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Beneficial bacteria could be a promising alternative treatment of diabetes. A team of U of M researchers is exploring how a fecal microbiota transplant could improve how the body regulates blood sugar. The project is part of MnDRIVE (Minnesota's Discovery, Research and Innovation Economy). The collaborative and transdisciplinary project includes two faculty from CFANS:  Douglas Mashek, a professor from the Department of Food Science and Nutrition, and Michael Sadowsky, director of the U's BioTechnology Institute and professor in the Department of Soil, Water and Climate. Read the full article.