GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology

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Why baboons may provide clues about human gut microbiome

New findings suggest that although bonobos and chimpanzees are the closest to humans genetically, baboons have the most similar gut bacteria. Why is this?

The poop of great apes gives clues about our health

The importance of gut flora is well known, but little is known about how our microbiome has changed over time. Examining great ape poop may shed light.

How dogs could help us explore our own gut health

The proverbial best friends of humankind give us unconditional love and moments of joy. But can they also enrich our knowledge of our own gut microbiomes?

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.