Curious Cure: Human Waste
Curious Cure: Human Waste
Studies point to the life-saving record of fecal transplants for patients infected with C. diff, despite a recent death. Doctors are now testing the procedure for other conditions.
Curious Cure: Human Waste
Curious Cure: Human Waste

Studies point to the life-saving record of fecal transplants for patients infected with C. diff, despite a recent death. Doctors are now testing the procedure for other conditions.

Studies point to the life-saving record of fecal transplants for patients infected with C. diff, despite a recent death. Doctors are now testing the procedure for other conditions.

C. difficile
Fecal Transplants More Successful from “Super-Donors”
Fecal Transplants More Successful from “Super-Donors”
Shawna Williams | Jan 22, 2019
A review finds that for several conditions, poop from certain healthy people is more likely to provide relief for recipients.
Fecal Transplant Pill Fails Trial
Fecal Transplant Pill Fails Trial
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2016
Seres Therapeutics’s microbiome-targeting therapy for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection fails a Phase 2 clinical trial.
Microbiome Teams Up Against <em>C. diff</em>
Microbiome Teams Up Against C. diff
Jef Akst | Jul 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.
Fecal Pill Treats Gut Infection
Fecal Pill Treats Gut Infection
Bob Grant | Oct 11, 2014
In a preliminary study, patients with recurring Clostridium difficile infections found relief from diarrhea by ingesting frozen fecal matter from healthy volunteers.
Fecal Pills
Fecal Pills
Abby Olena | Oct 7, 2013
A study shows that fecal transplants in an oral capsule form are an effective treatment for Clostridium difficile infection.
Bacterial Cocktail Treats Infection
Bacterial Cocktail Treats Infection
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 29, 2012
Mice fed a mix of six strains of bacteria were able to fight a C. difficile infection that causes deadly diarrhea and is resistant to most types of treatment.
Wrestling with Recurrent Infections
Wrestling with Recurrent Infections
Gayatri Vedantam and Glenn S. Tillotson | May 1, 2011
Clostridium difficile is evolving more robust toxicity, repeatedly attacking its victims, and driving the search for alternative therapies to fight the infection.