Intestine
Probiotics Prevent Cholera in Animal Models
Probiotics Prevent Cholera in Animal Models
Ruth Williams | Jun 13, 2018
Two different types of bacteria—one genetically engineered and one from cheese—defend animal intestines from Vibrio cholerae infection.  
Image of the Day: Fragile Fly 
Image of the Day: Fragile Fly 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 7, 2017
Researchers examine the effects on the fruit fly intestine of the protein responsible for Fragile X syndrome in humans. 
Catalog of the Small Intestine Reveals New Cell Subtypes
Catalog of the Small Intestine Reveals New Cell Subtypes
Kerry Grens | Nov 8, 2017
Single-cell analyses from mouse samples detail the changes in cell distribution during infections.
Gut Feeling
Gut Feeling
Ruth Williams | Jun 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.
Image of the Day: Imitation Intestines
Image of the Day: Imitation Intestines
The Scientist Staff | Mar 12, 2017
This 3-D model of human intestinal cells could help scientists develop new antimicrobial drugs and therapeutics.
Little-Known Gut Membrane Should Be Called a New Organ, Researchers Argue
Little-Known Gut Membrane Should Be Called a New Organ, Researchers Argue
Ben Andrew Henry | Jan 5, 2017
A new anatomical view of the mesentery, which surrounds the lower abdomen, suggests that it should be considered the human body’s 79th organ.
Scientists Grow Intestinal Tissues With Functional Nerves In The Lab
Scientists Grow Intestinal Tissues With Functional Nerves In The Lab
Joshua A. Krisch | Nov 23, 2016
Researchers are using the tissue, synthesized with human pluripotent stem cells and implanted into mice, to study a rare form of Hirschprung’s disease.
Looking for Loners
Looking for Loners
Karen Zusi | Dec 1, 2015
A new algorithm opens doors for detecting rare cell types in mRNA sequencing.
Growing Human Guts in Mice
Growing Human Guts in Mice
Jef Akst | Jan 12, 2015
Researchers make more progress toward growing human intestines in mice, paving the way for better models of intestinal function and failure.
Radiation-Fighting Drug
Radiation-Fighting Drug
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | 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.