(Science Daily) A synthetic mixture of intestinal bacteria could one day replace stool transplants as a treatment for Clostridium difficile (C. difficile). C . difficile is a toxin-producing bacteria that can overpopulate the colon when antibiotics eradicate other, naturally protective bacteria living there.
"A synthetic stool transplant has a lot of potential because we can control what goes in and we can alter, change, or modify it as necessary," says [assistant professor ] Elaine Petrof…
The goal behind [the] synthetic stool project is to offer a single-dose remedy, putting an end to revolving-door hospital visits for patients with recurring symptoms.
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