Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have built a flexible sensor that adheres to the lining of the stomach or intestine and measures the rhythmic contractions of the digestive tract.
Such sensors can help doctors to diagnose digestive disorders that impair the motility of the digestive tract. Further, they can be used to measure the food intake in patients treated for obesity.
These flexible sensors are based on piezoelectric materials, which generate a current and voltag
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, today approved a new treatment, the Remede System for moderate to severe central sleep apnoea. It is a battery operated device that is surgically implanted in the chest to stimulate the phrenic nerve, which in turn sends signals to the diaphragm and restores normal breathing in such patients.
Sleep apnoea is a disorder that causes one or more pauses in breathing lasting from few seconds t
Colorectal cancer, the cancer that originates in the colon or rectum, is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States. A plethora of studies have established a link between consumption of high-fat diet and increased risk of colorectal cancer, but the mechanism of this association was till now obscure.
As reported in the journal, Stem Cell Reports, researchers from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio have unfolded this mechanism. In a study that utilized mice as the models, researchers
Eating healthy and nutritious food keeps us healthy. However, sedentary lifestyle and switching to processed and fast foods have made obesity a popularized condition. A current mouse study, lead by Kelle H. Moley, published online in the journal Cell Reports has come up with a novel finding that a mother’s obesity leads to later obesity and other metabolic abnormalities in upcoming generations. Women following a Western diet develop metabolic and genetic abnormalities even before pregnancy whi