Poop art! Or, bringing science to the masses

 

By Jake Siegel for the UW Medicine The Huddle

"Kathy High thought she knew every unpleasant detail about life with an inflammatory bowel disease. After all, she’s lived with Crohn’s disease for more than 40 years.

Then one day she peered into a petri dish and got a punch to the gut. The dish contained a culture of bacteria grown from her stool sample. If the sample had been taken from someone without Crohn’s, it would have been overflowing with beneficial bacteria called lactobacilli.

Her petri dish looked as desolate as the moon."

 
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