Do­nate your poop

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition) - - WORLD -

BRUS­SELS: Bel­gian sci­en­tists are look­ing for peo­ple to do­nate their fae­ces to help with re­search into ill­nesses rang­ing from bowel dis­or­ders and al­ler­gies to neu­ro­log­i­cal dis­eases.

At Ghent Univer­sity hos­pi­tal, re­searchers are per­form­ing fae­cal mi­cro­biota trans­plants on pa­tients.

They ex­tract good mi­cro­biota, tiny or­gan­isms liv­ing in the colon, from donors and trans­fer it to sick pa­tients in the hope of re­pop­u­lat­ing their guts.

PIC­TURE:AP/AFRICAN NEWS AGENCY (ANA)

In­dia’s Sa­jan Prakash com­petes the men’s 100m but­ter­fly heats at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, In­done­sia, on Wed­nes­day.

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