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2012-03-26 18:42:51

Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have discovered a previously unknown mechanism which helps intestinal bacteria to affect the formation of blood vessels. The results, which are presented in Nature, may provide future treatments of intestinal diseases and obesity. There are ten times more bacteria in our intestines than cells in the human body. However, we know relatively little about how the normal gut microbiota functions and the resulting...

2012-03-23 23:02:17

Natural Ulcer Treatment; Kanwa Minerals Energy/Detox Formula works as a Gentle, Daily Natural Treatment for Stomach Pain, Ulcers and Poor Digestion- Now Available at Blaines Nutrition Health Food Store in Redondo Beach, California. Redondo Beach, CA (PRWEB) March 23, 2012 Zion Health announces the release of Kanwa Detox Natural Treatment for stomach pain, ulcers and poor digestion at Blaines Health Food Store located at 206 Avenue F in Redondo Beach, CA. Kanwa Detox Formula contains the...

2012-02-22 21:28:38

Functional foods containing bacteria with beneficial health effects, or probiotics, have long been consumed in Northern Europe and are becoming increasingly popular elsewhere. To be of benefit, however, the bacteria have to survive in the very hostile environment of the digestive tract. A group of scientists from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Ã…s, Norway have developed a "model gastric system" for evaluating the survival of bacteria strains in the human digestive...

2012-02-02 11:52:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With winter upon us, most people are focusing their health strategies on avoiding colds and flu. There are many common-sense ways to boost immunity - including proper hand washing, getting as much sunshine and fresh air as possible, eating a balanced, nutritious diet, and avoiding junk foods loaded with empty calories, to name a few. But the key to optimizing immunity is by mustering your body's digestive firepower. Good digestion is...

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...

2011-09-01 12:49:48

Max Planck researchers analyze the structure of an iron storage protein Microbes are omnipresent on earth. They are found as free-living microorganisms as well as in communities with other higher organisms. Thanks to modern biological techniques we are now able to address the complex communities and study the role of individual microorganisms and enzymes in more detail. Microbacterium arborescens is a bacterium, which can be found in the guts of herbivorous caterpillars. The Department...

2011-06-30 19:23:17

The discovery that a bacterial species in the Australian Tammar wallaby gut is responsible for keeping the animal's methane emissions relatively low suggests a potential new strategy may exist to try to reduce methane emissions from livestock, according to a new study. Globally, livestock are the largest source of methane from human-related activities, and are the third-largest source of this greenhouse gas in the United States, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Wallabies...

2011-06-02 23:54:07

The research could lead to advanced therapies for patients with dry mouth University of Louisville researchers are one step closer to helping millions of people whose salivary glands no longer work because of disease or damage from treatment of diseases. The scientific finding of Douglas Darling, PhD, professor, Department of Oral Health and Rehabilitation, UofL School of Dentistry, and his team identified a protein sorting mechanism used by the salivary gland. The National Institutes of...

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2011-01-27 14:07:47

When it comes to breaking down plant matter and converting it to energy, the cow has it all figured out. Its digestive system allows it to eat more than 150 pounds of plant matter every day. Now researchers report that they have found dozens of previously unknown microbial enzymes in the bovine rumen "“ the cow's primary grass-digestion chamber "“ that contribute to the breakdown of switchgrass, a renewable biofuel energy source. The study, in the journal Science, tackles a major...


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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