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(Scientific American)   You can't make this shiat up. Or maybe you can if you are a scientist   ( divider line
    More: Weird, stool tests, Clostridium difficile, University of Guelph, probiotics, rectums, colitis, bacteria  
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2013-01-11 09:48:08 AM  
Pull up a stool for the upcoming discussion.
2013-01-11 09:48:27 AM  
Potty humor, in my Scientific American?

/too early for me to make shiatty jokes
2013-01-11 09:54:15 AM  
2013-01-11 10:27:44 AM  
It's not just statistics that get pulled out of your ass these days.
2013-01-11 10:36:25 AM  
Poop back and forth?

2013-01-11 10:51:01 AM  
And all of this is possible because of the large community of researchers who were just interested in studying microbial diversity and ecology. Who lives where in the human body, how does it differ between people? Between ethnic/cultural groups, etc. Most of the people involved early on weren't directly interested in medical applications but we've now started to discover lots of potential medical applications from it.

/Yay basic research!
2013-01-11 10:54:14 AM  

entropic_existence: /Yay basic research!

Hush, you, we need to spend our money blowing shiat up and building monuments to Our Lord.
2013-01-11 10:55:29 AM  
This guy's interested in watching the treament.

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2013-01-11 10:56:13 AM  

Who says scientists don't have a sense of humor? That's comedy gold, right there.
2013-01-11 11:05:50 AM  
It brings new meaning to a crappy day. Inserting in real/fake poop through your orrifices in order to prevent you to from pooping out too much real poop.
2013-01-11 11:16:41 AM  

eyeq360: It brings new meaning to a crappy day. Inserting in real/fake poop through your orrifices in order to prevent you to from pooping out too much real poop.

I'm curious about how this might affect auto-immune responses, having heard that benign parasites like pig worms have been inserted into people with some success in slowing their loss of bowel.
2013-01-11 12:41:09 PM  
FTA: One of the most promising (if not revolting) treatments that has been tested in recent years is called fecal bacteriotherapy or 'stool transplant', which involves taking donor poop from a healthy patient and inserting it into the gut of an infected one as a form of probiotics, seeking to replace the protective flora.

So exactly how long does the "specimen" remain viable? Does it need to carried in something like this?

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Also, how about designating oneself as a stool transplant donor?
2013-01-11 12:50:51 PM  
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I didn't know this was an actual thing.

/Via Three Word Phrase
2013-01-11 02:37:08 PM  
At last... my fetish is vindicated BY SCIENCE!
2013-01-11 02:42:54 PM  
My wife's grandfather was just killed by C. Diff among other serious medical issues, but if this treatment was suggested, the news did not reach us. It is a horrible, horrible infection, a truly embarassing way to die, and they've had to hire professional de-con cleaners to come in and sanitize the house. I hope that this treatment can spare people some truly awful suffering.

At least, for his sake, the immediate symptoms had subsided, but the "holes in intestines" part was still killing him slowly, so he was able to rest and enjoy some food and family good-byes before he went.
2013-01-11 02:52:48 PM  

bk3k: At last... my fetish is vindicated BY SCIENCE!

For your edification:

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2013-01-11 05:30:48 PM  
adjusted temperature data from NASA's GISS?
2013-01-11 06:52:41 PM  

offmymeds: bk3k: At last... my fetish is vindicated BY SCIENCE!

For your edification:

[bristol stool chart]

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"I thought that toilet cam was gone."
2013-01-12 12:09:03 AM  
Wow, the quality of writing at SciAm has really gone down hill. How'd she get that job? Full Size

2013-01-13 09:55:03 PM  

Anal Tobacco Furnace: Poop back and forth?


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