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Can fecal transplantation restore the microbiota of Caesarean-born infants?

A new study published in Cell shows that the gut microbiota of infants born by Caesarean section can be restored through a fecal microbiota transplant from their mothers. The result is a gut microbiota resembling that of vaginally born infants.   The gut microbiota of infants born by Caes...

Microbiota transplant and type 1 diabetes mellitus: a trial in humans

Fecal microbiota transplantation is accompanied by changes in microbial metabolites and T cells involved in autoimmunity and may preserve residual function of pancreatic β-cells in type 1 diabetes mellitus.   Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is an autoimmune disease that leads to the destr...

Alcoholism: explaining social disorders thanks to the microbiota

The microbiota of alcoholic patients may deregulate the metabolism of ketone bodies and induce neurobehavioral disorders: so concludes a study on human-to-mice microbiota transplantation supported by observations in humans.   Introversion, social anxiety... alcoholics display alterations ...
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Fecal transplants

Fecal transplant consists of implanting a healthy microbiota through natural passages into a patient to restore their microbial ecosystem. Fecal transplant is an intervention that has been known and practiced for a long time, since the first signs of its use appear in China in the 4th century. Ho...
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