fecal transplants

Health

Can Slim People’s Poop Treat Obesity?

We're all wondering. Now Canadian researchers are trying to find out.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.7.16
Health

Gut Bacteria Could Be Making Kids Fat

We're still learning about the relationship between the microbiome, antibiotics, and obesity in kids.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.20.16
Canada

Scientists Are Now Trying Fecal Transplants on Kids

Desperate parents are attempting DIY fecal transplants on their kids.
Kate Lunau
9.16.16
Health

How Doctors Are Using Fecal Transplants to Treat Deadly Diseases

Check out the trailer for our upcoming episode of 'VICE' on HBO, airing June 24 at 11 PM.
VICE Staff
6.22.16
Meducation

How Doctors Are Using Fecal Transplants to Treat Deadly Diseases

Check out the trailer for our upcoming episode of <i>VICE</i> on HBO, airing June 24 at 11 PM.
VICE Staff
6.22.16
Health

You're Home to Trillions of Microbes That Affect Everything From Digestion to Depression

Scientists are learning more than ever before about the microscopic bacteria, fungi, and viruses we carry with us everywhere.
Sydney Lupkin
4.19.16
Malawi

Could Fecal Transplants From Rich Children Help Starving Kids in Africa?

A study on malnourished children in Malawi showed the right gut bacteria could allow normal growth despite a diet low in nutrition.
Kari Paul
2.18.16
News

How Scared Should We Be of the Potentially Deadly Bacteria C. Diff?

A new study says the nasty little guy gives 500,000 people a year a horrible, possibly fatal form of diarrhea.
Mike Pearl
2.27.15
Stuff

I Visited America's First Poop Bank

OpenBiome pays donors $40 per poop, but not just anyone can donate their shit—getting approved as a stool donor is harder than getting into Harvard.
Luke O'Neil
2.3.15
DIY

The World of Do-It-Yourself Fecal Transplants (Thanks, YouTube!)

If your doctor won't do it, here's how to do it at home.
Adrianne Jeffries
12.8.14
tech

Poop Injections Are the Hot New DIY Medical Treatment

People are injecting themselves with fecal enemas in an effort to cure Crohn's disease and other medical problems, but they're on shaky ground scientifically, say doctors.
Mike Pearl
10.20.14
Health

Fecal Transplants Now Come in Pill Form

A new study put frozen fecal matter in pills to treat Clostridium difficile infections.
Fruzsina Eordogh
10.13.14