Exploring the mechanisms behind swallowing

Sensory cells in the vagus nerve can detect and locate food in the esophagus. Their signals help transport the food onward to the stomach. Signal failure leads to swallowing disorders, say a team led by

Examining the secrets of the microbiome

You’re more microbe than human, at least by the numbers. The human body has about 37 trillion cells, but it’s home to many more microbes—the gut alone has 100 trillion of them. Swimming and squirming

Pregnancies With Sjögrens Are Largely Safe

Pregnant women with Sjögren’s syndrome have pregnancy outcomes similar to those of the general population, according to the first study to prospectively track pregnancy outcomes among people with the autoimmune condition. Dr Lisa Sammaritano “Most