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What are the precautions that must be taken before a fecal transplant is considered for treating inflammatory diseases of the bowel?

Question continued: What are the selection criteria for donor and recipient and what tests must be run to establish this criteria?  What are the potential risks to the patient that these criteria seek to minimize? 1,515 more words

Clostridium Difficile

What effect can a change of location have on a person's microbiome?

Answer by Tirumalai Kamala:

A recent peer-reviewed study (http://genomebiology.com/content…) suggests that travel can temporarily change gut microbiota, that such a change reverts to pre-travel state once travel is done. 503 more words

Gut Microbiota

Do Antibiotics Raise Diabetes Risk via Gut Microbiota?

People who take multiple courses of antibiotics may face an increased risk of developing both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, potentially through alterations in gut microbiota, conclude US researchers. 702 more words


C difficile infection; AdvancingBio in Mather, CA Provides a Resource For Healthcare Partners to Treat Patients With Recurrent C. diff. With Fecal Microbiota Transplant

A resource for patients seeking FMT information:

More than 350,000 cases of Clostridium difficile(C. diff), a dangerous and potentially fatal gastrointestinal bacterial infection, are diagnosed in the United States every year, killing over 15,000 people. 480 more words

Fecal Transplant Treatment (FMT)

High-fat diet causes brain inflammation and alters behavior

We hear in the media all the time, obesity is effecting our health. In most cases when we talk obesity we are talking about heart disease, sedentary activity, or chronic overeating. 456 more words


The food additive that may be promoting obesity and metabolic syndrome

People say to avoid processed foods, while I don’t agree with that fully, a new study suggests that a common food additive may be causing problems. 744 more words


Wellcome Trust Research Round-up: 12.01.2015

Our fortnightly round-up of research news from the Wellcome Trust community…

Bacteria in the human gut have evolved to utilise yeasts

Research from Newcastle University and the University of Michigan suggests that microbes in our digestive tract have evolved to break down a complex carbohydrate that makes up the yeast cell wall, allowing the digestion of yeast in food. 850 more words

Wellcome Trust Research Round-up