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How the Colon Prioritizes Gas Detox Over Energy Use

October 8, 2019

Onions, cabbage, garlic. While nutritious, eating these foods can lead to an embarrassing side effect: smelly flatulence. More…
Biochemists grab slippery target: LRH-1

October 1, 2019

To fight fat, scientists had to figure out how to pin down a greasy, slippery target. Researchers at…
Meatballs might wreck the anti-cancer perks of tomato sauce

September 17, 2019

Eating your tomato sauce with meatballs piled on top could have a surprising downside, new research suggests. Some…
Is a Gluten-Free Diet Right for You?

July 30, 2019

Not long ago, gluten was just a little-known protein found in wheat, barley, and other grains—an ingredient that…
Study shows potential for reduced methane from cows

July 9, 2019

An international team of scientists has shown it is possible to breed cattle to reduce their methane emissions.…
Research redefines constipation

July 3, 2019

New research by King’s, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, finds that the public’s perception of constipation…
Bacteria and their Bearing on Bowels and Brain

May 31, 2019

Microbiome’s effects on autism, inflammatory bowel disease explored. PNNL researchers today published a pair of papers, in Cell…
NIH study finds heavily processed foods cause overeating and weight gain

May 20, 2019

People eating ultra-processed foods ate more calories and gained more weight than when they ate a minimally processed…
See-through fish aid scientists in autism-related breakthrough

February 14, 2019

University of Miami researchers have discovered a clue in the humble zebrafish’s digestive tract that, one day, could…
Fructose can trigger viruses in the gut’s microbiome

February 12, 2019

The human gut is a complex ecosystem dominated by bacteria that help digest food and keep one’s gastrointestinal…
Why hippos are spraying their dung like agricultural machines?

December 5, 2018

The common hippopotamus is a marvellous creature. On average adults weigh around 1.3-1.5 tonnes, but that doesn’t stop…
Viruses in blood lead to digestive problems

October 8, 2018

While studying viruses best known for infecting the brain, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St.…
A pill for delivering biomedical micromotors

September 10, 2018

Using tiny micromotors to diagnose and treat disease in the human body could soon be a reality. But…
How the Food We Eat Affects Biochemical Signals in the Gut

June 8, 2018

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – For years, researchers have studied how the body’s microbiome impacts virtually every aspect of…
Perilous Path: a special kind of bacterial pathogen

June 5, 2017

Surviving the treacherous journey through the human body from the mouth to the colon takes a special kind…
Wireless power could enable ingestible electronics

April 28, 2017

Researchers at MIT, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory have devised a way to…
Small Intestine GIST Associated with Better Prognosis in Younger Patients

January 20, 2017

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are tumors that arise is the wall of the digestive tract, and most often…
Scientists identify genes that control smooth muscle contraction

April 24, 2016

Researchers at UMass Medical School have identified a new molecular pathway critical for maintaining the smooth muscle tone…
Crohn’s disease treatments don’t fully restore healthy gut microbes in children

October 15, 2015

A gut microbe analysis of children receiving treatment for Crohn’s disease reveals that diet-based and anti-inflammatory therapies alter…
Why does coffee make you…‘go’?

August 14, 2015

It’s Monday, and most of us need to reach for a cup of joe to get through the…
Scientists find surprising evolutionary link between stomach acids and diet

July 31, 2015

Although we have been taught in schools that our stomachs have certain acids to help us digest our…
The Evolutionary Link Between Diet and Stomach Acidity

July 31, 2015

An analysis of data on stomach acidity and diet in birds and mammals suggests that high levels of…
Study finds high-fat diet changes gut microflora, signals to brain

July 9, 2015

According to a recent study, eating foods high in fat—good-tasting french fries, for example—changes the populations of bacteria…
Study Finds Digestive System of Pandas to be Carnivorous and Poorly Adapted to Their Bamboo Diet

May 25, 2015

As if shrinking habitats and reproductive problems weren’t enough for pandas, new research indicates that these large, cuddly…
Monitoring the rise and fall of the microbiome

July 27, 2014

Close analysis of bacteria in the human digestive tract reveals links to diet and other lifestyle factors. Trillions…
Close analysis of bacteria in the human digestive tract reveals links to diet and other lifestyle factors

July 25, 2014

Trillions of bacteria live in each person’s digestive tract. Scientists believe that some of these bacteria help digest…
Fruit fly midguts provide human abdomen acumen

July 4, 2013

Nicolas Buchon, associate professor of entomology, is giving the fruit fly research community a lot to digest: a…
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