Bacteria extracted from poop are the main ingredient of a new pill that may help treat patients with a difficult-to-cure intestinal infection, according to a new study.
Just about every living thing does it, though for many people the subject is distasteful or taboo. But poop is an important indicator of everyday gut health; it can provide vital clues about digestive disorders, or may contain bacteria that can treat them. Poop also plays an unsung role in ecosystems and animal diets, providing essential nutrients that benefit organisms of all sizes. Here's where you're find the latest poop on poop.
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It may be alarming to see green poop in your toilet bowl, but it isn't necessarily a cause for concern.
Termite poop apparently carries natural antibiotics and may help explain why human attempts to kill them using biological warfare have failed over the past 50 years, scientists say.
Poop transplants have come to a near standstill amid new rules from the Food and Drug Administration.
"Poop transplants," which involve transferring fecal matter from a healthy person into the colon of a infection patient, are an effective way to treat people infected with drug-resistant bacteria.
Fecal matter, aka poop, is the end product of the digestive process - and here's the secret of its chief visual property.
Using chemicals from human waste, researchers tracked the history of an Arctic settlement and its effects on the environment
While the concept of eating food derived from poop may not exactly be appetizing, in theory, it's safe, experts say.
Two artists plan to extract DNA from William S. Burroughs’ preserved feces and inject it into other cells. Is this even legal?
It's not surprising that a guy's apartment is dirtier than a bachelorette's. What is disturbing, though, is just what makes it dirtier.
Whales fertilize the ocean with their feces, which contain nutrients they carry from deep waters up to the surface.
Scientists have figured out why a small owl lines its underground nests with the poop of other animals.