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of intestinal stem cells
But what if one day treatment meant doing away with the old gut and getting a new one, free of inflamed or diseased tissues?
That is where scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are hoping their new study findings will lead. In their work, the researchers were able to grow extensive numbers of intestinal stem cells, then coax them to develop into different types of mature intestinal cells.