Immunology

Immune cells in the intestine have a sweet tooth

A new study led by Marc Veldhoen, group leader at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes (iMM; Portugal) and Associate Professor at Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa (FMUL) and published today in the scientific ...

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, ...

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 ...

Inflammatory disorders

How intestinal bacteria use our dying cells as fuel

As part of a trans-Atlantic collaboration, researchers from the team of Kodi Ravichandran (VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research) and the University of Virginia School of Medicine (Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.) have ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

SARS-CoV-2 curtails immune response in the gut

In an effort to determine the potential for COVID-19 to begin in a person's gut, and to better understand how human cells respond to SARS-CoV-2, scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory used human intestinal ...

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