It sounds strange: During fecal microbiota transplantation, the stool of a healthy donor is transferred into the intestines of a diseased patient to restore his or her damaged gut flora. This is an entirely normal process in the animal kingdom. By eating feces, some rodents reabsorb essential nutrients and vitamins. Now the stool transplant has established itself as the standard for treating Clostridium difficile.
Read more in the article at MEDICA.de: http://www.medica-tradefair.com/Microbiota_transfer_article_01_2015
More about this topic you can find in our Topic of the Month January: The intestines – our multifaceted insides