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2010-10-22 17:12:22

A University of Illinois study has shown for the first time that sulforaphane, the powerful cancer-fighting agent in broccoli, can be released from its parent compound by bacteria in the lower gut and absorbed into the body. "This discovery raises the possibility that we will be able to enhance the activity of these bacteria in the colon, increasing broccoli's cancer-preventive power," said Elizabeth Jeffery, a U of I professor of human nutrition. "It's also comforting because many people...

2009-08-25 13:16:50

Scientists at the Duke University Medical Center say they've conducted the first study of the appendix through the ages and conclude Darwin was wrong. Duke scientists and collaborators from the University of Arizona and Arizona State University conclude Charles Darwin was wrong when he called the appendix a vestigial organ. The researchers said not only does the appendix appear in nature much more frequently than previously acknowledged, but it's been around much longer than anyone had...

2009-06-11 10:23:24

Cecal volvulus is axial twisting that occurs involving the cecum, terminal ileum, and ascending colon. Rarely, it may take the form of upward and anterior folding of the ascending colon ("cecal bascule").The research team led by Prof. Hiroshi Suzuki from Toyama Hospital reported a case of caecal voluvuls seen in a 78-year-old woman and reviewed of Japanese literature. This will be published in May 28, 2009 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this issue.A 78-year-old woman...


Latest Cecum Reference Libraries

Large Intestine
2013-04-30 14:11:04

The large intestine is the organ that follows the small intestine but is the last part of the digestive tract before the waste leaves the body. Formation and Orientation The small intestine is on average about five feet long. It is composed of four distinct structural parts; the cecum, colon, and anus. The cecum is the part of the large intestine that comes first. It is separated into three parts. The taeniae coli are three bands of smooth muscle. The haustra are bulges caused by...

Appendix
2013-03-04 15:05:59

The appendix is a dead-end tube like structure, ranging from 2 to 20 cm, that spans off the cecum of the colon. It is attached to the lower part of the large intestine. Formation and Orientation The appendix can be found in many mammals including marsupials, euarchontoglires (rodents) as wells as humans of course. It is also an organ that forms in the embryotic stage during pregnancy. McBurney’s Point, the point that is one-third the distance from infront and above the spinal cord...

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Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.