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2013-08-06 23:00:18

Colon cleansing alternatives to surgery are now explored online at the eHealthMax.com company. The company researchers have reviewed some of the latest products in the colon health industry and these reviews are now offered to men and women online. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 Colon cleanse is a medical treatment that can be sought out by men and women to improve digestive health. One online company providing news and reviews for colon cleansing products has now posted its colon...

2013-08-06 08:34:40

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kibow Biotech will present Renadyl(TM), the Company's probiotic formulation for kidney health, at the American Association of Diabetic Educators (AADE) Conference, to be held from Aug 8-10 at the Philadelphia Convention Center, PA. These educators are fully aware that about 50% of their diabetic patients will eventually suffer from chronic kidney failure. Kibow's exhibit staff, including its robotic ambassador (Kibot), will be...

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...

2013-08-02 23:19:15

Maxx Inc., the maker of FruitsMax, provides 3 powerful strategies for winning the war. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 02, 2013 There are approximately 100 trillion microbes in our bodies – 500 to 1,000 different species of them in every human. They make up to 3 to 5 kilograms of our total body weight. Most of them live in the colon, the location of 70% of our immune system activity; billions of others live in the mouth, lungs, skin, and the female birth canal. We need microbes for our...

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...

2013-07-26 11:46:49

Though existing research has shown gastric bypass surgery resolves type 2 diabetes, the reason has remained unclear. A research team, led by Nicholas Stylopoulos, MD, Boston Children's Hospital's Division of Endocrinology, has identified the small intestine—widely believed to be a passive organ—as the major contributor to the body's metabolism, based on a study in rats. The report will appear in Science on July 26, 2013. Weight loss and improved diabetes...

2013-07-22 08:28:34

Study results published in the Journal of Probiotics & Health show benefits to bowel issues associated with autism BOULDER, Colo., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a study published in the June 2013 edition of the Journal of Probiotics & Health, a nutritional supplement named Delpro(TM) was found to have important beneficial effects on bowel issues associated with people suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD. In addition to other health issues affecting individuals...

2013-07-15 23:23:29

Cancer Advances, Inc. (Cancer Advances), a wholly owned, biotechnology portfolio company of Cato BioVentures, announces the allowance of a new patent. The newly released patent covers monoclonal antibodies to the gastrin hormone and has been allowed in Canada. Durham, North Carolina (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 Cancer Advances, Inc. (Cancer Advances), a wholly owned, biotechnology portfolio company of Cato BioVentures, announces the allowance of a new patent. The newly released patent covers...

2013-07-15 23:17:23

Will Meet Growing Demand for Probiotics and Cultures Products BEIJING (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 DuPont has launched production at its state-of-the-art probiotic blending and packaging facility in China. The new site in Beijing represents DuPont Nutrition & Health’s first step in packaging probiotics into ready-to-market formats that allow DuPont to offer its customers improved speed to market, quality and flexibility. Investment and capacity were not disclosed. In 2011, DuPont...


Latest Digestive system Reference Libraries

Duodenal Atresia
2013-07-19 15:38:56

Duodenal atresia is a congenital closure of the lumen of the duodenum, which is the first portion of the small intestine and is separated from the stomach by the pyloric sphincter. During fetal development, the duodenum develops from the posterior portion of the foregut and the anterior portion of the midgut. The liver and pancreas originate from the diverticulum arising from the ventral part of the duodenum, and the bile duct runs along the ventral free side of the duodenum. Rotation and...

Liver
2013-04-30 14:18:06

The liver is the organ in charge of processing, neutralizing and excreting certain secretions for the metabolic processes. Formation and Orientation The liver is considered to be both the largest internal organ and the largest gland in the human body. It is situated just below the diaphragm, to the right of the stomach and on top of the gallbladder. There are two ways blood can travel to and from the liver: the hepatic artery and the portal vein. The hepatic artery carries blood solely...

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...

Esophagus
2013-04-30 13:37:01

The esophagus is the muscular tube that is located between the pharynx and the stomach that aids in digestion during swallowing. Formation and Orientation The esophagus is composed of four separate layers; the mucosa, submucosa, muscularis externa and the adventitia. The mucosa includes the stratified squamous epithelium, lamina propria and muscularis mucosae. The submucosa houses the esophageal glands and connective papillae. The muscularis externa is composed of three sublayers The...

Pharynx
2013-03-05 15:00:19

The pharynx is situated directly after the mouth and nose and lies right before the esophagus. Formation and Orientation The pharynx is divided into three separate sections. The nasopharynx is the first part of the pharynx that lies between the soft palate and the base of the skull. The pharyngeal tonsils are located on the back wall of the nasopharynx. This portion of the pharynx is connected to the middle easr by the Eustachian tubes. The nasopharynx is linked to the nasal cavities...

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