GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology

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Spider venom suggests pain solution for IBS

With the help of a West African tarantula, scientists believe they have found a clue to treating the pain of irritable bowel syndrome.

Bears’ seasonal hibernation linked to changes in gut microbes

Each year, as bears prepare to hibernate, they gorge themselves on food to pack on fat.

Lab-grown 3-D intestine regenerates gut lining in dogs

Findings can lead to gut replacement therapy in people with intestinal deficienciesFast facts: Lab-grown 3-D gut restores normal lining in dog colons.

Antibiotic use has more unwanted effects than previously thought

A new study finds that the unwanted side effects of antibiotic use are broader and more complex than previously thought, especially in the way they disrupt friendly gut bacteria.