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Real-Time Views of Gastrointestinal Motility

Bioengineers have found a way to visualize the action of the gastrointestinal tract in real-time, developing a non-invasive means to observe the wave-like muscle contractions that occur during peristalsis. According to the NIH Director’s blog, new technologies are needed to aid in diagnosis and treatment of the wide range of

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Researchers Quantify Years Of Lost Life Due To High BMI

People with body mass index (BMI) above 40 lose at least 6 1/2 years, on average, of expected life span, a study now shows. The number of years lost increases with the degree of obesity, reaching nearly 14 years for the most obese—those with a BMI above 55. The study

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