Why a faecal transplant could save your life

Why a faecal transplant could save your life

The faecal transplant, also known as trans-poo-sion, surely has the title of medicine's most disgusting procedure. It is pretty much what you are imagining - part of a faecal stool is taken from one person and given to another. The purpose is to introduce new beneficial microbes to the receiving patient's digestive system. And it can be life-saving. It shows just how important microbes, which colonise nearly every surface of our body, are to our health. The gut is an exceptionally rich world with many different species of micro-organisms interacting with each other and our...

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