DAVIS, CA – Scientists do all sorts of whacky experiments, but two neurosurgeons’ nasty little experiment is getting a lot of attention.
Dr. J. Paul Muizelaar and Dr. Rudolph Schrot worked for the University of California-Davis. They were trying something new on patients with brain cancer. The two reportedly infected three patients with bowel bacteria in an attempt to treat them. But the experiment proved to be anything but successful. Two of the patients died soon after, and the third died more than a year later.
Both doctors have now submitted their resignation. The University says the experimental treatment violated the school’s faculty code of conduct. But we think it’s safe to say the whole situation is just pretty crappy.