Good bacteria from poop stop resistant infection

Pills fashioned from beneficial microbes in feces overcome C. difficile

By Nathan Seppa, 13:18 PM October 4, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO — A hold-your-nose treatment in which doctors use human feces as a colonic transplant has taken a turn that skirts its obvious drawback:  the “ick” factor of getting such an enema. By gleaning the healthy bacteria from feces and wrapping them in coated capsules, researchers have created an odorless treatment for intestinal infections that may be just as good as the poopy one.

Early results show that the capsules have cured 32 people infected with drug-resistant Clostridium diffic...

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