Consortium member instrumental in new C. diff treatment

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Monday, December 10, 2012

The bacterium Clostridium difficile can cause life-threatening gastrointestinal infections that are becoming more common and more difficult to treat. In 2008, Michael Sadowsky, PhD, director of Consortium member center The Biotechnology Institute, and his colleagues put good bacteria via a fecal transplant into a C. diff-infected colon and re-established a healthy bacteria ecosystem. This method is making the news lately and leading to cures. Learn more.