That’s important. Bacteria exposed to air develop differently from bacteria that have not been exposed to outside air. The inside of the colon is pretty much air-free.
The stool has also been kept frozen, which means it has no exposure to any antibiotic resistance that may have developed and spread in bacteria since 1994. A company called Achim Biotherapeutics makes the fecal transplant product used for the study.
Six wounded veterans from the United States and the United Kingdom walking through Orange County as part of a trek across the country will end the second day of their journey Sunday in Newport Beach.