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Gut feeling and science

Mapping, engineering and transplanting the small intestine

Call it a gut feeling: when Hans Clevers's research revealed an important communication system between cells—the wnt signaling system—he decided to focus his research on the organ that renews itself the fastest: our small intestine. While studying how the tissue of a healthy gut renews itself, they also found out how bowel cancer evolves.


<p>Made by: Jasmijn Snoijink 2011<br />
Camera &amp; editing: John Treffer<br />
Music: Daan van West<br />
Graphic design: SproetS<br />
Animation: NYMUS3D<br />
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Thanks to:<br />
The coworkers at the Hubrecht Institute<br />
The researchers at the Hans Clevers Group<br />
Jan Wink and Sarah Jiska at the Wilhelmina Children&#39;s Hospital<br />