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Posts tagged intestines

October 16, 2003

 

Good Germs

Our bodies are full of bacteria. Believe it or not, that's not necessarily a bad thing. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

What Is Crohn’s Disease?

Today's Moment of Science is about Crohn's disease, its symptoms, cause, and treatment.

September 27, 2003

 

Stomache Growls

When our brain tells us its time to eat, a reflex kicks in that makes the stomach walls contract. The contractions cause the digested food in the intestine to move down towards the rectum.

September 27, 2003

 

Getting Fatter All the Time

For the most part fat is stored in the fat cells that compose fatty tissue. Think of a fat cell as a tiny plastic bag filled with a drop of fat. Interestingly, fat cells do not multiply.

September 27, 2003

 

Gas

This time on A Moment of Science, we discuss a rather delicate subject–gas (and we don’t mean the kind you put in your car). It’s normal and healthy to let out a little belch here and there after a meal. It’s just one of the ways the body gets rid of gas. You probably know […]

September 27, 2003

 

Mummies’ Curse

While the tombs of ancient Egyptian royalty do indeed bear curses calling down death and destruction on all who enter, tombs all over the world hold hidden perils for explorers, like Lord Carnarvon, who discovered King Tut’s tomb only to die suddenly shortly afterward.

September 27, 2003

 

Animal Scandals

Females also mate with more than one partner. Apparently doing this enables females to find partners with better genes or who are better providers.

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