Neanderthals: Gut stubborn

Humans and Neanderthals could have more in common than just DNA – we also might share the microorganisms in our gut. An international team of scientists led by Marco Candela, from the University of Bologna in Italy, have discovered that the gut microbiota of Neanderthals includes several beneficial microorganisms that also exist in modern humans. To figure … Continue reading Neanderthals: Gut stubborn

Don’t laugh, fart science is important

The humble fart could play an important role in our digestive health, say Australian scientists. So much so, they’ve created a swallowable sensor that can travel through your gut, carrying out chemical analysis of future farts as they form. The purpose? To lift the lid on the various gases of the gut and show how … Continue reading Don’t laugh, fart science is important