Digestion is the mechanical and chemical breaking down of food into smaller components, to a form that can be absorbed, for instance, into a blood stream. Digestion is a form of catabolism; a break-down of macro food molecules to smaller ones.
Chromatin plays a significant role in the silencing and activation of gene transcription, and establish the fate of the cells during development.
You're faced with a big decision so your second brain provides what's normally referred to as 'gut instinct', but how did this sensation reach you before it was too late?
Fruit and vegetable byproducts have beneficial effects on the gut
Scientists from the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have developed a method allowing for the long-term culture of "pancreatic slices" to study the regeneration of the human pancreas in real time.
Scientists have completed large-scale tests on a new type of five-minute urine test that measures the health of a person's diet, and produces an individual's unique urine 'fingerprint'.
Scientists are taking stem cell technology and using it to explore the developmental impacts of Neanderthal DNA.
Parasite infections are a constant presence for many people who live in tropical regions, particularly in less industrialized areas.
Microbial communities in the intestine -- also known as the gut microbiome -- are vital for human digestion, metabolism and resistance to colonization by pathogens.
Chronic pancreatitis, or persistent inflammation of the pancreas, is a known risk factor that leads to the development of pancreatic cancer, which is the third-deadliest cancer in the United States.
A study has discovered a novel means by which bacterial colonies in the small intestine support the generation of regulatory T cells.
The strange feeling in the gut is considered as an innate intuition that emerges from deep within the belly and helps guide the actions of people, if allowed.
For many years’ antibodies have been used in therapeutic applications to treat a plethora of diseases and ailments.
Mushrooms are a protein- and mineral-rich food source, but they can also accumulate high levels of toxic metals and metalloids.