Poop Could Save Lives

Poop could be the answer scientists have been looking for when it comes to treating antibiotic-resistant infections.

poop saves lives
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Not just any but “super poop,” CBC reported that it is especially effective in combating certain gut infections.

It's a dirty job, but scientists around the world are eagerly jumping into research on poop.

They're studying feces, collecting feces, analyzing feces, breaking it down, and even growing and cultivating it because they've recognized its tremendous value. The rich diversity of microbial life it contains could hold the key to treating a wide range of diseases — from chronic diarrheal disease to diabetes — even psychological disorders and cancer.

Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) involves transferring stool from one healthy person into the intestinal tract of another to change the microbial composition in their gut.

Don't try this at home!

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