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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.
New lab technique could spark a 'paradigm shift' in testing protein-based drugs

New lab technique could spark a 'paradigm shift' in testing protein-based drugs

Are we consuming microplastics through take-out food?

Are we consuming microplastics through take-out food?

Quinoa-based diet stabilizes blood sugar in older adults

Quinoa-based diet stabilizes blood sugar in older adults

O-linked sialoglycans affect SARS-CoV-2 spike cleavage

O-linked sialoglycans affect SARS-CoV-2 spike cleavage

Researchers identify a genetic defect in alveolar macrophages that causes lung disease

Researchers identify a genetic defect in alveolar macrophages that causes lung disease

Gut commensal bacteria promote the development of virus-induced cancer by suppressing the immune system

Gut commensal bacteria promote the development of virus-induced cancer by suppressing the immune system

Scientists develop a model human gut microbiome

Scientists develop a model human gut microbiome

Vagus nerve stimulation can strengthen the communication between stomach and brain within minutes

Vagus nerve stimulation can strengthen the communication between stomach and brain within minutes

In vivo imaging of α-synuclein aggregates in the brains of living patients with multiple system atrophy

In vivo imaging of α-synuclein aggregates in the brains of living patients with multiple system atrophy

Researchers report the effects of a common Japanese herbal remedy on colitis

Researchers report the effects of a common Japanese herbal remedy on colitis

Human intestine-on-a-chip for modeling intestinal injury associated with a pediatric inflammatory disorder

Human intestine-on-a-chip for modeling intestinal injury associated with a pediatric inflammatory disorder

Scientists develop a novel, highly-efficient sample preparation method for single-cell proteomics

Scientists develop a novel, highly-efficient sample preparation method for single-cell proteomics

New research unravels why breastmilk-fed preemies are healthier than formula-fed infants

New research unravels why breastmilk-fed preemies are healthier than formula-fed infants

Gut microbe response to digestion may help explain cardiovascular disease risk related with red meat intake

Gut microbe response to digestion may help explain cardiovascular disease risk related with red meat intake

Study reveals a direct connection between the vagus nerve and learning centers of the brain

Study reveals a direct connection between the vagus nerve and learning centers of the brain

Pigment epithelium-derived factor ablations may lead to eye aging

Pigment epithelium-derived factor ablations may lead to eye aging

DNA may act as nutritional source for E. coli

DNA may act as nutritional source for E. coli

Analyzing whether SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid and spike proteins stimulate dendritic or γδ T cells

Analyzing whether SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid and spike proteins stimulate dendritic or γδ T cells

The potential of circular RNA COVID-19 vaccines

The potential of circular RNA COVID-19 vaccines