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January 2018

Gut Bacteria: It can be Good, and Bad, for Health

Gut Bacteria: It can be Good, and Bad, for Health

A new study found that impairing a rare group of cells in the small intestine transforms gut bacteria from helpful to harmful. The finding has implications for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, which is characterized by chronic inflammation in the digestive track.

The Art of Science: Grad Student Finds Inspiration in Images of the Brain

The Art of Science: Grad Student Finds Inspiration in Images of the Brain

The complex biology, networks, and symphony of signals that underlie human cognition are a font of endless mystery and wonder to those who study it.  For Rianne Stowell, a graduate student in the lab of URMC neuroscientist Ania Majewska, Ph.D., these questions are also a source of artistic inspiration which has led to the creation of striking paintings of the brain’s inner workings.