digestive tracts

‘Gut bugs help in getting more from food’


September 13th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Some of the food we consume is shared with microbes populating our digestive tracts and they promote the absorption of dietary fats in the intestine leading ... Read more...

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Why babies digest milk more effectively than adults


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A new study has pointed out that infants are more efficient at digesting milk than adults due to a difference in the strains of bacteria that dominate their ... Read more...

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Mexico dog owners urged to dispose pets’ excreta


August 16th, 2010 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 15 (IANS/EFE) The Mexico City government has urged dog owners to remove their pets' excreta from roads when they take them out as it was spreading a foul smell ... Read more...

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Obesity Surgery Might Be Effective In Controlling Diabetes


July 8th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Los Angeles, July 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) If belong to the category of people who can't shed the extra kilos while suffering from escalating sugar levels, then opting for an obesity ... Read more...

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How dangerous food-borne pathogen evades body’s defenses


May 14th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Stanford University School of Medicine investigators have deciphered how Listeria monocytogenes, a dangerous food-borne pathogen, slips through the intestine's defenses and causes disease.This bacterial strain thrives in salty ... Read more...

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Some gorillas may eat monkeys


March 6th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 6 (ANI): A recent study that found monkey DNA in the feces of wild African mountain gorillas, has hinted that some gorilla species eat monkeys, and are not entirely ... Read more...

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Predator can protect coffee plantations from pest


January 27th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) There is good news for coffee lovers and growers worldwide. A predator that eliminates the devastating coffee berry borer, a harmful pest, has been discovered in Africa. Juliana ... Read more...

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Earthworms can change chemical nature of carbon in forests


October 28th, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): A new study by Purdue University researchers has determined that earthworms can change the chemical nature of the carbon in forest litter and soils, potentially affecting the ... Read more...

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Absence of specialized cells linked to asthma, allergies


July 17th, 2008 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Researchers from NYU School of Medicine have revealed that asthma and other allergies are tied to absence of specialized cells that block allergic reactions.The researchers have identified ... Read more...

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Chimps eat dirt and leaves to fight off malaria


February 20th, 2008 - 2:24 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): A new study has discovered that chimpanzees can fight off malaria by swallowing mouthfuls of dirt and leaves, which act as self-medication for the animals.According to a report ... Read more...

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Fish also help in seed dispersal in forests


February 6th, 2008 - 3:58 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 6 (ANI): A new research has revealed that fish have a remarkable role in distributing the seeds of tropical plants.The research was carried out in Brazil's Pantanal, the largest freshwater ... Read more...

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