Gut bacteria may counter the harmful effects of processed fo

New research in rodents identifies a gut bacterium that counters the harmful health effects of processed foods. The findings could help improve food manufacturing and the

Key brain protein may be what maintains chronic pain

A new study in rodents reveals a key protein that may explain why chronic pain persists. The findings may lead to therapeutic agents that could disrupt the maintenance of

Why do dogs develop infections after surgery?

After canine surgery, it is relatively common for the wound to become infected. However, it is not clear how often this occurs, what increases the risk, and how much it af

Some keto diets may exacerbate skin inflammation

New research in mice suggests that ketogenic diets with a very high fat content could actually worsen skin inflammation. The team now urges people with psoriasis to avoid

Monkeys demonstrate more cognitive flexibility than humans

A recent study investigating cognitive flexibility concludes that in some situations, capuchin and rhesus monkeys are more adaptable than humans. Humans live in a complex

'Gut itch' may explain pain in IBS

New research casts fresh light on the chronic pain mechanisms in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), promising new and more effective treatments for the condition. Between 25