Colorized scanning electron micrograph of Salmonella bacteria in intestinal tissue
Gut Infections Help Shield Intestinal Neurons from Future Damage
In mice, a kind of immune memory appears to protect the cells against future harm, a finding that could provide insight into treatments for irritable bowel syndrome and other inflammatory digestive conditions.
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Gut Infections Help Shield Intestinal Neurons from Future Damage
Gut Infections Help Shield Intestinal Neurons from Future Damage

In mice, a kind of immune memory appears to protect the cells against future harm, a finding that could provide insight into treatments for irritable bowel syndrome and other inflammatory digestive conditions.

In mice, a kind of immune memory appears to protect the cells against future harm, a finding that could provide insight into treatments for irritable bowel syndrome and other inflammatory digestive conditions.

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A close-up of a fruit fly head with antenna clearly visible in front of its red eyes
Bacterial Infections Disrupt Flies’ Sense of Smell
Abby Olena | Jul 21, 2021
The temporary loss of olfaction stops the flies from eating any more of whatever it is that made them sick.
gamma delta t cell intestine gut mouse mice diet nutrient epithelial cell remodeling immune system
Mysterious Immune Cells Change the Gut Lining to Accommodate Diet
Annie Melchor | Apr 6, 2021
A study shows gamma-delta T cells in mice respond to shifts in nutrients by changing the cellular composition of the intestinal epithelium.
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Image of the Day: Gut Response
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 24, 2019
Immune functions in the mouse intestine differ by segment.
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Molecules Found in Ginger Remodel the Microbiome
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 1, 2019
Small RNA-containing particles in ginger root are found to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria and alleviate colitis in mouse guts.
immune cells in zebrafish gut
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.
Image of the Day: Goo for Growing Organoids
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 24, 2017
Scientists engineered a synthetic, nutrient-rich gel that feeds growing organoids as they mature from human pluripotent stem cells into 3-D bowels.
Image of the Day: Rainbow Gut
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 11, 2017
Rather than organizing into easily defined compartments, different microbes mix and intermingle within the mouse gut, scientists find.