Medical research

Scientists reveal mechanism behind fecal microbiota transplantation

In a study published in Gastroenterology—Researchers at Osaka City University and the Institute for Medical Science, The University of Tokyo, in collaboration with Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, report the intestinal ...

Medical research

Discoveries reshape understanding of gut microbiome

The human gut is home to microorganisms that outnumber our cells by a factor of 10 to 1. Now, discoveries by scientists at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation have redefined how the so-called gut microbiome operates ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Universal gut microbiome-derived signature predicts cirrhosis

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the leading cause of chronic liver disease worldwide, affecting an estimated one-quarter of the global population. It is a progressive condition that, in worst cases, can lead to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Can COVID-19 spread through fecal matter?

Early studies show evidence of COVID-19 genetic material in fecal matter, but more work is needed to determine if the virus can be spread through stool, according to a new review paper from a Rice University epidemiologist.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Video: Is SARS-CoV-2 present in fecal matter?

Is SARS-CoV-2 present in fecal matter? As we learn more about COVID-19 and how it spreads, we learn more about what preventative measures are effective in containing it.

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