Validation of an In Vitro Digestive System

submitted by: KopfBolanz
The digestive process transforms nutrients and bioactive compounds contained in food to physiologically active compounds. In vitro digestion systems have proven to be powerful tools for understanding and monitoring the complex transformation processes that take place during digestion. Moreover, the investigation of the physiological effects of certain nutrients demands an in vitro digestive process that is close to human physiology. In this study, human digestion was simulated with a 3-step...
Authors: KA Kopf-Bolanz, F Schwander, M Gijs, G Vergères, R Portmann, L Egger

Targeted Drug Melts Fat in Obese Monkeys

submitted by: mdanderson
An anti-obesity drug that homes in on and destroys blood vessels that support fat reduced the weight of obese rhesus monkeys by 11 percent in one month. It also trimmed their waistlines by eradicating 27 percent of their abdominal fat. Obesity raises a person's risk for developing breast, ovarian, prostate, colon and other cancers and also hinders treatment for cancer patients. Scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center who developed the drug discuss results of the...

"What Makes Us Fat?"

submitted by: MCW_BBC

Research Day presentation by Dr. Michael Olivier on the genetics of obesity conducted at the Biotechnology & Bioengineering Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI USA.

Dissection -01- Skin and subcutaneous tissue of trunk and up

submitted by: scivee-team

Dissection of a human body: skin and subcutaneous tissue of trunk and upper thigh. Warning: content may be unsuitable for the faint hearted.