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Scientists engineer human stomach for research

Cincinnati - 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.

Fighting back against stomach bacterium Helicobacter pylori

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.

Giant hairball cut out from woman's stomach

Phoenix - A 38-year-old woman in the U.S. has had a giant 15 centimeter hairball removed from her stomach. This rare event is known as the Rapunzel syndrome.

Man swallows 40 knives, receives surgery to remove them

Amritsar - 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.

Science helps solve stomach ulcers in cattle

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.

Lab creates first human stomach tissue in a dish

Cincinnati - Researchers have created three-dimensional human stomach tissue in a laboratory by using stem cells. The living tissue can be used to develop treatments against diseases like cancer.

Gambling on an empty stomach may be a good idea

A new study has claimed that people make better decisions on an empty stomach, and this includes decisions relating to gambling.

Bacteria linked to intestinal disorders

Yale - 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.

Ulcer-forming bacteria make stomach injuries worse

Researchers have shown that the ulcer-forming bacteria Helicobacter pylori efficiently navigate to sites of injury within the stomach, where they can do additional damage to the digestive organ.

Different diets affect gut bacteria

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.

Do we have a stomach clock?

A science study suggests that the nerves in the stomach act as a circadian clock, limiting food intake to specific times of the day, and acting as a type of ‘stomach clock’.

New therapeutic strategies for chronic diseases

With several chronic human diseases the immune system attacks normally beneficial bacteria in the gut, resulting in chronic inflammation and contributing to disease progression.

Stomach bug may influence diabetes

A stomach bacterium that is responsible for ulcers may also play a role in people developing diabetes. This is through the bacterium controlling body weight and glucose tolerance.

80 pound cyst found in woman's stomach

A woman who had gained weight throughout the years finally found out that an 80 pound cyst inside her stomach was the reason behind the weight gain.

Man has about 2.2 pounds of metal objects removed from stomach

A man had about 2.2 pounds of metal removed from his stomach during an emergency operation in the Peruvian city of Cajamarca.

Doctors successfully removed 4-ft iron rod from child’s belly

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.

Woman Wins Lawsuit, Gauze Left Inside Stomach

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.

Stolen wedding ring found in culprit's stomach

Almost two years after it was stolen, doctors find a wedding ring in the stomach of a patient.

Got Milk? Not if you lived in the Stone Age

New research suggest that people living during the Stone Age were lactose intolerant. I wonder if we need to check with the 'Geico Caveman' about this one.


30 different people that influenced my life were painted one on top of another on my torso. I either painted a picture of the person or an object that represents the person.

I feel so bloated

Ever wonder what you ate that made you feel so bloated?

Sea Coral Hope For Fighting Gastroenteritis

Just another reason to take care of this planet and everything in Nature...

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