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Latest Human gastrointestinal tract Stories

Role Of 'Peacekeeper' In The Gut Revealed In New Study
2013-08-09 11:39:14

University of British Columbia A new study has shone a spotlight on the peacekeeping mechanisms in our intestines. A protein, called SIGIRR, is produced by the cells that line the intestines. It supresses the cells' immune response to bacteria. "We expected that when SIGIRR was removed, our intestines would trigger a stronger immune response to a gut infection, affording us more protection against the infection," says Prof. Bruce Vallance, an associate professor in UBC's Dept. of...

2013-08-09 10:17:52

Creating an environment that nurtures the trillions of beneficial microbes in our gut and, at the same time, protects us against invasion by food-borne pathogens is a challenge. A study published on August 8 in PLOS Pathogens reveals the role of a key player in this balancing act. SIGIRR is a protein present at the surface of the cells that line the gut that dampens the innate (non-specific) immune response of these cells to bacteria. The new study, led by Xiaoxia Li (from the Lerner...

2013-07-15 23:03:41

According to the Wild Blueberry Association of America, research conducted by scientists at the University of Maine reveals that Wild Blueberries promote better gastrointestinal and digestive health, a significant finding due to gut health’s key role in overall immune system health. Portland, ME (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 Research conducted by scientists at the University of Maine reveals that Wild Blueberries promote better gastrointestinal and digestive health, a significant finding due to...

2013-07-03 23:01:54

Robert Raga with the company, Probiotics Expert, gives details on how to prevent that 4th of July meal from ruining Independence Day. Toronto, Ontario, (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 The fourth of July is just around the corner, but if an individual is not careful, their holiday celebrations can be ruined by indulging in traditional food delights. Robert Raga with Probiotics Expert has taken a moment to tell the public how their holiday celebration can be a healthy one. Hamburgers, hot dogs,...

2013-06-27 23:45:20

In a new video, Health News Wires discusses the benefits of probiotics and healthy bacteria for gut and digestive health. Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 The website HealthNewsWires.com has recently published and informative video detailing the benefits of probiotics and healthy bacteria for gut and digestive health. In the video from HealthNewsWires.com, the author describes probiotics as good bacteria that have many health benefits, including providing support for the immune system...

2013-06-26 08:31:50

MILWAUKEE, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) is giving everyone an easy way to become part of the digestive health community. The nonprofit patient education organization is marking the three year anniversary of its grassroots arm, the Digestive Health Alliance (DHA), with the introduction of a new web platform on DHA.org. The site is aimed at providing opportunities for individuals to come together and get...

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...

2013-05-10 23:27:26

May is Celiac Awareness Month, and during a month when we honor those who suffer with this disease, Vidazorb® wants Celiacs to know that relief may be well within reach. It is important for consumers to know that probiotics may provide the restorative balance their digestive system needs. Beltsville, MD (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 The University of Chicago´s Celiac Center reports that one out of every 133 Americans suffers from Celiac Disease, an autoimmune disorder of the small...

2013-04-26 12:27:38

MONTREAL, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Micropharma Limited, a pioneer in the development of innovative and effective products based on the human microbiome, today announced that after three years of development it has a timeline for launch of its ingestible gastrointestinal sampling technology. The company released its plans to launch the device in late 2014 commercially for research and development use and later for specific clinical applications. Micropharma has been...

2013-04-08 23:01:24

Leaky Gut Cure is the latest treatment method designed by Karen Brimeyer, who claims to give people a leaky gut diet that helps them heal their leaky gut permanently. A full Leaky Gut Cure review on the site Vkool.com shows if the treatment is helpful for people to use. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) April 08, 2013 Leaky Gut Cure is a brand new treatment created by Karen Brimeyer, who promises to give the leaky gut diet that helps people treat leaky gut permanently. The new program will give the...


Latest Human gastrointestinal tract 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...

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...

Gallbladder
2013-03-05 14:18:48

The gall bladder is the sac-shaped organ that is the passage between the liver and intestine where bile is held. Formation and Orientation The gall bladder is relatively 8 cm by 4 cm when fully formed. The gallbladder is angled between the rectus abdominis muscle and the costal margin. It is hollow and is made up of three parts; the fundus, the body and the neck. The fundus is the part of the gallbladder that is most far from the cystic duct. This is at the same level of the...

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...

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