Gastrointestinal Motility : NIDDK

Gastrointestinal Motility

Investigators supported by the Gastrointestinal Motility Program focus their research on the structure of gastrointestinal muscles, the biochemistry of contractile processes and mechanochemical energy conversion relations between metabolism and contractility in smooth muscle, the extrinsic control of digestive tract motility, and the fluid mechanics of gastrointestinal flow. Other studies and areas of interest include the actions of drugs on gastrointestinal motility; intestinal obstruction; and diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome (functional digestive disorders), colonic diverticular disease, swallowing disorders, and gastroesophageal reflux.

For more information, contact: Dr. Frank Hamilton, Gastrointestinal Mucosa and Immunology Program Director. 

National Commission on Digestive Diseases

The Director of the NIH, Dr. Elias A. Zerhouni, has established a National Commission on Digestive Diseases based on the mutual interest in advancing digestive diseases research shared by the NIH and the Congress.

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