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Art of Science Gallery 03

Growing appetite

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Image provided by Juan Castro, James Drackley Lab

Research funded by Milk Specialties Global

These gentle pastel colors mark dividing and maturing cells from the intestine of a young calf. Researchers are trying to identify dietary means to enhance gut health in newborn animals, in this case newborn calves, which suffer frequently from intestinal health breaks. This image provides a way to assess whether intestinal development can be facilitated by dietary stimulation.