Intestinal stem cells can supersize the gut – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. An NIH-funded study in fruit-flies at UC Berkeley, shows that intestinal stem cells can reshape the gut in response to food. Assistant researcher Lucy O’Brien says this finding could have implications for diabetes and obesity.
O’Brien: These are diseases that often involve problems with insulin regulation, and it turns out that the way that fly intestinal stem cells go into growth-activating overdrive is through an insulin signal.
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