Tag: gut

Your Health: Barrett’s Esophagus

Your Health: Barrett’s Esophagus

Barrett’s esophagus, I usually describe as cells in the esophagus after chronic acid reflux, start to change and turn into pre-cancerous cells. The population that’s most affected by Barrett’s esophagus are white, Caucasian males, over the age of fifty. The hard part about screening for Barrett’s esophagus is that most

Cockroach dissection – Digestive system

Cockroach dissection – Digestive system

These are a cockroach’s dissected mouthparts. Their mouth organs, the maxilla, mandibles, and labium, are used to taste food and handle food pieces. Cockroaches use their mandibles, or jaws, to bite and chew their food. From the mouth organs, the food passes into the foregut, or esophagus. The foregut opens

Why Can’t I Poop When I Travel?

Why Can’t I Poop When I Travel?

[♪ INTRO] It’s happened to the best of us: You’re in the middle of a long-awaited vacation only to realize… you haven’t pooped in days. And when you do try to go… it’s just not happening. Congratulations: You are experiencing traveler’s constipation. It’s why I don’t go places. It’s the

Mechanisms regulating the gut-liver axis during health and disease

Mechanisms regulating the gut-liver axis during health and disease

Our lab mainly focuses on understanding the mechanism regulating the communications in the liver and the gut which is essential to maintain metabolic health and to prevent disease. So the liver is the main metabolic organ of the body that synthesizes very important molecules for the whole body function like

What Exactly Does Cholera Do To Your Body?

What Exactly Does Cholera Do To Your Body?

If you’ve played the Oregon Trail then you know cholera is a harrowing illness that killed many a’pioneer. But what exactly IS cholera and why are people still getting it? Hey there bankers from Boston and Carpenters from Ohio, Trace here for DNews. While many of us only know it

How Your Body Transforms On A Vegan Diet

How Your Body Transforms On A Vegan Diet

I’m Mic, and today: how your body transforms over time on a vegan diet. Now, I could just flash some success stories like how Tammy lost 70 pounds in two weeks on a vegan diet. Those stories are out there, but instead I want to be a little more intellectually

Poop Transplants!

Poop Transplants!

This ecology experiment is one of many that have demonstrated how ecosystems with many species tend to be more resilient than those with few species. We’re biased towards this particular grassland experiment because it’s run by one of our writers, but strength in numbers – species numbers! – is also

The Mind Gut Connection with Faith Dickerson, PhD, and Emeran Mayer, MD

The Mind Gut Connection with Faith Dickerson, PhD, and Emeran Mayer, MD

Kaitlin Luna: Welcome to Speaking of Psychology, a biweekly podcast from the American Psychological Association. I’m your host, Kaitlin Luna. The topic for this episode is the mind-gut connection. Is your gut a second brain? Emerging research is showing that our brains and our gastrointestinal systems maybe we’re connected than