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Nutrition and Metabolism in Media
The Digestive System
Paul Andersen describes the major parts and macromolecules of the digestive system. A 9:39 minute YouTube video.
Anabolic and Catabolic Reactions
The definitions of anabolic and catabolic reactions in metabolism in a 3:57 minute YouTube video from thenewboston.
A 2:32 minute explanation of enzyme regulation in metabolism from Technology in Education.
Nutrition and Metabolism in the News
Do Your Gut Bacteria Influence Your Metabolism?
Researcher Jeffrey Gordon at Washington University talks about his 2013 study. A 12 minute audio file from Science Friday.
Gut Taste Mechanisms are Abnormal in Diabetes Sufferers
A recent study suggests that people who have diabetes type 2 have an abnormality in receptors in the small intestine, affecting feedback on the amount of glucose present. A 2013 article from e! Science News.
What Scientists Can See in Your Pee
Researchers at the University of Alberta have completed a seven years study of the more than 3000 metabolites that can be found in urine. The data should make it possible to do develop many more diagnostic tests than we have currently. A 2013 article from e! Science News.
Fun Interview with Mary Roach, Science Writer
Mary Roach is my favorite science writer, who is not afraid of tackling gross topics. Listen to an interview about her newest book, Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal. Earlier titles are Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers and Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex.