Bright Medicine Clinic

FMT in Popular Media

In the past few years, FMT, ‘poop pills’ and the human microbiome have become popular topics in the media. Here are some of our favorite pieces created for the lay public.

A Promising Pill, Not So Hard to Swallow
The New York Times coverage of Massachusetts General’s success using frozen capsules nearly identical to those we offer here at Bright Medicine Clinic in the treatment of antibiotic resistant C difficile infection.

Our unique ‘microbial aura’ travels with us wherever we go
We travel with our own microbial entourage, a radio piece with accompanying article from PRI discussing the ways our microbiomes interact with other microbiomes.

The Magic Poop Potion
An excellent article about the personal C diff journey of the founder of the C diff Foundation. Our own Dr Mark Davis was interviewed for this piece.

power of poopFreakonomics Radio: The Power of Poop
An entertaining 19 minute podcast introduction to the power of poop – through FMT.

Fecal Transplants: An Inside Look at the Potential, Progress and Pitfalls
A thorough outline of fecal transplant written for the general public by one of the preeminent clinicians and scholars in the field, Dr. Colleen Kelly.

listen iconModern Medicine May Not Be Doing Your Microbiome Any Favors
An interview with Martin Blaser, author of Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues.

Fecal Bacteriotherapy (Human Probiotic Infusion) for Clostridium difficile infection
Thomas Borody discussing FMT for Clostridium difficile

After Antibiotics, the Feces Pill Remains
An Atlantic article focused on the fecal encapsulation aka ‘poop pills’ of Bruce Hirsch, MD on Long Island.