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2012-01-10 08:00:00

The Biology Website EurekaMag.com publishes insights into all areas of biological and health science. The latest insights cover the Digestive System which consists of a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube from the mouth to the anus, and the Nervous System which is is an organ system containing a network of neurons that coordinate the actions of an organism and transmit signals between different parts of its body. The insight into Photosynthesis covers the chemical process...

2011-12-24 08:00:00

As more mainstream doctors come to embrace colon cleansing as legitimate medical technique, herbalist Stephanie Ryerson offers tips for a safe cleanse. Allentown, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) December 24, 2011 Colon cleansing has historically been the province of herbalists and “alternative” doctors, but recent reports have indicated that the technique is slipping into the mainstream. According to a December 2011 report from Oregon Live, more and more people are embracing the colon...

2011-10-18 09:11:25

For the first time, a specific microorganism has been found to be associated with human colorectal cancer. In two studies published online today in Genome Research (http://www.genome.org), independent research teams have identified Fusobacterium in colon cancer tissue, a finding that could open new avenues for diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Colon cancer ranks as the second leading cause of cancer deaths, and while the underlying cause remains unclear, inflammation is known to be a...


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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...

Sigmoidoscopy
2013-03-04 10:30:47

Sigmoidoscopy is a medical procedure in which the physician is able to visualize the inside walls of the large intestine with a scope placed in the rectum. Only the distal part of the colon, or the sigmoid, is examined as opposed to the entire bowel in a colonoscopy. Reasons for procedure The use of this procedure is mainly for early detection of colorectal cancer, vascular abnormalities or polyps. Studies have shown that this procedure has aided in early detection of colorectal cancer...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.