(Duke University) Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a system for real-time observations at the cellular level in the colon of a living mouse. It employs a magnetic system to stabilize the colon during imaging while otherwise allowing the gut to move and function normally. Researchers expect the procedure to allow new investigations into the digestive system’s microbiome as well as the causes of diseases and their treatments.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-12/du-awi121019.php