How the ‘second brain’ – the enteric nervous system in our gut – communicates with our first brain has been one of the most challenging questions […]
New research from Flinders University has uncovered further details on how the guinea pig gut forms solid faecal pellets, providing potential insights that could help in […]
New research explains how the nervous system in the gut causes propulsion along the gut, highlighting similar behaviour to other neural networks in the brain and […]
Scientists at Flinders University have, for the first time, identified a specific type of sensory nerve ending in the gut and how these may ‘talk’ to […]
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are painful and usually short-lived – but in many people low levels of infection can be found long after it’s thought to […]
New research led by Flinders has shown for the first time that the gut has a mind of its own, acting independently of the brain and […]
In more ways than one, research is showing ‘you are what you eat’. The gastrointestinal tract, which contains 10 times more bacterial cells than the rest […]
Dementia, bowel cancer and glaucoma are among diseases to be addressed by researchers at Flinders with National Health and Medical Research Council funding of nearly $5.1 million.