How rotavirus causes severe gastrointestinal disease

Rotavirus is a major cause of diarrhea and vomiting, especially in children, that results in approximately 128,000 deaths annually. The virus triggers the disease by infecting enterocyte cells in the small intestine, but only a fraction of the susceptible cells has the virus. In the mid-90s, scientists proposed that the small portion of infected cells promotes severe disease by sending […]

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Algae shown to improve gastrointestinal health

A widespread, fast-growing plant called Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is famous in scientific laboratories due to its position as the world’s most exhaustively studied algae. For decades, the green, single-celled organism, which primarily grows in wet soil, has served as a model species for research topics spanning from algae-based biofuels to plant evolution. While other species of algae have been used as […]

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Ashley Graham Just Shared The TMI Reasons She Gets Colonics on Instagram

Ashley Graham posted a series of Instagram stories just before a colon cleanse. The model had her colonic therapist share three reasons why they’re helpful. Ashley’s colonic therapist said the treatment can reduce inflammation, but docs say otherwise. Ashley Graham has no problem keeping it real on Instagram. The model and body-positivity advocate just shared a behind-the-scenes video of herself […]

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