Growing human GI cells may lead to personalized treatments

7 agosto 2014

A method of growing human cells from tissue removed from a patient’s gastrointestinal tract may eventually help scientists develop tailor-made therapies for inflammatory bowel disease and other GI conditions. Researchers have made cell lines from individual patients in as little as two weeks. They said the cell lines can help them understand the underlying problems in the GI tracts of individual patients and be used to test new treatments.