Crohn's disease http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Lab-grown gut microbes could help combat malnutrition, gastrointestinal diseases http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lab-grown-gut-microbes-could-help-combat-malnutrition-gastrointestinal-diseases <p>Scientists have taken another step toward understanding human nutrition.</p><p>Researchers at <a href="http://medschool.wustl.edu/">Washington University School of Medicine</a> have shown they can grow entire collections of human intestinal microbes in the laboratory.</p><p>Washington University microbiologist Dr. Jeffrey Gordon says his team then transplanted the bacterial communities into previously germ-free mice, to see how the lab-grown bacteria would respond to a human diet.</p> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 22:48:38 +0000 VĂ©ronique LaCapra 776 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lab-grown gut microbes could help combat malnutrition, gastrointestinal diseases