New fecal transplant technique successfully treats inflammatory bowel disease

A fecal microbial transplant (FMT) is not a particularly new medical concept. The idea can be traced back thousands of years in Chinese medicine, and arose in the West in the 1950s when a team of American surgeons began to experiment with the treatment. Over the last decade, however, interest in fecal transplantation has surged in Western medicine, alongside the frequent breakthroughs in gut microbiome research.

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