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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.
Cellular self-digestion process plays role in development of autoimmune diseases

Cellular self-digestion process plays role in development of autoimmune diseases

Scientists find link between physical contact and gut bacteria in red-bellied lemurs

Scientists find link between physical contact and gut bacteria in red-bellied lemurs

Changes in microbiome due to antibiotic exposure may increase risk for inflammatory bowel disease

Changes in microbiome due to antibiotic exposure may increase risk for inflammatory bowel disease

Chromatrap introduces easy-to-use range of DNA kits for molecular biology applications

Chromatrap introduces easy-to-use range of DNA kits for molecular biology applications

Gut bacteria may influence the response to certain cancer therapies finds study

Gut bacteria may influence the response to certain cancer therapies finds study

Discovery of novel mechanism in the gut microbiome has implications for people with IBD

Discovery of novel mechanism in the gut microbiome has implications for people with IBD

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