News tagged with large intestine

Stopping the worm from turning

Almost one in six people worldwide are infected by parasitic worms, while parasitic infections of livestock cause economic losses of billions of Euro per year. Resistance to the few drugs available to treat ...

Jun 04, 2013
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Brain Versus Gut: Our Inborn Food Fight

(PhysOrg.com) -- The relatively larger human brain makes us the most intelligent of the primates. But if we're so smart, how come we've eaten our way into an obesity epidemic? One reason is the relatively ...

Jul 05, 2010
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How the parasitic worm has turned

(PhysOrg.com) -- Parasites in the gut such as whipworm have an essential role in developing a healthy immune system, University of Manchester scientists have found.

Jun 14, 2010
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Bile sends mixed signals to E. coli

Bile secretions in the small intestine send signals to disease-causing gut bacteria allowing them to change their behaviour to maximise their chances of surviving, says Dr Steve Hamner, presenting his work ...

Mar 30, 2010
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