In April, Academic Press published “Atlas of the Pig Gut. Research and Techniques from birth to adult life ”. The editors of the publication are prof. Romuald Zabielski from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (currently the Translational Medicine Center) in Warsaw and dr hab. Tomasz Skrzypek from the Faculty of Exact Sciences and Health Sciences of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin.
Atlas of the Pig Gut. Research and Techniques from birth to adult life “is an over 170-page richly illustrated compendium of knowledge about microscopic techniques, in which the authors reveal many secrets from their” kitchen “: techniques of proper preparation of soft tissues for microscopy and obtaining an optimal 2D and 3D microscopic image. Much space was devoted to permitted and forbidden techniques for digital processing of the microscopic image and the preparation of figures for publication.
The authors of individual chapters are academic staff of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences and the Catholic University of Lublin, as well as colleagues from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Life Sciences in Lublin.
All materials are based on original images obtained during 15 years of collaborative research on the development of the small intestine of the domestic pig. The publication also includes chapters depicting postnatal development of the intestine, the presence of microorganisms in the intestine, differences in the structure of the intestinal mucosa in piglets with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and selected aspects of intestinal pathology.
Atlas of the Pig Gut. Research and Techniques from birth to adult life ”contains documentation of the most important achievements of the Warsaw-Lublin group. These materials will help to better understand the processes of gut development in the postnatal period. Taking into account the many functional similarities between the digestive tract of pigs and humans, the authors of the publication hope that it will also interest everyone who studies human anatomy and physiology.