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Biologists find a way to boost intestinal stem cell populations

20:00 EDT 27 Mar 2019 | AAAS

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT and University of Tokyo biologists have found that aging takes a toll on intestinal stem cells and may contribute to increased susceptibility to disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. The researchers could also reverse this effect in aged mice by treating them with an NAD precursor, which helps boost the population of intestinal stem cells.

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