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Researchers Develop Technique to Grow Intestinal Stem Cells

Posted by devin@stemsave.com on Jan 15, 2014 9:30:03 AM

The ability to grow intestinal stem cells creates the possibility of personalized treatments for intestinal disease.

Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have developed a method of growing unlimited quantities of intestinal stem cells thus enabling them to better understand intestinal diseases and advance the development of more personalized and effective treatment options.

The ability to grow and study intestinal stem cells could lead to new treatment options for ulcerative colitis, immune diseases, cancers, food allergies, and other intestinal diseases. According to Robert Langer, a member of MIT’s Koch Institute for Cancer Research, “This opens the door to doing all kinds of things, ranging from someday engineering a new gut for patients with intestinal diseases to doing drug screening for safety and efficacy. It’s really the first time this has been done.”

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Topics: stemsaveblog, ulcerative colitis, Stemcells, autologousstemcells, intestinal tissue, small intestine, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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