digestion

  • Don't laugh, fart science is important

    There is actually a lot farts can teach us about our gut.

    The humble fart could play an important role in our digestive health, say Australian scientists. So much so, they've ...

    ASC Edits September 17, 2019
  • Microplastics found in human stools

    Pilot study finds plastics in poo samples from eight countries.

    Microplastics are all too common in the human gut, if a recent pilot study reflects the bigger picture.In a present...

    Health October 22, 2018
  • When dealing with Number 2, pills are Number 1

    Canadian research finds less stressful way to treat bowel inflammation.

    In news that might not seem all that surprising, Canadian researchers report that patients prefer ingesting faeces in...

    Biology November 28, 2017
  • Why do wombats do cube-shaped poo?

    How exactly is cubic poo produced?

    Poo comes in many different sizes, from the microscopic poo of the smallest invertebrates, to the largest poo of the ...

    Biology February 8, 2017
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