Scientists have successfully grown functional stomach and intestinal tissues. This has been created to study diseases and new drugs, and looking at the interactions between health and disease.
The bacterium Helicobacter pylori is linked with the formation of ulcers; there is also growing evidence with its connection to stomach cancer. In order to tackle the bacterium scientists have used neutrons to block the bacterium's metabolism.
A policeman in India developed a taste for swallowing blades. As a result, he was admitted to the hospital a few days ago. It turned out he had 40 knives in his stomach and they had to be removed.
Researchers looking into whether stomach ulcers in cattle are related to the presence of certain bacteria (as is the case with humans). They found that this not the case. This could lead to alternative treatments for livestock.
A group of bacteria have been identified as triggers that drive inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The research has come about from studies on patients' intestinal immune responses.
Different diets can alter the microbial makeup of the human gastro-intestinal tract, and change the behavior of those bacteria. Researchers have examined the differences between a largely meat and vegan diet.
Doctors successfully removed a four-foot (1.2 meter) iron rod from the belly of a three-year-old boy in Ranchi, India. The rod was reportedly pierced through his stomach when he was playing Holi on the terrace of his house.
When a woman went into a Broward hospital to give birth to her child, she left with her baby, but they must have thought she was a cracker jack box, because they left a prize inside. A foot-long piece of gauze cloth inside her.