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C.diff. Spores and More Discusses “An Oral Vaccine for C. difficile Infection” With Professor Simon Cutting On May 24th


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C. diff. Spores and More,” Global Broadcasting Network – innovative and educational interactive healthcare talk radio program discusses

Upcoming Episode:      “An Oral Vaccine For A C. difficile Infection”

With Our Guest:   Professor Simon Cutting

Join us as we discuss “An Oral Vaccine for C. difficile Infection” with Professor Simon Cutting from the Royal Holloway, University of London in the UK, and Chairperson of the
C Diff Foundation’s Research and Development Committee and Research Community.
Follow us as we discuss the probable causes of C. diff. infection and why it is so prevalent in today’s society.  Learn what is required to prevent C. diff. infections, and gain a better understanding of the research being focused towards creating prevention against this life-threatening infection; Clostridium difficile.



Professor Simon Cutting, PhD

Professor Simon M. Cutting is a bacterial geneticist with over 25 years of experience with Bacillus since graduating from Oxford University with a D. Phil in 1986. His D.Phil was on understanding the genetic control of spore formation in Bacillus subtilis. After spending 7 years in the renowned laboratory of Professor Richard Losick at Harvard University Biological Laboratories (USA) he spent 3 years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in Philadelphia.He returned to the UK in 1996 and since then has worked on developing bacterial spores as novel oral vaccines at the Royal Holloway, University of London.The Cutting lab has developed a number of prototype oral vaccines and is now entering a ‘first in man’ phase 1/IIa clinical trial of a prototype oral vaccine to Clostridium difficile (www.cdvax.org). Professor Cutting is from  the Royal Holloway University of London, UK, and Chairperson of the C Diff Foundation’s Research & Development Committee.

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Questions received through the show page portal will be reviewed and addressed  by the show’s Medical Correspondent, Dr. Fred Zar, MD, FACP,  Dr. Fred Zar is a Professor of Clinical Medicine, Vice Head for Education in the Department of Medicine, and Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Over the last two decades he has been a pioneer in the study of the treatment of
Clostridium difficile disease and the need to stratify patients by disease severity.

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