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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.
Weighty issues on dog food safety

Weighty issues on dog food safety

Researchers uncover role of ROS in clearing dead cells

Researchers uncover role of ROS in clearing dead cells

Mother's milk found to have SWAT team of immune cells

Mother's milk found to have SWAT team of immune cells

Therapeutic RNA corrects error in genetic processing that leads to familial dysautonomia

Therapeutic RNA corrects error in genetic processing that leads to familial dysautonomia

Sweet potato-fortified bread may help fight vitamin A deficiency in Africa

Sweet potato-fortified bread may help fight vitamin A deficiency in Africa

Western diets promote bacterial growth in the small intestine, increase fat digestion and absorption

Western diets promote bacterial growth in the small intestine, increase fat digestion and absorption

UA researchers aim to predict and prevent fatal disease in premature babies

UA researchers aim to predict and prevent fatal disease in premature babies

Low-cost deworming drug improves female farmers' physical fitness

Low-cost deworming drug improves female farmers' physical fitness

Pancreatitis risk in minorities linked to alcohol, gallstones and high triglycerides

Pancreatitis risk in minorities linked to alcohol, gallstones and high triglycerides

Farm waste may be contributing to spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Farm waste may be contributing to spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Dietary fats play varied roles in disease

Dietary fats play varied roles in disease

Specific small-bowel microbes regulate digestion and absorption of fats, study shows

Specific small-bowel microbes regulate digestion and absorption of fats, study shows

Using the Microbiome to Predict the Risk of Cirrhosis-Associated Hospitalization

Using the Microbiome to Predict the Risk of Cirrhosis-Associated Hospitalization

Acid-suppressing medicines and antibiotics in infancy linked to later allergic disease risk

Acid-suppressing medicines and antibiotics in infancy linked to later allergic disease risk

Vagus nerve stimulation accelerates motor skill recovery after stroke

Vagus nerve stimulation accelerates motor skill recovery after stroke

Researchers develop wearable system to monitor electrical activity in the stomach over 24 hours

Researchers develop wearable system to monitor electrical activity in the stomach over 24 hours

New blood test promises to eliminate guesswork in heart attack diagnosis

New blood test promises to eliminate guesswork in heart attack diagnosis

Streamlined workflow could pave way for simple blood test to study cancer heterogeneity in liquid biopsy

Streamlined workflow could pave way for simple blood test to study cancer heterogeneity in liquid biopsy

Wine polyphenols may be good for oral health

Wine polyphenols may be good for oral health

Organ chip technology improves study of the intestine for personalized medicine

Organ chip technology improves study of the intestine for personalized medicine