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Latest Small intestine 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...

2010-08-31 13:25:25

Researchers at the Faculty of Health Sciences have succeeded in decoding the genetic key that gives particular intestinal cells their identity. With this knowledge of the complex network of genes the researchers now hope to stop colon cancer by activating special anti-cancer genes. Colon sloughs lining The intestines have to work properly if we are to benefit from the food we eat. Digestive juices must be secreted, the food broken down into smaller components and then transported through the...

2010-06-15 12:41:00

WILKESBORO, N.C., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Organic Balance(TM) announced today in a new report that the #1 benefit reported by their customers has been, "No more upset stomachs!" "Because of our exclusive Serum Specific Process (SSP(TM)) technology, the Organic Balance product line does not dissolve in the stomach like other vitamins and supplements on the market," stated Dean Crowell, Organic Balance(TM) President and COO. "Therefore, our Vitamin C for instance, can be taken on an empty...

2010-05-14 13:23:31

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have pushed into place another piece of the puzzle of how Listeria monocytogenes, a dangerous food-borne pathogen, slips through the intestine's defenses and causes disease. Listeria monocytogenes is a hardy, if unwelcome, brunch guest. This bacterial strain thrives in salty or cold environments where prissier pests might perish: cold cuts, smoked salmon, soft cheeses and many a refrigerator. Abundant in the environment, it seldom...

2010-05-04 15:57:24

New treatments for intestinal failure and other intestinal absorption disorders are a step closer to the patients who need them after a discovery in Kelly Tappenden's University of Illinois laboratory. "There are so few therapies for persons with these illnesses, many of them premature babies. Surgery may save a patient's life, but with so much intestine removed, they're unable to digest and absorb nutrients. They have to rely totally on intravenous feeding, which really reduces their quality...

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2010-03-31 08:31:27

Bile secretions in the small intestine send signals to disease-causing gut bacteria allowing them to change their behavior to maximize their chances of surviving, says Dr Steve Hamner, presenting his work at the Society for General Microbiology's spring meeting in Edinburgh yesterday (March 30). The findings could allow us to better protect food from contamination by these harmful bacteria, as well as understand how they manage to cause disease. Bile is secreted into the small intestine and...

2009-03-02 13:40:40

A U.S. scientist says he's created a technique that can detect the early development of pancreatic cancer, which now has a 5 percent five-year survival rate. The optical technology developed by Northwestern University Professor Vadim Backman uses an analysis of adjacent tissue in the duodenum to detect the cancer. Scientists said the promising new technology might help raise the extremely low survival rate of pancreatic cancer patients by aiding early detection. The technique uses...

2008-08-31 03:00:04

By Bouritius, Hetty van Hoorn, Danny C; Oosting, Annemarie; van Middelaar-Voskuilen, Mariska C; van Limpt, Cees J P; Lamb, Kelly J; van Leeuwen, Paul A M; Vriesema, Aldwin J M; van Norren, Klaske Background: Overnight fasting of rats augments the susceptibility of the small intestine to ischemia-reperfusion damage. Feeding before surgery may improve injuries to distant organs that were induced by ischemia-reperfusion. The present study tested the hypothesis that one of the food...


Latest Small intestine 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...

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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