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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.
Specific gene that could be responsible for metabolic diseases

Specific gene that could be responsible for metabolic diseases

Transportation of prion protein across the intestinal mucosa of scrapie-susceptible and scrapie-resistant sheep

Transportation of prion protein across the intestinal mucosa of scrapie-susceptible and scrapie-resistant sheep

New evidence questions the simple link between prion proteins and vCJD

New evidence questions the simple link between prion proteins and vCJD

A map of recent positive selection in the human genome

A map of recent positive selection in the human genome

A map of recent positive selection in the human genome

A map of recent positive selection in the human genome

New diabetes form found by Norwegian researchers

New diabetes form found by Norwegian researchers

Reduced rates of lung function decline in cystic fibrosis clinical study patients

Reduced rates of lung function decline in cystic fibrosis clinical study patients

How protein-enriched meals decrease hunger and reduce eating

How protein-enriched meals decrease hunger and reduce eating

Growth hormone illegal for off-label anti-aging use

Growth hormone illegal for off-label anti-aging use

Significant step forward in the genome era

Significant step forward in the genome era

Newly discovered hormone plays an important role in the digestion of fat, cholesterol, and fat-soluble vitamins

Newly discovered hormone plays an important role in the digestion of fat, cholesterol, and fat-soluble vitamins

High fat foods can soothe inflammation

High fat foods can soothe inflammation

Protein secreted by the dog hookworm may advance vaccine development in humans

Protein secreted by the dog hookworm may advance vaccine development in humans

Seaweed extract, alginate, could be used to increase the fibre content of junk food

Seaweed extract, alginate, could be used to increase the fibre content of junk food

Oxytocin and ingestive behavior

Oxytocin and ingestive behavior

Broccoli may help prevent bladder cancer

Broccoli may help prevent bladder cancer

Multiple rare mutations within a single gene may increase risk for autism

Multiple rare mutations within a single gene may increase risk for autism

How oxytocin (OT) modulates eating and digestion

How oxytocin (OT) modulates eating and digestion

Pineapple stems that show anti-tumour activity

Pineapple stems that show anti-tumour activity

Scientists watch agents of brain-wasting diseases invade and move within brain cells

Scientists watch agents of brain-wasting diseases invade and move within brain cells