Pills Made From Poop Cure Serious Gut Infections, University of Calgary Study

Published: Oct 07, 2013

free biotech news Get the latest biotech news where you want it. Sign up for the free GenePool newsletter today!

Half a million Americans get Clostridium difficile, or C-diff, infections each year, and a new treatment could help them recover. Hold your nose and don't spit out your coffee: Doctors have found a way to put healthy people's poop into pills that can cure serious gut infections — a less yucky way to do "fecal transplants." Canadian researchers tried this on 27 patients and cured them all after strong antibiotics failed to help.

Hey, check out all the research scientist jobs. Post your resume today!

Back to news