mice

mice

Adding good bacteria to the gut lifts mice out of depression

‘How YOGURT can treat depression,’ ran the headline at Mail Online. Similar stories popped up elsewhere. Most readers no doubt…

metastasis

Altering a gene ‘slowed cancer spread in mice by 75 per cent’

Metastasis, or the spread of cancer around the body, is responsible for up to 90 per cent of all cancer…

centenarians

Centenarians smoke, drink and eat badly. How do they get away with it?

‘The trouble with the world is not that people know too little; it’s that they know so many things that…

chocolate

No, cancer patients don’t need to give up chocolate

Cancer patients should avoid chocolate, according to Daily Mail Online. ‘Ingredient found to make tumours spread around the body —…

yo-yo dieting

Why diets don’t work: ‘obesity-causing’ bacteria linger in the gut

New research published in the journal Nature suggests that intestinal microbes play an unexpectedly important role in recurrent obesity —…

Stress ‘may build a faster transport network for cancer cells’

Research published in the journal Nature Communications suggests a mechanism by which stress can facilitate the spread of cancer. The…

Late snackers, beware: night-time eating may be dulling our brains

Eating late at night can cause a deficiency in the type of learning and memory controlled by the hippocampal area…

Mice fed fast food diet suffer ‘scary’ loss of synapses in the brain

A study published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity provides some of the first evidence that a fast food…