Artificial Gut to Help Human Digestion

Society | November 10, 2006, Friday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0

UK scientists have created an artificial stomach to simulate human digestion, BBC informed.

The Institute of Food Research hopes it will aid the development of new super-foods by revealing how they are broken down in the gut.

The device, made from sophisticated plastics and metals, can withstand the corrosive gut acids and enzymes, and can be fed real food.

It mimics both the physical and chemical reactions that take place during digestion - and can even vomit.

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