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Fecal transplant success against pathogenic bacteria

A study in mice has shown that two common antibiotic-resistant bacteria can be reduced to a safe level via fecal transplantation of ‘healthy’ gut bacteria from a donor.

Mass. stool bank offers donors $40 a poop

Ever since the discovery that healthy human stool bacteria could be used to cure such debilitating diseases as colitis, the medical profession has struggled with two problems — collecting a sufficient supply and finding a way to get it into a patient.

Fecal transplants are to become regulated

Fecal therapy is a new method of treating people with infection. However, U.S. physicians and researchers will now have to get approval from the FDA before they can perform a stool transplant.
 

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