Scientists grow personalized collections of intestinal microbes

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-03-scientists-personalized-intestinal-microbes.html

I do hope you’re not eating while you read this. This article is either coy about it or unaware of its predecessors. The idea of colonizing a sick person with the gut flora of a lean healthy person has been tried, with some success. (Even successfully reducing the symptoms of Parkinsons disease, for example) [http://natmednews.posterous.com/faecal-transplant-eases-symptoms-of-parkinson]
….But as you can gather from a careful perusal of that url, the method of delivery doesn’t bear thinking about…

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About Harry Stottle
Refugee from the Stumbleupon Blogicide of October 2011 Here you will find my "kneejerk" responses to the world and what I happen to bump into. For my more detailed considerations and proposals, please visit my website or my previous main blogging site.

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