3-D scans reveal deep-sea anglerfish's huge final meal (w/ Video)
Museum imaging experts discover that an anglerfish in the collections ate a fish twice its length, giving it an enormous expanded stomach.
Stomach cells naturally revert to stem cells
New research has shown that the stomach naturally produces more stem cells than previously realized, likely for repair of injuries from infections, digestive fluids and the foods we eat.
Scientists uncover secrets of starfish's bizarre feeding mechanism
Scientists have identified a molecule that enables starfish to carry out one of the most remarkable forms of feeding in the natural world.
Co-founder of Russia's biggest search engine dies
(AP)—Russia's largest search engine, Yandex, says its co-founder Ilya Segalovich has died. He was 48.
Polymers could help enzymes treat diseases
The floppy protein: When being out of shape finally pays off
(Phys.org) —A protein that acts as a chaperone and escorts pathogenic bacteria through the acid bath of the human stomach actually needs to lose its shape in order to work.
Biologist: Dolphin in NY canal was sickly and old
(AP)—A marine biologist says an aging dolphin that was stranded in a polluted New York canal and died there was ill and might not have survived anywhere.
Clogged pores for increased effectiveness: Whey protein stabilizes nanotransporter, controls pH-dependent drug release
(Phys.org)—How can pharmaceuticals be safely carried through the acidic environment of the stomach and into the intestines? A team of Canadian and Australian researchers has developed a novel nanotransporter ...
Keep your dog safe during hectic holiday season: expert
(HealthDay)—Christmas can be a stressful and dangerous time for dogs, according to the American Kennel Club.
X-rays pinpoint drug target for Helicobacter pylori
(Phys.org)—Experiments at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have revealed a potential new way to attack common stomach bacteria that cause ulcers and significantly ...
Location, location, location: Membrane 'residence' gives proteases novel abilities
Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered a new mode of action for enzymes immersed in cellular membranes. Their experiments suggest that instead of recognizing and clipping proteins based on sequences of ...
Kids still swallowing magnets despite warning labels
(HealthDay)— Warning labels do little to prevent children from swallowing high-powered magnets that can tear holes in the stomach and bowel and cause severe, life-threatening complications, a new study ...
US beaches laden with sewage, bacteria: study
US beaches can be dirty places, making about 3.5 million people sick each year from sewage in the water, said an annual study Wednesday that rates American beaches by how dirty they are.
Atomic-resolution view of a receptor reveals how stomach bacterium avoids acid
University of Oregon scientists have discovered how the bacterium Helicobacter pylori navigates through the acidic stomach, opening up new possibilities to inactivate its disease-causing ability without using ...