Feb 14, 2017

Hi all.  Catherine Duff here.  Just wanted to say a quick word about the Foundation, as many have asked about updates to the website.  We have been so busy attending meetings, answering questions, collaborating with other stakeholders, social media, interviews, committees, fundraising, and trying to keep up with the dizzying pace with which this field of study is rapidly expanding that the site has taken a backseat at times.  But please know we are here and doing everything we can to fulfill our mission statement, and working to increase access to this amazing treatment.

In other news, we would like to share that our good friends at Emory University, led by Dr. Colleen Kraft and Dr. Tanvi Dhere of the Microbiota Enrichment Program, are enrolling patients in an industry-sponsored research study looking at using the SERES Therapeutics spore pill to restore microbiota after the FIRST episode of C. difficile infection.

Please email Dr. Colleen Kraft immediately ( if you receive this diagnosis and start treatment. The spore pill is given as soon as the C. diff. treatment is completed.

They are available for questions about the protocol when you email them.


Dec 26, 2014

A possible alternative to antibiotics:

Dec 24, 2014

Can poop prevent diabetes? Find out more:

Dec 20, 2014

A great article about depression and disease in The Huffington Post:

Dec 19, 2014

Breakthrough: good gut bacteria ‘highly effective’ against malaria transmission:

Dec 15, 2014

Want to find out more about the Human Food Project? Click on the link to do just that

Dec 12, 2014

Find out more about The Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics at

Dec 5, 2014

Find out more about the poop pill:

Dec 3, 2014

Read about FMT in the management of active Crohn’s Disease:

Dec 1, 2014

Read about the difficulty of finding a healthy stool donor in Internal Medicine News:

Nov 6, 2014

MIT News:

June 4, 2014

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, by Marwa ElRakaiby, et. al., The Impact of Human Microbiome Variations on Systems Pharmacology and Customized Therapeutics

June 3, 2014

UCSF, by Claire ConwayCulturing for Cures

An article from today’s L.A. Times regarding FMT and donor stool banks:,0,830248.story#axzz2v6E9XwIl 


Check out this video from Dr. Elaine Hsaio from The Patterson Lab at Cal Tech for a basic understanding of the human microbiota system: