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Latest Human gastrointestinal tract Stories

2011-07-06 16:12:27

The ability to create a new organ may someday lead to answers for babies with a life-threatening gastrointestinal condition Researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles have successfully created a tissue-engineered small intestine in mice that replicates the intestinal structures of natural intestine"”a necessary first step toward someday applying this regenerative medicine technique to humans. The study led by Tracy C. Grikscheit, MD "”"A...

2011-06-23 07:15:00

MILWAUKEE, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A bill to expand federal research of functional gastrointestinal (GI) and motility disorders, such as IBS, GERD and gastroparesis, has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2011 (H.R. 2239) was introduced by original cosponsors Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI-5) and Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA-8) on June 16. The proposed legislation was drafted by the...

2011-05-11 13:47:24

Linking it to bacterial overgrowth, food poisoning Cedars-Sinai researchers have reported two advances in the understanding of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, the most common gastrointestinal disorder in the United States, affecting an estimated 30 million people. One study provides further evidence that IBS is linked to an overgrowth of bacteria in the gut. In a separate study, a mathematical model reveals the disease's link to food poisoning and shows that military personnel are at a much higher...

2011-05-09 21:45:46

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have uncovered new clues about how the intestine maintains friendly relations with the 100 trillion symbiotic bacteria that normally live in the digestive tract. Their latest findings, available online today and in a future edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggest that a once enigmatic cell population which lurks in the intestinal lining is essential for preventing friendly bacteria from invading into deeper tissue...

2011-04-28 15:15:29

Findings suggest that nonperforating appendicitis, when the appendix hasn't burst, and nonperforating diverticulitis could be similar diseases that warrant similar treatments Antibiotics rather than surgery may be the better treatment for cases of appendicitis in which the appendix hasn't burst, according to a new study. The study's authors say the findings suggest that nonperforating appendicitis, as the disease is called when the appendix hasn't burst, may be unrelated to perforating...

2011-04-28 09:55:00

CINCINNATI, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) today announced its sponsorship of the 2nd annual Gutrunners(TM) 5K Run/1 Mile Walk, taking place Sunday, May 8, 2011, in Chicago, Ill. In the U.S., every three minutes someone is diagnosed with colon cancer and every 10 minutes someone dies from colon cancer. Gutrunners, a not-for-profit charity, is dedicated to improving digestive health in the community through education and exercise. Gutrunners founder Robynne...

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2011-04-21 07:40:00

The human digestive system, a hotbed of living bacteria, comes in three variations just as distinct as variations in blood type, according to a study released on Wednesday. These "enterotypes" are found in people around the world and exist independent of race, origin, diet, body mass index (BMI), age and state of health, the study says. Researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, collaborators in the international MetaHIT consortium, and...

2011-03-01 08:00:00

FERNDALE, Wash., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stress, improper diet, weight gain, and even aging can cause digestive distress. In fact, millions of Americans are estimated to experience some sort of digestive distress. To help people get back in balance, WELLESSE® is introducing Digestive 3-in-1 Health(TM) natural daily supplement. Digestive 3-in-1 Health is a fast absorbing liquid supplement that promotes healthy digestion and regularity, soothes the stomach and...

2011-02-24 15:39:13

Scientists investigating natural ways to enhance athletic performance have found that bovine colostrum can massively reduce gut permeability "“ otherwise known as 'leaky gut syndrome.' Their findings, published in the March issue of the American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, could have positive implications not just for athletes but also for sufferers of heatstroke. A research group led by Ray Playford, Professor of Medicine at Barts and The London School...

2011-01-25 12:48:52

Foregut duplication cyst of the stomach is rare. Foregut duplications may or may not communicate with the gastrointestinal tract, and are usually diagnosed at a young age. There have been relatively few case reports describing this entity. Adenocarcinoma has been reported in four cases of gastric duplication cyst, but not in cysts that have a ciliated epithelium. Controversy exists concerning the embryological origin of these anomalies. A research article to be published on January 7, 2011 in...


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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