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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.
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

New algorithm shortens drug discovery times from years to months

New algorithm shortens drug discovery times from years to months

Gut bacteria play key role in regulating abdominal pain, mice study finds

Gut bacteria play key role in regulating abdominal pain, mice study finds

Research suggests how malformed proteins linked to Parkinson’s could spread from the gut to the brain

Research suggests how malformed proteins linked to Parkinson’s could spread from the gut to the brain

Researchers discover molecular signaling circuit that regulates autophagy

Researchers discover molecular signaling circuit that regulates autophagy

MGH scientists show how Shigella survives journey from mouth to the colon

MGH scientists show how Shigella survives journey from mouth to the colon

Cognitive behavioral therapy can help cure many common phobias

Cognitive behavioral therapy can help cure many common phobias

Fennel effective in management of postmenopause symptoms, study shows

Fennel effective in management of postmenopause symptoms, study shows

Ginger has beneficial effects against metabolic syndrome

Ginger has beneficial effects against metabolic syndrome

New research could lead to earlier diagnosis and better management of inflammatory bowel disease

New research could lead to earlier diagnosis and better management of inflammatory bowel disease

Long periods of physiological stress can change composition of intestinal microbiota in soldiers

Long periods of physiological stress can change composition of intestinal microbiota in soldiers

Experts highlight need for further research on differences between milk proteins

Experts highlight need for further research on differences between milk proteins

Study provides preliminary evidence that Parkinson's disease may start in the gut

Study provides preliminary evidence that Parkinson's disease may start in the gut

Johns Hopkins study shows that healthy adult gut loses and regenerates nerve cells

Johns Hopkins study shows that healthy adult gut loses and regenerates nerve cells