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2013-01-09 12:35:19

A synthetic "poop" developed at the University of Guelph can cure nasty gastrointestinal infections caused by Clostridium difficile, a toxin-producing bacterium. A study on the artificial stool was published today in the inaugural issue of Microbiome, a new peer-reviewed science journal. The stool — a "super-probiotic" called RePOOPulate — was created by Guelph microbiologist Emma Allen-Vercoe to replace human fecal matter used in stool transplants, a known treatment for C....

2012-12-31 05:02:21

Irritable Bowel Syndrome patient-expert Heather Van Vorous pioneered comprehensive dietary guidelines for managing IBS over a decade ago. Today, her ground-breaking book Eating for IBS celebrates more than 10 years as a best-seller on special diet lists and over 250,000 copies sold worldwide. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 30, 2012 If you´re new to the dietary management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, learning what you can and can´t eat without triggering painful symptoms used to be...

Detection Dog Detects Hospital Infection With High Rate Of Accuracy
2012-12-14 10:21:59

[Watch Video: Using Dogs To Sniff Out A Diagnosis] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Humans have relied on dogs for millennia. Since first being domesticated some 15,000 years ago, dogs have been “man´s best friend” through thick and thin. We have used dogs for work, for sport and for play. They have provided invaluable services to mankind, providing their unique skills as police dogs, seeing-eye dogs, and perhaps their greatest attribute as...

2012-12-10 17:03:48

Researchers track the emergence and global spread of healthcare associated Clostridium difficile Researchers show that the global epidemic of Clostridium difficile 027/NAP1/BI in the early to mid-2000s was caused by the spread of two different but highly related strains of the bacterium rather than one as was previously thought. The spread and persistence of both epidemics were driven by the acquisition of resistance to a frontline antibiotic. Unlike many other healthcare-associated...


Latest diarrhea Reference Libraries

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2011-04-15 13:50:01

Clostridium difficile, also known as "CDF/cdf", or "C. diff", is a Gram-positive bacteria of the genus Clostridium that causes severe diarrhea and other intestinal disease when competing bacteria in the gut flora are wiped out by antibiotics. They are anaerobic, spore-forming rods and is the most serious cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and potentially to pseudomembranous colitis. C. difficile bacteria naturally resides in the gut of a small percentage of the adult population. Others...

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2011-02-23 20:42:46

Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhea among infants and young children and is one of several viruses that cause the stomach flu. It is in the family Reoviridae and is a genus of double-stranded RNA. Most children have been infected by the age of five. Each infection builds on previous immunity and thus subsequent infections are less severe and adults are rarely affected. The fives species of the virus are referred to as A, B, C, D, and E. Type A, which is the most common, causes more...

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2011-02-17 17:29:15

Norovirus is an RNA virus that causes approximately 90% of epidemic non-bacterial outbreaks of gastroenteritis around the world. It may also be responsible for 50% of all foodborne outbreaks of gastroenteritis in the U.S. It can affect people of all ages and is transmitted by food or water that is contaminated, by person-to-person contact, and through aerosolization of the virus and subsequent contamination of surfaces. Immunity is usually incomplete and temporary after infection. People...

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