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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.
Extended culture of human pancreatic slices as a model to study regeneration of beta cells

Extended culture of human pancreatic slices as a model to study regeneration of beta cells

Chronic kidney disease medication doesn’t work, shows study

Chronic kidney disease medication doesn’t work, shows study

Structured 'cut-and-paste' design enables streamlined development of SARS-CoV-2 molecular probes

Structured 'cut-and-paste' design enables streamlined development of SARS-CoV-2 molecular probes

New, five-minute urine test measures the health of a person's diet

New, five-minute urine test measures the health of a person's diet

Brain-transportable soy derivate reduces memory degradation in mice

Brain-transportable soy derivate reduces memory degradation in mice

Using stem cells to study the developmental effects of Neandertal DNA

Using stem cells to study the developmental effects of Neandertal DNA

Scientists develop peptides that restore balance in gut bacteria and reverse atherosclerosis

Scientists develop peptides that restore balance in gut bacteria and reverse atherosclerosis

Study: Parasite infection closely linked to the make-up of gastrointestinal microbiome

Study: Parasite infection closely linked to the make-up of gastrointestinal microbiome

Early life antibiotic exposure linked to increased risk of childhood obesity

Early life antibiotic exposure linked to increased risk of childhood obesity

Neuroscientists trace brain-to-gut pathways

Neuroscientists trace brain-to-gut pathways

Innovative approach turns 'cold' tumors 'hot' to improve cancer immunotherapy

Innovative approach turns 'cold' tumors 'hot' to improve cancer immunotherapy

The Role of Microphysiological Systems for Oncology and Stem Cell Research

The Role of Microphysiological Systems for Oncology and Stem Cell Research

Viruses from stool can help fight obesity and type 2 diabetes

Viruses from stool can help fight obesity and type 2 diabetes

Salk scientists uncover surprising role of tuft cells in pancreatitis

Salk scientists uncover surprising role of tuft cells in pancreatitis

Study shows huge effect of obesity on pancreatic cancer development

Study shows huge effect of obesity on pancreatic cancer development

Bacterial metabolism of bile acids boosts generation of immune cells, study shows

Bacterial metabolism of bile acids boosts generation of immune cells, study shows

Mutated ATP1B gene a risk factor for Parkinson’s

Mutated ATP1B gene a risk factor for Parkinson’s

Discovery of novel brain-digestive link

Discovery of novel brain-digestive link

Research shows entire brain responds to the gut through neuronal connections

Research shows entire brain responds to the gut through neuronal connections

Antihypertensive drugs may protect against COVID-19 in heart patients

Antihypertensive drugs may protect against COVID-19 in heart patients