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PeccaviPeccavi Registered User regular
edited August 2015 in Social Entropy++
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A lab technician weighs Eric’s “sample.” Over the past 2½ months, Eric has generated 10.6 pounds of poop over 29 visits, enough feces to produce 133 treatments for patients suffering from Clostridium difficile, an infection that kills 15,000 Americans a year and sickens half a million.
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After all that screening, only 3% of prospective donors are healthy enough to give. “I had no idea,” he says about his poop. “It turns out that it’s fairly close to perfect.”

And that, unlike most people’s poop, makes Eric’s worth money. OpenBiome pays its 22 active donors $40 per sample. They’re encouraged to donate often, every day if they can. Eric has earned about $1,000.

http://fox4kc.com/2015/08/27/man-with-almost-perfect-poop-donates-it-to-help-patients-with-c-diff-infection/

If it's yellow, let it mellow. If it's brown, sell it for 40 bucks a pop.

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  • DurkhanusDurkhanus Commander Registered User regular
    Shouldn't the thread title have the first letter of every word capitalized?

  • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    Yes fecal transplants are a thing.

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    Marathon
  • PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    I heard you could also effectively administer it orally but patients are grossed out by that

  • miscellaneousinsanitymiscellaneousinsanity grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and brother, i hurt peopleRegistered User regular
    every once and again i still think about looking into NASA's 70 day bed rest study

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  • MarathonMarathon Registered User regular
    I used to do pharmaceutical testing back when I was in college. You could usually get about $1500 for a two weekend study. Easiest money I've ever made, laying around watching movies and getting my blood drawn every few hours.

    Xaquin
  • FrylockHolmesFrylockHolmes Registered User regular
    I heard you could also effectively administer it orally but patients are grossed out by that

    Yeah frozen poop pills, they work pretty well too, the trial I saw an article for didn't mention any of the subjects having digestive issues taking them

  • AwkoAwko About to poison the waterhole.Registered User regular
    Peccavi wrote: »
    If it's yellow, let it mellow. If it's brown, sell it for 40 bucks a poop*.

  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    oh hello human microbiome thread
    microbiomes are fascinating!

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  • MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    every once and again i still think about looking into NASA's 70 day bed rest study

    I did too, but it turns out that they want people that closely resemble astronauts, physically. There are no middle aged trans woman astronauts so I'm fucked. My only option is to become an astronaut so I can come back and do the study

    Cilla BlackBahamutZERO
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