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Study links certain metabolites to stem cell function in the intestine

August 22, 2019

MIT biologists have discovered an unexpected effect of a ketogenic, or fat-rich, diet: They showed that high levels…
Normal small intestine mucosa. Image credit: Ed Uthman via Flickr, CC BY 2.0
Scientists found a way to improve regeneration of intestine tissue

August 3, 2019

Time is not good for us. As we age, condition of our bodies start to decline right to…
New study reveals gut segments organized by function, and opportunities for better drug design

May 24, 2019

As food enters the intestine, it embarks on windy, lengthy journey. For most of the route, its surroundings…
New approach to treating gastrointestinal disease patches up leaky intestines

April 3, 2019

Doctors typically prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs to people suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis. These…
Biologists find a way to boost intestinal stem cell populations

April 1, 2019

Cells that line the intestinal tract are replaced every few days, a high rate of turnover that relies…
Researchers locate the body’s largest cell receptor

January 7, 2019

A giant toadstool that swallow up vitamins and nutrients in the intestines and kidneys. This is how the…
Intestines modify their cellular structure in response to diet

September 21, 2018

Body organs such as the intestine and ovaries undergo structural changes in response to dietary nutrients that can…
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