What Are Digestive Enzymes?

What Are Digestive Enzymes

Enzymes help the body’s reactions happen easier and faster than if the enzymes weren’t present. While we have enzymes enabling chemical reactions throughout the cells of our bodies, not all enzymes are the same. So, what are digestive enzymes? What is the digestive enzymes definition? Digestive enzymes occur naturally in saliva, stomach juices, and intestinal…

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Study Reveals the Mapping of the Human Immune System

Immune System

In a recent 2020 paper published in Science, researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Newcastle University, and Ghent University, Belgium, mapped thymus tissue throughout the human lifespan. They were looking to better understand how T cells, which are human immune cells, are produced by the thymus gland. T cells are released from the thymus gland and enter the…

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New Study Shows Microbiome Influences Antibody Production


Because the microbiota is so complex, containing hundreds of different bacterial species, it was not known how the presence of microbes in the intestine shaped the antibodies that are present even before we are challenged by an infection. Researchers have now shown how beneficial microbes reprogram white blood B cells that produce antibodies and how…

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