Gut Health | Dr Hani Al Salami & Dr Armin Mooranian

In this episode, host Sarah Taillier is joined by Dr. Hani Al-Salami and Dr. Armin Mooranian, both registered pharmacists from Curtin Medical School and CHIRI. Together, Dr Al-Salami and Dr Mooranian are leading a project to develop a prototype for faecal capsules. Such capsules offer new hope to patients battling resistant infections that don’t respond to standard therapies.
• [00:25 – 01:04] How faecal transplant capsules show promise for gut health in a novel trial.
• [02:06 – 02:30] How gut bacteria is crucial for gut health.
• [04:36 – 04:50] Does a capsule approach improve the ease of treatment?
• [08:09 – 08:39] How the capsule provides a non-invasive treatment for the serious bacteria infection, recurrent clostridioides dificile.
• [17:42 – 18:05] The potential for treating neurological diseases via gut health.

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Dr. Hani Al-Salami
Dr Hani Al-Salami is an AHPRA registered Australian and New Zealand pharmacist, a clinician, an academic, and a Program Lead in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Curtin Medical School and Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute. Dr Al-Salami’s research focuses on using bile acids as a bio-nano platform for therapeutic delivery, which is aligned with worldwide regulatory approvals, for commercialisation purposes in humans.

Dr. Armin Mooranian
Dr Mooranian is a clinical consultant pharmacist and lecturer at Curtin Medical School. He is registered with AHPRA-Pharmacy of Board of Australia and also holds New Zealand registration with the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand. Dr Mooranian's research at Curtin University has led to a significant advancement of knowledge in the field of quantum medicine, biotechnology and nanoengieering of advanced gene-based therapeutic delivery systems for the treatment of neurosensory disorders and cognitive dysfunction.  

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Host: Sarah Taillier

Content creator: Anita Shore and Alex Foot

Producer: Emilia Jolakoska

Recordist: Emilia Jolakoska

Social Media: Celeste Fourie

Executive Producers: Anita Shore and Matthew Sykes

First Nations Acknowledgement

Curtin University acknowledges the traditional owners of the land on which Curtin Perth is located, the Whadjuk people of the Nyungar Nation, and on Curtin Kalgoorlie, the Wongutha people of the North-Eastern Goldfields; and the First Nations peoples on all Curtin locations.


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