University of Guelph
Synthetic Poop Could Fight Hospital-Acquired Stomach InfectionsResearchers at the University of Guelph believe they've given doctors a new weapon in the fight against the pernicious stomach disease Clostridium difficile, which is a problem for patients in hospitals the world over. That weapon? Synthetic human feces. Dubbed RePOOPulate by the researchers who created it -- and thanks for that, because if you're going to name your synthetic poop substitute, by all means, be a little clever about it -- the synthetic poop is a mixture of probiotics that can be transplanted into a patient's intestine to return it to a more balanced bacterial makeup.Read on...
Bored Animals Do What You Do When Bored, Pretty Much Lay In Bed Eating All DayResearchers at the University of Guelph have finally decided to ask the burning question that is on everyone's minds: "What do mink do when they get bored?" The answer may sound familiar -- they lay in bed awake all day and eat too much. Throw in like half a dozen episodes of Arrested Development on Netflix and you have pretty much our average Saturday. Wanna make something of it?Read on...