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Fecal transplant to ensure the survival of koalas?

The gut microbiota of koalas can be modified through fecal transplant. Their diet could then include a larger number of eucalyptus species. This potential diversification could facilitate their survival when their favorite leaves become scarce.   Koalas are discriminating gourmets. Maybe ...
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Stool transplants could improve psychiatric symptoms related to irritable bowel syndrome

According to a Japanese study, stool transplants could improve psychiatric symptoms related to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) by restoring the balance of the intestinal microbiota. These results widen the scope of application of this therapeutic approach which is currently limited to the treatment o...
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Fecal transplant: oral capsules are a welcomed alternative

Does the route of administration of a fecal transplant affect its efficacy? To answer this question and pave the way to a less invasive treatment, a team of Canadian researchers compared the efficacy of oral capsules with that of colonoscopy which is the standard treatment to prevent Clostridium dif...
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