Algorithm and poop ID our many intestinal bacteria

A new method uses artificial intelligence and poop to map intestinal bacteria, which could clarify a wide range of illnesses.

Søren Thiesen-Copenhagen • futurity
Jan. 13, 2021 ~5 min

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Algorithm and poop ID our many intestinal bacteria

A new method uses artificial intelligence and poop to map intestinal bacteria, which could clarify a wide range of illnesses.

Søren Thiesen-Copenhagen • futurity
Jan. 13, 2021 ~5 min

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Animal poop DNA could transform conservation

DNA in animal feces could help researchers get a picture of an entire ecosystem and the secondary effects of extinction or invasive species.

Rob Jordan-Stanford • futurity
Nov. 10, 2020 ~7 min

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City bird poop holds antibiotic-resistant genes

Bird poop from gulls, ducks, and crows contains antibiotic-resistant bacteria and drug-resistance genes, find researchers.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
July 13, 2020 ~6 min

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Can COVID-19 spread through feces?

Can COVID-19 spread through poop? A new study digs into what we know and what we don't.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
May 14, 2020 ~3 min

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Can COVID-19 spread through feces?

Can the coronavirus spread through poop? A new study digs into what we know and what we don't.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
May 14, 2020 ~3 min

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Nitrous oxide from penguin poo made researchers feel loopy

Researchers in Antarctica accidentally experienced an odd source of "laughing gas." The nitrous oxide came from large amounts of penguin guano.

Ida Eriksen-U. Copenhagen • futurity
May 14, 2020 ~4 min

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Can transplanting poop viruses treat obesity and diabetes?

A fecal transplant of viruses shows promise in mice for treating obesity and type 2 diabetes, report researchers.

Maria Hornbek-Copenhagen • futurity
May 4, 2020 ~6 min

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‘Smart toilet’ checks you for diseases like cancer

A new kind of smart toilet can check users for diseases using a variety of biomarkers. It even comes with an ID scanner and can send data to the cloud.

Stanford • futurity
April 6, 2020 ~8 min

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Why a researcher tracked his own poop for a year

Why would someone study poop, much less their own? One such researcher explains in this video.

Duke University • futurity
Jan. 8, 2020 ~1 min

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