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2009-06-24 08:02:52

 Current research suggests that levels of gastrin play a key role in the development of Helicobacter-induced stomach cancer. The related report by Takaishi et al, "Gastrin is an essential cofactor for Helicobacter-associated gastric corpus carcinogenesis in C57BL/6 mice," appears in the July 2009 issue of The American Journal of Pathology.More than 50% of the world's population is infected with Helicobacter pylori, which causes chronic inflammation of the stomach lining and is strongly...

2009-06-10 10:11:50

GES or pacing has been under investigation as a potential therapy for gastrointestinal motility disorders. Conventionally, GES is performed using a single pair of electrodes or single-channel GES. However, few studies have investigated the effects of two-channel GES with trains of pulses on gastric motility, such as gastric slow waves and gastric emptying. A research article to be published in May 21, 2009 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this question. The research team...

2009-06-02 08:24:26

Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that very low doses of inhaled carbon monoxide in diabetic mice reverses the condition known as gastroparesis or delayed stomach emptying, a common and painful complication for many diabetic patients. The findings will be presented on June 1 at Digestive Disease Week in Chicago. "This is a significant finding, as it shows that loss of the enzyme that makes carbon monoxide is the actor in this process and that it provides us with a clear approach toward a...

2008-08-29 03:00:19

By Ellison, E Christopher The odyssey of Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome is one of the most interesting in surgery. From the initial recognition of two patients with severe peptic ulcer disease in 1955 sprung an international dialogue on this unique disease culminating in discovery that gastrin was the hormone secreted by these pancreatic and duodenal tumors. The impact was the birth of a new area of science, "gastrointestinal endocrinology." Initially, surgeons were challenged by the complexity...

2008-02-05 08:31:15

Crocodiles are ferocious creatures that will eat snakes, buffalo, cattle and even people. New research explains crocodiles' spectacular method of digesting large meals that lets them eat 23 percent of their body weight at once, bones and all. If people could gorge like crocodiles, a 130-pound woman could down a 30-pound hamburger in one sitting. The secret behind this champion eating is a heart valve that crocs control neurologically, which lets blood bypass the lungs and flow...

2005-08-30 14:52:06

BETHESDA, Md. (August 30, 2005) "“ Even the U.S. National Institutes of Health doesn't know what causes gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. And NIH's National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) says there's an unclear relationship between GERD, heartburn and hiatal hernia (HH). Patients may have only one out of three, any two out of three, or all three. Nevertheless, clinicians know that all three often occur together and that a variety of lifestyle...


Latest Gastrin Reference Libraries

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...

Gastric Chief Cell
2012-07-01 18:59:43

The Gastric Chief Cell (peptic cell or gastric zymogenic cell) is a cell found in the stomach that releases pepsinogen, gastric lipase and Chymosin (an enzyme that clots milk). Pepsinogen is only released when the cell is stimulated by a number of factors, including cholinergic activity and increased acidity in the stomach. The gastric chief cell works in conjunction with the parietal cell, which releases gastric acid, converting pepsinogen into pepsin. The term “chief cell” is...

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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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