Medical research

Gut epithelium muscles up against infection

To maximize absorption of nutrients from the diet, the intestinal mucous membrane has a large surface area. However, this also makes it vulnerable to attack from aggressive gut microbes. A new study by Uppsala University ...

Biomedical technology

A 3D-printed artificial lung model

The warmer temperature and blooming flowers signal the arrival of spring. However, worries about respiratory diseases are also on the rise due to fine dust and viruses. The lung, which is vital to breathing, is rather challenging ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Wisdom, loneliness and your intestinal multitude

The evolving science of wisdom rests on the idea that wisdom's defined traits correspond to distinct regions of the brain, and that greater wisdom translates into greater happiness and life satisfaction while being less wise ...

Pediatrics

Can the right probiotic work for breast milk-fed babies?

Probiotics—those bacteria that are good for your digestive tract—are short-lived, rarely taking residence or colonizing the gut. But a new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis, finds that in breast ...

Neuroscience

Using AI to map how the brain understands sentences

Have you ever wondered why you are able to hear a sentence and understand its meaning—given that the same words in a different order would have an entirely different meaning? New research involving neuroimaging and A.I., ...

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