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Gut Feeling

By | June 22, 2017

Sensory cells of the mouse intestine let the brain know if certain compounds are present by speaking directly to gut neurons via serotonin.

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Image of the Day: Imitation Intestines

By | March 13, 2017

This 3-D model of human intestinal cells could help scientists develop new antimicrobial drugs and therapeutics.

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A new anatomical view of the mesentery, which surrounds the lower abdomen, suggests that it should be considered the human body’s 79th organ.

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Researchers are using the tissue, synthesized with human pluripotent stem cells and implanted into mice, to study a rare form of Hirschprung’s disease.

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Looking for Loners

By | December 1, 2015

A new algorithm opens doors for detecting rare cell types in mRNA sequencing.

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Growing Human Guts in Mice

By | January 12, 2015

Researchers make more progress toward growing human intestines in mice, paving the way for better models of intestinal function and failure.

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Radiation-Fighting Drug

By | May 16, 2014

A hydroxylase inhibitor that prolongs the action of a gut-protective protein shows promise in mice as a treatment for radiation poisoning.

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