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Artificial Intestine to treat short bowel syndrome

Researchers are working to develop an artificial intestine that can be transplanted into children with short bowel syndrome (SBS).

Two researchers are collaborating, hoping to develop an artificial intestine using an artificial matrix and stem cells.

Children with SBS have trouble absorbing nutrients from food. Instead, nutrients are administered directly into their veins, which can lead to catheter infection and liver problems.

Read more at Cornell University & University of Pittsburgh

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