Molecules Found in Ginger Remodel the Microbiome
Molecules Found in Ginger Remodel the Microbiome
Small RNA-containing particles in ginger root are found to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria and alleviate colitis in mouse guts.
Molecules Found in Ginger Remodel the Microbiome
Molecules Found in Ginger Remodel the Microbiome

Small RNA-containing particles in ginger root are found to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria and alleviate colitis in mouse guts.

Small RNA-containing particles in ginger root are found to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria and alleviate colitis in mouse guts.

Intestine
Image of the Day: Blood and Guts
Image of the Day: Blood and Guts
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 13, 2018
Researchers find that stem cells in the human intestine may provide up to 10 percent of circulating blood cells.
Image of the Day: Gut Feeling
Image of the Day: Gut Feeling
Shawna Williams | Nov 28, 2018
An unusual population of immune cells appears to exist in zebrafish as well as mammals.
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.