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Mucosal environment of older pigs helps newborn piglets with intestinal injury recover

Researchers have found that the intestinal mucosal environment of juvenile pigs can stimulate repair of intestinal injuries in newborn piglets. The findings have implications both for understanding why newborns of many species -- including humans -- are unable to repair these injuries on their own, as well as for potential future treatments.

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