Super poopers boost transplant success

Kiwi researchers say there is no “one stool fits all” approach to faecal transplants for IBD

It's known that gut microbial diversity is essential for donor success, particularly in treating conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

But researchers at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, believe faecal transplant success rates could be boosted by seeking out so-called super donors for specific patients.