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Compound useful for studying birth defects may also have anti-tumor properties

In an interesting bit of scientific serendipity, researchers at North Carolina State University have found that a chemical compound useful for studying the origins of intestinal birth defects may also inhibit the growth and spread of cancerous tumor...

Stem cells turned into complex, functioning intestinal tissue in lab

CINCINNATI -- For the first time, scientists have created functioning human intestinal tissue in the laboratory from pluripotent stem cells. In a study posted online Dec. 12 by Nature, scientists from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center...

Listeria clever at finding its way into bloodstream, causing sickness

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Pathogenic listeria tricks intestinal cells into helping it pass through those cells to make people ill, and, if that doesn't work, the bacteria simply goes around the cells, according to a Purdue University study. Arun ...

Intriguing viral link to intestinal cancer in mice

More than 50% of adults in the United States test positive for human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection. For most people, infection produces no symptoms and results in the virus persisting in the body for a long time. HCMV infects many cell types in t...

Researchers develop oral delivery system to treat inflammatory bowel diseases

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University have developed a novel approach for delivering small bits of genetic material into the body to improve the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases. Delivering short strands o...

Swine researchers seek answers to fiber’s low digestibility

As interest grows in feeding distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to growing pigs, many questions are being asked about the digestibility of this alternative feed option. "Previous research shows that while the amount of energy in DDGS is ...

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