious child trapped in an adult body and this curiosity fuels her work. She is a strong believer of destiny which is reflected in her creative blog, “Maktub."
You can get in touch with her on Twitter and LinkedIn.