Reuters and Drudge Amazed: “Scientists Fight Bugs With Poo”

(Reuters) – Once a year, every year, Professor Thomas Borody receives a single-stem rose from one of his most grateful patients. She is, he says, thanking him for restoring her bowel flora.

It’s a distasteful cure for a problem that’s increasingly widespread: the Clostridium difficile bug, typically caught by patients in hospitals and nursing homes, can be hard to treat with antibiotics. But Borody is one of a group of scientists who believe the answer is a faecal transplant.

“Pffft!”, we say.

That’s old news to anyone who ever watched a RIVETING MEDICAL DRAMA called…”Scrubs“.

5 Responses to “Reuters and Drudge Amazed: “Scientists Fight Bugs With Poo””

  1. Yojimbo says:

    I’m just happy to see that there is movement on this issue. Since my ladder is in the garage I’ll simply stand on m stool to applaud Mr. Borody.

  2. Syd says:

    I wonder if this would work on the Senate floor.

  3. Yojimbo says:

    I didn’t see anything in the story about facial faecal implants.

  4. Dr Alice says:

    One day my parents were visiting my sister back when my nephew was a little guy. They’d been to the store, he’d had an accident so my sister changed him in the hallway and dashed to the laundry a few feet away. When she came back he was eating out of his diaper…

    She freaked out but my father (retired MD) said calmly that he was “recolonizing his fecal flora.”

  5. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Dr. Alice… Ew. Ick. My brother did that as a child. Never harmed him a bit. But, still, ick.

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