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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.
C-section kids could be at greater risk of being overweight due to differences in their gut bacteria

C-section kids could be at greater risk of being overweight due to differences in their gut bacteria

Prescription drug linked to marked slowing of stomach emptying and weight loss

Prescription drug linked to marked slowing of stomach emptying and weight loss

Combination of anti-malarial drug and photosensitizer could effectively kill cancer cells

Combination of anti-malarial drug and photosensitizer could effectively kill cancer cells

Novel, ultra-rare damaging genetic variants may contribute to eating disorders

Novel, ultra-rare damaging genetic variants may contribute to eating disorders

Genetics of digestion stayed remarkably the same from fishes to humans, research shows

Genetics of digestion stayed remarkably the same from fishes to humans, research shows

FDA grants accelerated approval to new treatment for children with Chagas disease

FDA grants accelerated approval to new treatment for children with Chagas disease

Mammal embryos discard paternal mitochondria within days of fertilization, new study shows

Mammal embryos discard paternal mitochondria within days of fertilization, new study shows

Counteracting premature aging

Counteracting premature aging

New research uncovers how dietary fiber helps intestinal cells maintain gut health

New research uncovers how dietary fiber helps intestinal cells maintain gut health

Scientists discover how CD44s molecule gives brain cancer cells a survival advantage

Scientists discover how CD44s molecule gives brain cancer cells a survival advantage

Diabetes leads to increase in autonomic and small fiber neuropathy

Diabetes leads to increase in autonomic and small fiber neuropathy

Modified skin biopsy could provide faster and better diagnosis of inherited, fatal nerve disease

Modified skin biopsy could provide faster and better diagnosis of inherited, fatal nerve disease

Novel technique to monitor nerve function could transform the way doctors perform surgeries

Novel technique to monitor nerve function could transform the way doctors perform surgeries

Researchers discover biological link between gut bacteria metabolism and obesity

Researchers discover biological link between gut bacteria metabolism and obesity

New algorithm shortens drug discovery times from years to months

New algorithm shortens drug discovery times from years to months

Gut bacteria play key role in regulating abdominal pain, mice study finds

Gut bacteria play key role in regulating abdominal pain, mice study finds

Research suggests how malformed proteins linked to Parkinson’s could spread from the gut to the brain

Research suggests how malformed proteins linked to Parkinson’s could spread from the gut to the brain

Researchers discover molecular signaling circuit that regulates autophagy

Researchers discover molecular signaling circuit that regulates autophagy

MGH scientists show how Shigella survives journey from mouth to the colon

MGH scientists show how Shigella survives journey from mouth to the colon

Cognitive behavioral therapy can help cure many common phobias

Cognitive behavioral therapy can help cure many common phobias