Fecal Microbiota Transplantation is Poised for a Makeover
Fecal Microbiota Transplantation is Poised for a Makeover
With multiple microbiota therapeutics in the pipeline for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, clinicians foresee a shift in treatment options for the condition.
Fecal Microbiota Transplantation is Poised for a Makeover
Fecal Microbiota Transplantation is Poised for a Makeover

With multiple microbiota therapeutics in the pipeline for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, clinicians foresee a shift in treatment options for the condition.

With multiple microbiota therapeutics in the pipeline for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, clinicians foresee a shift in treatment options for the condition.

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Checking Checkpoints for Treating Cancer
Checking Checkpoints for Treating Cancer
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Mar 31, 2021
Researchers devise strategies to improve checkpoint inhibitor therapy and predict patient response.
Fecal Transplant Could Boost Immunotherapy to Treat Melanoma
Fecal Transplant Could Boost Immunotherapy to Treat Melanoma
Shawna Williams | Feb 12, 2021
The results from two Phase 1 trials bolster the case that the gut microbiome plays a role in response to the drugs.
Fecal Transfer from Moms to Babies After C-Section: Trial Results
Fecal Transfer from Moms to Babies After C-Section: Trial Results
Ruth Williams | Oct 1, 2020
Tiny doses of maternal poo mixed with breast milk and given to Cesarean-born infants makes their gut microbiota resemble those of babies born vaginally.
Exercise Changes Our Gut Microbes, But How Isn’t Yet Clear
Exercise Changes Our Gut Microbes, But How Isn’t Yet Clear
Ashley Yeager | Aug 15, 2019
Physical activity, independent of diet, shifts the composition of bacteria in the intestines, spurring researchers to search for species that might provide benefits akin to working out.
Curious Cure: Human Waste
Curious Cure: Human Waste
Kendall Powell | Aug 12, 2019
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.
Does the Microbiome Help the Body Fight Cancer?
Does the Microbiome Help the Body Fight Cancer?
Catherine Offord | Jul 10, 2019
Research in mice and humans is beginning to establish a link between the composition of microbes in the gut and immune responses to tumor cells, but the mechanisms are not yet clear.
FDA Suspends Clinical Trials Involving Fecal Transplants
FDA Suspends Clinical Trials Involving Fecal Transplants
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 14, 2019
The agency issued a safety warning after two patients contracted antibiotic-resistant infections and one of the patients died.
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 Heals Colitis Caused by Immunotherapy
Fecal Transplant Heals Colitis Caused by Immunotherapy
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 12, 2018
A case study of two patients with advanced cancer shows it might be possible to avoid a common and severe side effect of immunotherapy treatment.
Stanley Falkow, Father of Molecular Microbial Pathogenesis, Dies
Stanley Falkow, Father of Molecular Microbial Pathogenesis, Dies
Catherine Offord | May 9, 2018
The microbiologist was known for his work on bacterial antibiotic resistance and infectious disease.
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.
Study: Microbes from Young Fish Extend Older Fish’s Lives
Study: Microbes from Young Fish Extend Older Fish’s Lives
Kerry Grens | Apr 5, 2017
Recolonizing middle-aged animals with bacteria from younger ones kept killifish alive longer than usual, researchers report.
Human Gut Microbe Transplant Alters Mouse Behavior
Human Gut Microbe Transplant Alters Mouse Behavior
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 1, 2017
Fecal transplants from humans with irritable bowel syndrome and anxiety into mice lead to similar symptoms and anxiety-like behavior in the rodents, researchers report.  
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.
Stroke Alters Gut Microbiome, Impacting Recovery
Stroke Alters Gut Microbiome, Impacting Recovery
Tanya Lewis | Jul 15, 2016
A bidirectional link between the brain and the gut can improve or worsen brain injury in mice, researchers report.
Transplanted Fecal Microbes Stick Around
Transplanted Fecal Microbes Stick Around
Tanya Lewis | Apr 28, 2016
Donor bacteria coexist with a recipient’s own for three months after a fecal transplant.
Fecal Transplants Transmit Viruses, Too
Fecal Transplants Transmit Viruses, Too
Catherine Offord | Mar 29, 2016
Fecal matter transplants may transfer nonpathogenic viruses along with beneficial bacteria, scientists show.
Gut Microbiome After Weight-Loss Surgery
Gut Microbiome After Weight-Loss Surgery
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 5, 2015
Gastric bypass surgery can have long-term effects on the composition of the gut microbiome, a small study shows.
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.