Clostridium difficile
Athletes’ Microbiomes Differ from Nonathletes
Athletes’ Microbiomes Differ from Nonathletes
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2017
Researchers are beginning to uncover a link between activity level and the microbial makeup of one’s gut.
Microbiome Therapy for <em>C. diff</em> Clears Phase 2 Clinical Trial
Microbiome Therapy for C. diff Clears Phase 2 Clinical Trial
Joshua A. Krisch | Jan 6, 2017
Ribaxamase significantly reduced Clostridium difficile infection in a mid-stage clinical trial involving more than 400 patients.
Most Gut Microbes Can Be Cultured
Most Gut Microbes Can Be Cultured
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.
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.
Microbes Fight Chronic Infection
Microbes Fight Chronic Infection
Chris Palmer | Oct 22, 2014
Gut microbiome analysis reveals protective bacteria that enhance resistance to persistent Clostridium difficile infections.
Tracking Fecal Transplants
Tracking Fecal Transplants
Tracy Vence | Nov 26, 2013
A long-term study confirms transplants of stool microbes from healthy donors can successfully clear recurrent Clostridium difficile infections.
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.
Gut Microbes Treat Illness
Gut Microbes Treat Illness
Chris Palmer | Jul 10, 2013
Oral administration of a cocktail of bacteria derived from the human gut reduces colitis and allergy-invoked diarrhea in mice.
FDA to Regulate Fecal Transplants
FDA to Regulate Fecal Transplants
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.
Dung Defeats Drugs
Dung Defeats Drugs
Beth Marie Mole | Jan 18, 2013
Fecal transplants outcompeted traditional antibiotics at curing a deadly intestinal infection.