Delving into fecal transplants

Pagan Kennedy writes, in The Atlantic, the kinds of interest sparked by fecal transplants: The Poop Outlaws: At-Home Fecal Transplants to Cure Disease …But such treatments still shimmer in the future. In the meantime, the best approximation we’ve got is, well, crap…. Lately, rumors about poop miracles have been proliferating on the Internet. In patient support […]

“The Enema of Your Enemy is Your Friend”

Today’s Headline of the Day appeared in Slate several days ago: The Enema of Your Enemy is Your Friend The article, by Emily Walker, explains only slightly more mundanely that “Fecal transplants could be a cheap and effective treatment for gastrointestinal disorders”. (Thanks to investigator Rebecca Skloot for bringing this to our attention.) (Our Headline […]