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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.
Identification of 'Hodor' in the gut lining highlights potential way to curb mosquito populations

Identification of 'Hodor' in the gut lining highlights potential way to curb mosquito populations

Gut bacteria can boost effectiveness of cancer immunotherapy, mice study suggests

Gut bacteria can boost effectiveness of cancer immunotherapy, mice study suggests

Study shows the importance of normal feeding for maintaining oral and gut microbiota

Study shows the importance of normal feeding for maintaining oral and gut microbiota

New discovery will change our understanding of bile production

New discovery will change our understanding of bile production

Specific gut bacteria may predict development of pulmonary arterial hypertension

Specific gut bacteria may predict development of pulmonary arterial hypertension

Eating a big breakfast may prevent obesity and high blood sugar, study suggests

Eating a big breakfast may prevent obesity and high blood sugar, study suggests

Ancient primate microbiomes may yield more information about human development

Ancient primate microbiomes may yield more information about human development

Plant-based diets improve heart health via the gut microbiome

Plant-based diets improve heart health via the gut microbiome

Stress in kids could have long term genetic consequences finds study

Stress in kids could have long term genetic consequences finds study

Adaptive gut microbiome of ancient humans could have been critical for evolution

Adaptive gut microbiome of ancient humans could have been critical for evolution

Novel melatonin receptor molecules potentially address circadian rhythm disturbances

Novel melatonin receptor molecules potentially address circadian rhythm disturbances

New technology distinguishes between two progressive neurodegenerative diseases

New technology distinguishes between two progressive neurodegenerative diseases

Gut bacteria help regulate contraction and relaxation of colon muscles

Gut bacteria help regulate contraction and relaxation of colon muscles

Princeton researchers find link between microbes and cancers in threatened California foxes

Princeton researchers find link between microbes and cancers in threatened California foxes

UH professor examines life cycle of drug-resistant persister cells in recurrent infections

UH professor examines life cycle of drug-resistant persister cells in recurrent infections

Research opens the door to healthier white bread

Research opens the door to healthier white bread

Researchers identify potential target in the fight against MERS

Researchers identify potential target in the fight against MERS

Taming pathogens with mucus and phages

Taming pathogens with mucus and phages

Researchers identify liver fibrosis ‘off switch’ in mice

Researchers identify liver fibrosis ‘off switch’ in mice

Gut microbiome linked to behavioral problems in children

Gut microbiome linked to behavioral problems in children