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Researchers are beginning to uncover a link between activity level and the microbial makeup of one’s gut.

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Microbiome Therapy for C. diff Clears Phase 2 Clinical Trial

By Joshua A. Krisch | January 6, 2017

Ribaxamase significantly reduced Clostridium difficile infection in a mid-stage clinical trial involving more than 400 patients.

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Most Gut Microbes Can Be Cultured

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | May 4, 2016

Contrary to the popular thought that many species are “unculturable,” the majority of bacteria known to populate the human gut can be grown in the lab, scientists show.

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Microbiome Teams Up Against C. diff

By Jef Akst | July 14, 2015

Researchers build a mathematical model that can predict whether a mouse will be infected by Clostridium difficile based on the microbes found in its GI tract.

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Microbes Fight Chronic Infection

By Chris Palmer | October 22, 2014

Gut microbiome analysis reveals protective bacteria that enhance resistance to persistent Clostridium difficile infections.

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Tracking Fecal Transplants

By Tracy Vence | November 26, 2013

A long-term study confirms transplants of stool microbes from healthy donors can successfully clear recurrent Clostridium difficile infections.

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Fecal Pills

By Abby Olena | October 7, 2013

A study shows that fecal transplants in an oral capsule form are an effective treatment for Clostridium difficile infection.

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Gut Microbes Treat Illness

By Chris Palmer | July 10, 2013

Oral administration of a cocktail of bacteria derived from the human gut reduces colitis and allergy-invoked diarrhea in mice.

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FDA to Regulate Fecal Transplants

By Dan Cossins | May 21, 2013

From now on, US physicians and researchers will have to get approval from the FDA before they can perform a stool transplant.

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Dung Defeats Drugs

By Beth Marie Mole | January 18, 2013

Fecal transplants outcompeted traditional antibiotics at curing a deadly intestinal infection.

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