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Snake venom a treatment for digestive disease

...cin proteins controlled movement of muscles in the intestines of guinea pigs. These muscles regulate the movement of food through the digestive system. The proteins could hold the key to understanding how digestion is regulated and eventually could result in better treatments for disorders like irritable bowel ...

Alcohol within the body

... Dr Diehl thinks undigested food might stay in the intestines of obese people for longer. This could allow norma...l said: "We think that obesity changes the way the intestines propel their contents from one end to the other. "This means there are static periods when ethanol a...

Rumbling stomach

...process that moves the contents of the stomach and intestines onward and downward. Some such noise is normal; Its absence when a doctor uses a stethoscope can indicate an intestinal blockage. The noises are softer or louder depending on the strength and speed of the contractions and on what is in the tract, a...

Caffeine reduces infant blood flow

...f oxygen in the brain. Decreased blood flow to the intestines potentially causes inflammation, which can later result in narrowing of the intestinal track. Based on results, doctors recommend smaller doses of caffeine to treat apnea, rather than larger doses like those used in the study. However, smaller doses...

Heart attack risk starts at 20

...r heart disease. Aspirin can cause bleeding in the intestines and stomach and increase the risk for a stroke, but if a person's chance of developing heart disease within 10 years exceeds 10 percent, then the benefit of preventing heart disease outweighs the risks of side effects. "The continuing message is tha...

Hormone restrains appetite in man

...he reason for feeling full after a meal, that the intestines release a hormone called PYY3-36 //which acts on the brain to produce a feeling of satiety. Researchers at Imperial College, London, now report on the first human trial of PYY3-36. 10 healthy volunteers received an injection of either PYY3-36 or sa...

ICU Survival can be improved by Antibiotic use

...o kill harmful bacteria in the mouth, stomach, and intestines was first introduced in 1984 in an effort to curtail deadly hospital-acquired infections, which are common in ICUs. Noting most hospital-acquired infections are preceded by other bacterial infections, researchers theorized killing the bacteria might ...

New Treatment for Rosacea

...tic commonly used to treat infections of the small intestines and colon. In a study, researchers compared the safety and efficacy of azelaic gel versus metronidazole gel in rosacea patients. They found the azelaic gel was better at reducing the number of lesions associated with rosacea and better at reducing t...

Surprising Cystic Fibrosis Finding That Could Be A Helpful Treatment Option

...ally thick mucus that accumulates in the lungs and intestines . However recent studies have shown that these patients actually have very little mucus in their airways. For the study, researchers collected sputum from 12 patients with CF and 11 patients without lung disease. Sputum is the mucus that is coughed...

Maintaining Weight Loss with Drugs

...ns. Orlistat acts by decreasing the ability of the intestines to absorb fat by up to 30 percent. However some amount of fat consumed by people taking orlistat passes through the body without being digested resulting in mild- to moderate-intensity gastrointestinal problems. Long-term research has shown that peo...

Scientist discover secrets of ageing

...nt of the regeneration process of the bone marrow, intestines and the hair follicles. Reference: Science, July 2005...

Calcium-Vitamin D Combo For Reduced Fracture Risk

... fat-soluble vitamin that may be absorbed from the intestines or may be produced by the skin when the skin is exposed to sunlight (ultraviolet light of sunlight helps the body to form vitamin D). The absorbed vitamin D is converted into its active form to act as a hormone to regulate calcium absorption from the...

"An Armour against pleasure, and a cobweb against infection" – Has the condom withstood the test of time

...ized later!! 1700’s - Condoms made out of animal intestines were available. As they were expensive they were reused. The condom was described "an armour against pleasure, and a cobweb against infection". 1800's - Rubber vulcanisation by Goodyear ( Car Tyre company founder) and Hancock revolutionized condom ...

Bacterial Photographs Created By Student Scientists!

... The E. coli bacteria are normally found in the intestines of a human being that is devoid of light. The researchers first step was to devise a method of making the bacteria sense light. This was done by adding a light receptor protein (derived from blue-green algae) to a sensor normally present on the bacte...

Amitabh Bachchan - India’s Superstar Undergoes Surgery

...een operated in the area before and this makes the intestines adhere to each other.' He further added:' In diverticulitis,. the infection can turn into an abscess making the intestine wall weak and it can then perforate. We wish him well I am sure there is a very competent team doing the job.' In Calcutta hu...

Fruitfly My Distant Cousin

...two cell types cells that line the small and large intestines in a single layer to help break up and transport f...teroendocrine cells). In vertebrates, cells of the intestines are continually replenished by stem cells. Up to now, stem cells had not been observed in the gut of...

Crohn's Patient Robert Hill’s greatest achievemen

...mmatory disease affecting both the small and large intestines (bowel) and is otherwise called as the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Statistics show that nearly 1.5 million Americans suffer from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis together called as Inflammatory Bowel Disease. And about 750,000 American...

Cancer Treatment To Become Less Expensive

... getting the details of superficial tissues in the intestines and in recognizing the disease even a year before it starts showing symptoms. The polyfex stent technology would also be handy in treating cancer in the food pipe. Around 600 doctors from across the country are expected to participate in the conferen...

Blend Of Sleep And Wake States To Explain Near Death Sensation

...at connects the brain stem to the lungs, heart and intestines could be responsible for near-death experience phenomenon. Consistent with the above hypothesis, increased activity of the vagus nerve is known to be associated with the fight or flight response, seen in dangerous situations. This brain arousal sys...

New Camera Pill To Diagnose Stomach Problems

...ravel completely through the entire 21 feet of the intestines and take pictures. This technology is still advancing, and Sundaram says he hopes to see a pill that can take biopsies and treat conditions as it passes through the intestine. Also, a pill that can detect problems in the colon and stomach is being...

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