Medical research

It takes cellular teamwork to heal the intestine

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have uncovered a more detailed picture of how the intestinal epithelium—the lining of the intestines—heals itself after infection with rotavirus. A meticulous single-cell analytical ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A new tool for studying COVID's impact on gut health

Most of us are familiar with COVID-19's hallmark symptoms of a loss of taste or smell and difficulty breathing, but a full 60% of patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 also report gastrointestinal symptoms (GI) such as nausea, ...

Oncology & Cancer

How chronic intestinal inflammation can cause cancer

Chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are inflammations of the gastrointestinal tract which flare up in phases and are accompanied by bloody bowel movements, diarrhea and severe impairment of the quality of life. IBD patients ...