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

Tags: covid-19 viruses featured health-and-medicine feces pandemics

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

Tags: covid-19 viruses featured health-and-medicine feces pandemics

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

Tags: greenhouse-gas nitrous-oxide antarctica penguins science-and-technology earth-and-environment feces

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

Tags: diabetes obesity gut-bacteria microbiomes viruses transplants health-and-medicine feces

‘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

Tags: cancer colon-cancer biomarkers featured health-and-medicine feces urine

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

Tags: microbiomes research featured health-and-medicine feces

Coating lets toilets clean themselves and save water

A new coating could make regular toilets self-cleaning and cut the amount of water each flush uses.

Megan Lakatos-Penn State • futurity
Nov. 20, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: sustainability water featured earth-and-environment health-and-medicine coatings feces

How cat poop kills California sea otters

California sea otters are a threatened species, and one of the things that kills them comes from cats on land.

Kat Kerlin-UC Davis • futurity
Aug. 29, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: conservation california cats parasites featured earth-and-environment feces otters

Team finds the ‘signature’ of guts that don’t get C. diff

New findings outline a set of molecular signs that indicate a person has—or is at risk for—potentially dangerous diarrhea from C. difficile.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Aug. 16, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: gut-bacteria microbiomes health-and-medicine digestive-system intestines feces c-diff

Gut bacteria biomarker may flag I.B.D. early

A newly-discovered biomarker could help diagnose inflammatory bowel disease and other chronic gut conditions.

LaTina Emerson-Georgia State • futurity
July 1, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: inflammation gut-bacteria microbiomes biomarkers health-and-medicine feces

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