Easier to Swallow?

Thomas Louie, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Calgary, presented a pill-based fecal transplant to treat Clostridium difficile infections at a recent conference, the Associated Press reports. At the IDWeek meeting, Louie said that 27 patients with recurrent C. difficile infections had been treated this way, with no relapses.

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