Upload

Loading...

This video is unavailable.

Gut Ecosystem Restoration via Fecal Transplantation

Want to watch this again later?

Sign in to add this video to a playlist.

Like this video?

Sign in to make your opinion count.

Don't like this video?

Sign in to make your opinion count.

Loading...

Loading...

Transcript

The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

Loading...

Loading...

Ratings have been disabled for this video.
Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.

Published on Jan 27, 2014

Relapsing clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a disease that patients face after being medicated with antibiotics that damage their microbiota. A recent and effective treatment to eradicate this condition is known as "fecal material transplant" (FMT), where a healthy human will donate a sample of their gut microbiome that is cleaned and transplanted into the patient.

Here we present an example of this treatment, viewed on a temporal scale in a three-dimensional Principal Coordinates Analysis plot. We framed the study against the Human Microbiome Project (HMP) to contextualize the markedly difference between healthy human adults and the patients.

This animation shows how four patients suffering from CDI were treated with a FMT and recovered soon after the transplantation; there they start developing their own healthy and unique microbiota.

Loading...

Loading...
Working...
to add this to Watch Later

Add to