Finch raises $53 million for microbiome capsule for C. diff

August 23, 2019
Finch Therapeutics has raised $53 million in Series C financing to support the clinical development of its microbial therapies, including CP101, an…
In the Journals

Oral antibiotics tied to colorectal cancer risk

August 20, 2019
Certain oral antibiotics are associated with increased risk for colon cancer, while others are linked with reduced rectal cancer risk, according to…
In the Journals

Every added day of antibiotic therapy in NICU harms gut

August 9, 2019
Every additional day of antibiotic administration in the NICU results in lower anaerobe richness and butyrate producers, with more potential…
In the Journals

Fecal transplant no better than placebo for IBS-D

July 29, 2019
Researchers cut a trial short after fecal microbiota transplantation failed to provide symptom relief better than that of placebo in patients with…

NIH grant to fund research on microbiome’s role in cancer

July 20, 2019
A 5-year, $2.1 million grant from the NIH will support a CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy-led study to identify the role the…
Perspective

FDA issues safety alert on fecal transplants after patient dies

June 14, 2019
Two adults with weakened immune systems who received investigational fecal microbiota transplantations developed invasive infections caused by…
Meeting News

Oral FMT with antibiotics does not improve symptoms of IBS-D

June 4, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Orally delivered fecal microbiota transplantation did not help reduce symptoms in patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable…
Meeting News

FMT safe in patients with obesity, more research needed

May 9, 2019
Researchers successfully engrafted microbiota to patients with obesity using stool from lean donors, giving them optimism about the future of fecal…
In the Journals

FMT spurs ‘huge’ drop in hospital costs for patients with C. diff

May 2, 2019
Patients with recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection on average avoided 17 days of hospitalization in the first year after being treated with…
In the Journals

Test for bacterial markers reduces FIT false-positives

May 1, 2019
A non-invasive colorectal cancer screening tool based on bacterial fecal biomarkers can help reduce false-positive results when used with a fecal…
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