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guts

(gəts)
1. n. courage; bravado. It takes guts to do something like that.
2. n. the belly; the intestines. I’ve got some kind of pain in the guts.
3. n. the inner workings of anything. There’s something wrong in the guts of this clock.
4. n. the essence of something. Let’s discuss the real guts of this issue.
See also: gut
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Professor Denu and his colleagues suggest the study helped to prove that metabolites that are produced by microbes in the gut when fed a plant-based diet are the major communicators to the epigenome.
But the new work pushes that effort further because it shows how stem cells, when mixed with immune and connective tissue cells, can grow into normal gut tissue around the scaffold and function inside a living mammal.
Gareau uses specialized breeds of mice, and also mice that have been bred and raised to be germ free, to observe the effect of manipulation of the gut microbiome on behavior.
Collectively, these microorganisms are referred to as the gut microbiome.
They found that specific members of the Bacteroidetes phylum were able to enter the guts of Ob mice, settling into otherwise unoccupied niches.
Commensal gut bacteria supply nutrients, help metabolize indigestible compounds, and defend against colonization by nonnative opportunistic pathogens.
Become a whole leader--a leader who demonstrates head, heart and guts.
I went to the area, and I found a large gut pile [where the moose bodies had been sighted]," Swanson explains.
Worryingly, the research revealed that only 25 per cent of people surveyed would recognise the symptoms of a 'serious' gut disorder, and over half would fail to seek medical help for the majority of key symptoms of digestive disorder.
If so, a tiny, fun, 96-page motivational book, The 8-Minute Guts Builder (Simon & Schuster; $12.
Her recent films, Kill Road (16 mm, 14 minutes, 2003) and Machine Guts (Super 8, 3 minutes, 2002), are her strongest to date and signal a maturing artist.
sakazakii from the guts of larvae of the stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans, demonstrating an environmental reservoir for E.
Previous work showed that relative gut length in these species generally follows the expectation that carnivores have shorter guts than herbivores and omnivores have guts of intermediate length.
Like Quentin Tarantino and Billy Bob Thornton before him, filmmaker Joe Carnahan has created a hoped-for starmaking vehicle for himself in ``Blood Guts Bullets & Octane.
Sleepers Guts is described in the program as "A Piece by the Frankfurt Ballet," and the choreography is credited to ten dancers, as well as to Forsythe.