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Poop Pills May Offer A Better Way To Cure This Deadly Infection

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 10.14.2014 | Science

A promising new study puts a decidedly positive spin on the epithet "eat sh**." It shows that pills containing human fecal matter are an effective...

How Bacteria in Our Gut Can Guide GI Treatment

Colleen R. Kelly, M.D. | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Colleen R. Kelly, M.D.

Even though greater access to mass DNA sequencing technology and the emergence of bioinformatics has given us the ability to study the four pounds of microorganisms that make up the microbiome in greater detail, there's still much more that we can learn about the body's "unsung organ."

Genes, Germs and Girth

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The more we've learned about the importance of our resident microbes, the more we've learned about the need and opportunity to learn more. The process may be likened to climbing a hill, and then gaining a view of the higher hills and mountains beyond. There is a lot of climbing left to do.

Fecal Transplants: An Inside Look at the Potential, Progress and Pitfalls

Colleen R. Kelly, M.D. | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Colleen R. Kelly, M.D.

C. diff (a bacteria that causes severe diarrhea) infections are increasing in incidence and severity. On the front lines of the C. diff epidemic, I understand how powerful and effective FMT is. After seeing how well FMT works, it seemed ridiculous that this therapy wasn't more widely available.

Fecal Transplants: How Well Do They Work?

Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Senior Writer Published: 05/29/2013 06:16 PM EDT on LiveScience The benefits of "poop transplants" for tr...

Repoopulating the Gut

Leonard Smith | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Leonard Smith

People with recurrent C. diff infection have been found to also have intestinal dysbiosis, or an imbalance of gut bacteria. Yet the treatment of C. diff infection -- the antibiotic vancomycin -- induces dysbiosis itself. Scratching your head? You're not alone.

Fake Feces May Treat Real Disease, Scientists Say

| Posted 01.11.2013 | Science

By Christie Wilcox Though childish songs make crude jokes, there’s nothing funny about diarrhea. Aside from the painful, twisting feeling in your g...

The Magical Power of People Poop

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.12.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

Every once in a while I see something that stops me in my tracks. This time it was a report I saw in our internal library abstracts that told of a n...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Are We Characters In A Video Game?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 10.24.2012 | Science

I recently joined actor Horatio Sanz to discuss some mind-warping science topics on G4's tech culture program 'Attack of the Show.' Among them: German...

'Poop Transplants' Can Save Lives, Cure Bacterial Infections

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.21.2012 | Weird News

The pieces may finally be falling into place for advocates of the so-called "poop transplant." The unconventional therapy may seem weird, but it is al...

Cara Santa Maria

People Get Poop Transplants?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 09.27.2012 | Science

For some intestinal diseases, like colitis caused by Clostridium difficile, doctors may recommend a treatment that's far from glamorous--in fact, some...

Poop Transplant Therapy?

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 04.09.2012 | Science

A new study holds hope for the fight against a persistent and potentially lethal bacteria, but most patients might find the cure a little tough to swa...

'TRANS-POOSION': Self-prescribed Fecal Transplant Saves Canadian Man's Life

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.06.2012 | Weird News

When death was knocking on the door of a Canadian man, he took drastic measures to save his own life -- with a self-injected fecal transplant. The ...

Jerry Grant, Arizona Man With C. Diff, Finds Relief After Fecal Transplant

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.01.2012 | Healthy Living

Jerry Grant, a 33-year-old Arizona man, has finally found relief for his last six months of pain and rectal bleeding -- in the form of a fecal transpl...