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Mass. General researchers develop 3-D ‘mini-gut’ model to study response to gluten

In pursuit of a novel tool for the research and treatment of celiac disease, scientists at the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center (MIBRC) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have validated the use of intestinal organoids. These 3-D tissue cultures are miniature, simplified versions of the intestine produced in vitro. Taking tissue from duodenal biopsies of celiac… Read More »

Amount of Muscle Mass During ICU Admission May Be Linked to Survival

December 03, 2018 Share this content: Additional research on muscle turnover in patients in the ICU is warranted. Pectoralis muscle area (PMA) of patients admitted to a medical intensive care unit (MICU) is associated with survival both during and after critical illness, but is unable to predict the regaining of an independent lifestyle after hospital… Read More »