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Stem Cells

One step closer to gut repair

The use of adult-tissue stem cells to treat gastrointestinal diseases holds much promise. A method for in vitro growth of gut stem cells and their use in repairing damaged intestines in mice has been described.

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Figure 1: Fixing a damaged intestine.


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Shaker, A., Rubin, D. One step closer to gut repair. Nature 485, 181–182 (2012).

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