Money or altruism: What motivates people to donate their poop to medicine?

Demand for stool donors grows as benefits of fecal microbiota transplant are recognized. Washington, DC (June 5, 2018) — Appealing to a concern for others is the best way to recruit most people to donate their stool for medicine, while cash rewards may be an additional motivator for some potential donors, according to research scheduled for […]

Listening to Gut Noises Could Improve Diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Acoustic technology for listening to termites may offer less-invasive method to diagnose IBS Washington, DC (June 5, 2018) — Utilizing newly adapted artificial intelligence, researchers have developed an acoustic belt that offers a new way to diagnose irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) by listening to the noises in a patient’s gut, according to research presented at Digestive Disease […]