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2013-10-22 23:21:46

First Game in "Science Heroes" lineup. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Yogome: Guardians of Knowledge, founded in 2012 by Manolo Diaz and Alberto Colin, will release the first game in its new “Heroes Collection” lineup, Science Heroes 1: Digestion, in early October 2013. Yogome is planning to make many more games under the Science Heroes brand that will teach children about the other bodily systems like the respiratory, circulatory, and nervous systems....

Beetles Defeat Plant Defenses With Help From Microbes
2013-09-10 11:03:44

Penn State Some symbiotic bacteria living inside Colorado potato beetles can trick plants into reacting to a microbial attack rather than that of a chewing herbivore, according to a team of Penn State researchers who found that the beetles with bacteria were healthier and grew better. "For the last couple of decades, my lab has focused on induced defenses in plants," said Gary W. Felton, professor and head of entomology. "We had some clues that oral secretions of beetles suppressed...

Mechanism By Which Beneficial Bacteria Reside And Thrive In The Gastrointestinal Tract Identified For The First Time
2013-08-19 15:44:43

Caltech The human body is full of tiny microorganisms—hundreds to thousands of species of bacteria collectively called the microbiome, which are believed to contribute to a healthy existence. The gastrointestinal (GI) tract—and the colon in particular—is home to the largest concentration and highest diversity of bacterial species. But how do these organisms persist and thrive in a system that is constantly in flux due to foods and fluids moving through it? A team led by California...

Small Intestine Uses More Cells To Absorb Larger Particles
2013-08-06 07:41:25

Brown University A new study reports that the small intestine uses more cells than scientists had realized to absorb microspheres large enough to contain therapeutic protein drugs, such as insulin. The finding in rats, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is potentially good news for developing a means for oral delivery of such drugs. The small intestine employs more cells and mechanisms than scientists previously thought to absorb relatively large...

2013-07-29 23:01:03

The latest blog from Marble Media LLC’s HealthFill.com website provides information on a new study out of Purdue University on the relationship between chewing food thoroughly and nutrient absorption in the body. FORT LEE, New Jersey (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 Science has proven, once and for all, that kids need to listen to their mothers—at least when she's telling them to chew their food. In the latest blog from Healthfill.com dated July 18, 2013 and titled,“Chew Your Food...

2013-07-26 13:52:10

Research explains how gut microbes can inactivate cardiac drugs For decades, doctors have understood that microbes in the human gut can influence how certain drugs work in the body -- by either activating or inactivating specific compounds -- but questions have remained about exactly how the process works. Harvard scientists are now beginning to provide those answers. In a paper published July 19 in Science, Peter Turnbaugh, a Bauer Fellow at the Center for Systems Biology in the...

2013-07-08 23:02:09

Natural remedy provides relief for childhood stomach upset. Long Beach, California (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 Tummy Calm, maker of a popular solution for digestive upset in children, sees a rise in demand for stomach remedies during vacation season. Made by TJL Enterprises, the creator of the popular infant remedy Colic Calm, Tummy Calm can be administered as symptoms appear, making it the perfect take-along for family vacations. As Jacqueline Lawrence, Tummy Calm’s creator, points out,...

2013-06-18 23:16:52

DigestaCare Naturel and FloraCleanse Naturel Promote Natural Detoxification and Support Proper Digestion Los Angeles (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 Apteka Naturel introduces new all-natural supplements, DigestaCare Naturel and FloraCleanse Naturel, both non-prescription supplements that come in vegetarian capsules with effective enzymes and probiotics supporting healthy digestion. The Mayo Clinic on Digestive Health found that about 50 million Americans have trouble digesting dairy products, a...

2013-06-13 23:18:06

Introducing Spray Active, the latest revolution in vitamins (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 Spray Active is thrilled to announce the launch of http://www.sprayactive.com and its line of five new spray vitamins. The Spray Active line of oral sprays is designed to deliver the right dose of nutrients every time—just spray twice under the tongue and swallow. The 5 sprays are:     *Defense: Vitamin C, Zinc and Echinacea for immune support     *Vitality:...

Understanding The Evolving Diversity Of Microbial Life In Bird Guts
2013-05-31 12:26:54

University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna Gut bacteria are known to have a central role both in human and in animal health. Animals acquire different bacteria as they age but how the microbial communities in the bodies of wild animals change over time is not well understood. Wouter van Dongen and colleagues at the Vetmeduni Vienna have examined the gastrointestinal bacteria of chick and adult black-legged kittiwakes. Surprisingly, the microbial assemblages of chicks and adults generally...


Latest Digestion 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...

Mouth
2013-03-05 14:37:32

The mouth is the beginning of the digestive system which takes in food and mixes it with saliva produced by glands located in the mouth. Formation and Orientation The first part of the mouth is the mouth cavity which contains the teeth and is limited by the lips, the roof, which is the hard and soft palate, and the floor of the mouth. This is the space where food is kept before it moves on to the esophagus. The orifice of the mouth is the line between the lower and upper lips and is...

Small Intestine
2013-03-04 15:13:09

The small intestine is the part of the digestive tract that follows the stomach and is followed by the large intestine. Formation and Orientation The small intestine is on average between 22 feet 6 inches and 24 feet 4 inches. It is composed of three distinct structural parts; the duodenum, the jejunum, and the ileum. The duodenum is the part of the intestine where most chemical breakdown happens; it is also the shortest part of the intestine. It starts at the duodenal bulb and stops...

Stomach
2013-03-04 14:34:35

The stomach is the hollow organ that helps along digestion after mastication (chewing). It is the next step after the esophagus and before the small intestines. Formation and Orientation The stomach is composed of four parts. The cardia is the first part of the stomach in the digestive tract. It is the part of the stomach that allows the food to empty from the esophagus. The most northern part of the stomach is the Fundus. This section is the part that creates the curved part of the...

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Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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