The importance of gut flora

Blogging from Atlanta at ICEID, the perfect venue to highlight today’s story in the NY Times by Carl Zimmer discussing gut microbes in health and disease–including an introduction focusing on fecal transplants to treat Clostridium difficile infections. If you’re at ICEID, be sure to swing by several posters in both sessions today showing new work (ours and others’) on zoonotic MRSA.

Comments

  1. #1 Monado
    July 25, 2010

    Do you have an opinion on whether there’s any scientific basis for treating Crohn’s disease with gut bacteria?

  2. #2 Tara C. Smith
    July 28, 2010

    There have been a few papers showing success, but the numbers are really tiny so far on published trials.

  3. #3 mp3 indir
    July 13, 2011

    Do you have an opinion on whether there’s any scientific basis for treating Crohn’s disease with gut bacteria?