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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...

2013-05-05 23:02:19

The website BetterDigestion.org has published an educational article about ways to ensure healthy digestion for women. The article provides tips and tricks to avoid digestive issues, including gas, bloating and diarrhea. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 05, 2013 The website BetterDigestion.org has published an educational article about ways to ensure healthy digestion for women. The article provides tips and tricks to avoid digestive issues, including gas, bloating and diarrhea. An informative...

2013-04-24 16:11:48

Symposium at Experimental Biology 2013 will focus on William Beaumont, 1800s military physician and scientist A fur trader who suffered an accidental gunshot wound in 1822 and the physician who saw this unfortunate incidence as an opportunity for research are key to much of our early knowledge about the workings of the digestive system, say speakers of an upcoming symposium. These speakers–Jay Dean, Ph.D., of the University of South Florida, Richard Rogers, Ph.D., of Pennington...

2013-04-01 23:03:14

Ringing Cedars of Russia.org releases medical study which shows positive impact of ringing cedars oil on gastrointestinal tract diseases. Ney York, NY (PRWEB) April 01, 2013 Ringing Cedars of Russia.org: In the past decade, the problem of the pathogenic "environment - health" connection has been reflected in scientific papers in environmental medicine and human ecology. In this regard it is noted that, at the present time, there is an ever greater prevalence of diseases of those organs and...

2013-01-06 05:02:43

Inadequate digestion is often the root cause behind serious health issues and reduced fat loss. In a recently posted video, acclaimed fitness website DietRecommendations.com makes several recommendations to ensure maximum nutrient absorption to address a number of related health issues. Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 05, 2013 Well known health and nutrition website DietRecommendations.com has just come up with yet another detailed video presentation revealing the most effective ways to combat...

2012-11-30 14:21:20

Bacteria that cause the tick-borne disease anaplasmosis in humans create their own food supply by hijacking a process in host cells that normally should help kill the pathogenic bugs, scientists have found. This bacterium, Anaplasma phagocytophilum (Ap), secretes a protein that can start this process. The protein binds with another protein produced by white blood cells, and that connection creates compartments that siphon host-cell nutrients to feed the bacteria, enabling their growth...

2012-11-21 11:40:38

Animals, including humans, actively select the gut microbes that are the best partners and nurture them with nutritious secretions, suggests a new study led by Oxford University, and published November 20 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology. The Oxford team created an evolutionary computer model of interactions between gut microbes and the lining (the host epithelial cell layer) of the animal gut. The model shows that beneficial microbes that are slow-growing are rapidly lost, and need...

Body's Own Recycling System
2012-10-12 11:19:21

Researchers discover "molecular emergency brake" in charge of regulating self-digestion Times of distress literally eat away at the core of starving cells: They start to digest their own parts and recycle them for metabolic purposes. This process — called autophagy — also plays a role in immune defense. In that context, however, the digestive machinery is switched on for an entirely different purpose: the elimination of pathogens that have invaded the body. Now, Prof. Ingo...

Intestinal Bacteria Boost Fat Absorption 091312
2012-09-13 14:40:46

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A group of researchers from the University of North Carolina (UNC) and Carnegie Institution for Science recently discovered that microbes in the intestine help the body increase the absorption of calories from food by extracting dietary fats. The results from the study on microbes in the digestive tract were recently published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe. "This study is the first to demonstrate that...


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
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.