In a groundbreaking hypothesis published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology, gastroenterologist Brennan Spiegel suggests that irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may be triggered by the body’s inability to manage gravity. According to Spiegel, when our body’s usual management of gravity fails, it can lead to motility issues and bacterial overgrowth in the intestines. He believes that the gut’s nervous system, which evolved in a world of gravity, may over-predict G-force threats, causing abdominal discomfort and symptoms associated with IBS. Spiegel’s hypothesis provides a unifying framework for the varied explanations of IBS and highlights the potential benefits of physical therapy and exercise in managing the condition. The gravity hypothesis also offers insights into related disorders such as chronic fatigue syndrome and may pave the way for new research and treatment approaches.
Women with PCOS are more likely to have body image concerns than women without PCOS. This is because PCOS can cause symptoms such as weight gain, acne, and hair growth on the face and body. These symptoms can lead to negative feelings about one’s appearance, which can impact a woman’s self-esteem and overall well-being.
A rapid HPLC-UV method was developed to simultaneously detect five fungicides (THR, EPO, HEX, TEB, and DIE) in various matrices. Peak shape and resolution were optimized through mobile phase composition, pH, buffer concentration, and column temperature. Method validation included linearity, sensitivity, precision, and accuracy. Forced degradation studies confirmed specificity and stability, while DNA interaction and […]
Dendritic cells are a type of immune cell that play a central role in the adaptive immune response. They are responsible for presenting antigens to T cells, which triggers the adaptive immune response. In other words, they teach T cells how to recognize and respond to foreign invaders. Dendritic cells are found in all tissues […]