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2011-01-16 00:23:26

Certified Nutritional Consultant Brenda Watson announces her fourth PBS television special, The Road to Perfect Health "“ Balance Your Gut, Heal Your Body, an in-depth look at how chronic diseases start with an unhealthy digestive system. Palm Harbor, FL (PRWEB) January 14, 2011 Certified Nutritional Consultant Brenda Watson announces her fourth PBS television special, The Road to Perfect Health "“ Balance Your Gut, Heal Your Body, an in-depth look at how chronic diseases start...

2010-12-17 00:00:42

Natural Solutions to Ease Holiday Over-Indulgences from the makers of Vidazorb® Baltimore, Maryland (Vocus) December 16, 2010 As the holidays draw near and schedules are crammed with working, shopping, cooking, visiting family and attending parties, there's no time to nurse the after-effects of the season. We've all heard the standard hangover remedies "“ eat a protein-packed breakfast, take an aspirin, perhaps even a hair-of-the-dog treatment with more alcohol "“ yet many...

2010-11-04 18:04:43

Nanotechnology helps deliver drugs to intestinal target Nanoparticles could help smuggle drugs into the gut, according to a study published this month in the International Journal of Nanotechnology. There are several drugs that would have more beneficial therapeutic effects if they could be targeted at absorption by the lower intestine. However, in order to target the colon for treating colon cancer for instance, medication delivered by mouth must surmount several barriers including stomach...

2010-11-01 21:29:07

Helicobacter pylori in the mouse stomach put the brakes on colitis by reducing the immune response in the lower GI tract, U-M study shows Helicobacter pylori, a common stomach bacterium, reduced the severity of inflammation of the colon caused by Salmonella in mice, according to research from U-M Medical School scientists. More than half the people in the world are infected with H. pylori, although it is very unusual to find it in the United States. But this research shows there may be an...

2010-10-22 17:12:22

A University of Illinois study has shown for the first time that sulforaphane, the powerful cancer-fighting agent in broccoli, can be released from its parent compound by bacteria in the lower gut and absorbed into the body. "This discovery raises the possibility that we will be able to enhance the activity of these bacteria in the colon, increasing broccoli's cancer-preventive power," said Elizabeth Jeffery, a U of I professor of human nutrition. "It's also comforting because many people...

2010-10-12 13:41:23

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University have developed a novel approach for delivering small bits of genetic material into the body to improve the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases. Delivering short strands of RNA into cells has become a popular research area because of its potential therapeutic applications, but how to deliver them into targeted cells in a living organism has been an obstacle. In the Oct. 10 advance online edition of the journal Nature...

2010-10-01 13:07:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, October 1st, MediaPlanet published one of the largest Digestive Wellness Reports distributed to millions with the help of Wellspring Pharmaceutical, American Gastroenterological Association, International Foundation for Functional GI Disorders, American Dietetic Association, leading physicians, nutritionists, and many more. Almost 70 million people are affected by digestive diseases each year, leading to 13.5 million hospitalizations. Though...

2010-06-30 11:06:00

CINCINNATI, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent GfK Roper "Gut Check" survey*, sponsored by Align(®), showed some common misconceptions about the digestive system. The national online survey was conducted to find out how people feel about their digestive system and what actions they take to keep it functioning normally. Survey results also revealed that approximately one in four survey participants experience occasional digestive upsets and of those, one in five have been...

2010-05-09 08:49:08

Lipoma of the small intestine is a benign tumor of mesenchymal origin which is mostly found by chance during gastrointestinal investigation. Invaginations account for 2/3 of small bowel occlusion caused by up to 80% of tumors and the lipoma is the most frequent benign tumor that causes invagination in its submucous polypoid and it is in more or less scissile form. However, multiple lipomas within the intestinal duplication canal as a predominant cause of partial intestinal obstruction is an...

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2009-12-15 14:03:43

A French study published on Monday claims the chemical Bisphenol A used in plastic containers and drink cans has been shown for the first time to affect the functioning of the intestines, AFP reported. The report, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy Sciences journal, said researchers from the National Institute of Agronomic Research in Toulouse found that the digestive tract of rats reacted negatively to even low doses of the chemical also called BPA. The chemical was also...


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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