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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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: http://m.phys.org/news/2014-11-alternative-antibiotics.html
Dec 24, 2014
Can poop prevent diabetes? Find out more: http://m.startribune.com/lifestyle/health/284227581.html
Dec 20, 2014
A great article about depression and disease in The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/02/depression-infectious-dis_n_6172074.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063
Dec 19, 2014
Breakthrough: good gut bacteria ‘highly effective’ against malaria transmission: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/286283.php
Dec 15, 2014
Want to find out more about the Human Food Project? Click on the link http://humanfoodproject.com to do just that
Dec 12, 2014
Find out more about The Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics at http://imes.mit.edu/microbiome
Dec 5, 2014
Find out more about the poop pill: http://goo.gl/PRhpV1
Dec 3, 2014
Read about FMT in the management of active Crohn’s Disease: http://goo.gl/nxKmkC
Dec 1, 2014
Read about the difficulty of finding a healthy stool donor in Internal Medicine News: http://goo.gl/c7rTV1
Nov 6, 2014
MIT News: http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/new-mit-center-microbiome-and-human-health-1106
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 Conway, Culturing for Cures
An article from today’s L.A. Times regarding FMT and donor stool banks: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-fecal-transplant-20140305,0,830248.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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWT_BLVOASI