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World J Gastroenterol. Jan 14, 2009; 15(2): 129-130
Published online Jan 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.129
New technologies in gastrointestinal research
Asbjørn Mohr Drewes, Hans Gregersen
Asbjørn Mohr Drewes, Hans Gregersen, Mech-Sense, Department of Gastroenterology, Aalborg University Hospital, DK-9000 Aalborg, Denmark
Author contributions: Both authors contributed to the writing and approved the final manuscript.
Correspondence to: Asbjørn Mohr Drewes, Professor, MD, PhD, DMSc, Mech-Sense, Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Aalborg University Hospital, DK-9000 Aalborg, Denmark. drewes@smi.auc.dk
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Received: September 10, 2008
Revised: November 8, 2008
Accepted: November 15, 2008
Published online: January 14, 2009

This issue presents different new techniques aiming to increase our understanding of the gastrointestinal system and to improve treatment. The technologies cover selected methods to evoke and assess gut pain, new methods for imaging and physiological measurements, histochemistry, pharmacological modelling etc. There is no doubt that the methods will revolutionize the diagnostic approach in near future.

Keywords: Pain, Gut, Brain, Sphincter, Imaging, Drug