05-07-2023Two Scientists Race to Save our Vanishing Microbes, with Martin Blaser & Gloria Dominguez-Bello, Episode #200

Our Featured Guest for Sunday, May 7, 2023 is Martin Blaser and Gloria Dominguez-Bello

Two renowned scientists, Martin J. Blaser and Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello race to save our vanishing microbes before it’s too late. The Invisible Extinction spotlights the extraordinary work and charismatic personalities of these renowned scientists as they endeavor to save the vanishing microbes that are essential for our survival. The film joins them on this urgent quest from the USA to Venezuela, China, Israel, and Switzerland, showing us how the overuse of antibiotics, elective C-sections, and processed foods are driving the destruction of our inner ecology, which is happening even faster than climate change. Read more at: https://www.theinvisibleextinction.com/

Martin J. Blaser, MD holds the Henry Rutgers Chair of the Human Microbiome at Rutgers University, where he also serves as Professor of Medicine and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, and as Director of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine. A physician and microbiologist, Dr. Blaser has been studying the relationships we have with our persistently colonizing bacteria. His work over 30 years focused on Campylobacter species and Helicobacter pylori, which also are model systems for understanding the interactions of residential bacteria with their hosts. Over the last 20 years, he has also been actively studying the relationship of the human microbiome with health and important diseases including asthma, obesity, diabetes, and cancer. He holds 28 U.S. patents, and has authored over 600 original articles. He wrote Missing Microbes, a book targeted to general audiences, now translated into 20 languages. Read more at: https://cabm.rutgers.edu/person/martin-j-blaser

Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello is a Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. Her research interest focuses on the microbiome development from birth, functions for the host, impact by practices that reduce microbial transmission or disrupt the microbiota, and strategies for restoration. Read more at: https://dbm.rutgers.edu/personnel/maria-gloria-dominguez-bello.html

Visit the Entrepreneur Presenters for May 7, 2023 at their Websites:

Matheus Riolfi is the co-founder of Tint, which empowers any company to embed insurance into its product. Tint’s AI-powered platform provides no-code software, access to insurers, and compliance required to protect users while increasing profitability. Tint empowers tech platforms to offer intrinsic embedded insurance – protecting their users from the inherent risks of using their platforms. Tint offers infrastructure to support a wide range of embedded programs and provide expert guidance – helping companies build efficient, compliant and profitable programs. Matheus Riolfi and co-founder Jérôme Selles were early employees at Turo. Building insurance at the leading peer-to-peer car sharing platform made them realize how impactful protection products were to the core business. If they had a partner to navigate the complexities of a regulated industry, provide an innovative platform to manage their program, and access to the data needed for continuous improvement those the value could have been realized even more quickly. They founded Tint to be the partner they wished they had earlier in their career. Read more: https://www.tint.ai/

Jasmine Mitchell is a pastry chef whose viral desserts on Instagram lead over 55,000+ at-home bakers to make tasty and beautiful treats confidently. Jasmine’s bakery, J Carmels, is located in Belleville, Michigan and offers delicious custom cakes cakes, cookies, cupcakes, and mason jars. There will always be something to find for holiday gift packages, desserts, and sweets. Rest assured that J Carmels cupcakes are baked fresh using the finest ingredients possible. Each of her scrumptious cakes are elegantly presented and perfectly portioned. Her business has continued to grow, and now people who once couldn’t bake any treats visit her social accounts to learn how to bake desserts that are the life of the party and attend one of her nationwide pop-up events.  Jasmine’s book, “All Things Cake, Your Guide to Creating Cakes That Will be the Life of the Party” was released in January 2023. It showcases dessert recipes that are the Life of the Party and have gone viral on J.Carmel’s Instagram account. Read more: https://jcarmels.com/