I Study Poop – Adventures from Scientists on the Front Line

Hi there Brain-Gut Lovers, and welcome to another installment of the 'I Love Poop' series. Today we get an insight into the world of poop research through a dear friend and research sister Jessica Flannery of the University of Oregon. Take it away Jess! Tell us a little about yourself. Hi there! I am a … Continue reading I Study Poop – Adventures from Scientists on the Front Line

Fecal Microbiome Transplants: The way of the future, or a big pile of poop?

Coprophagia Though many of us try to ignore it, the facts are clear; most of the animal kingdom isn't nearly as concerned by poop as we humans are. In fact, numerous animals, from koalas and elephants, to rats and hippopotamus, all engage in the interesting behavior of poop eating - coprophagia. My dear old dog … Continue reading Fecal Microbiome Transplants: The way of the future, or a big pile of poop?

#9 Friday Fun Fact – Bacterial Love Making

With valentines day looming there is no better time than to discuss bacterial sex. More frequently referred to as Horizontal Gene Transfer (HGT), this process describes the way that bacteria can pass genetic information between one another to produce sometimes more adapted bacterial genomes for the particular environment. While we humans must wait for reproduction … Continue reading #9 Friday Fun Fact – Bacterial Love Making