Images of Normal and Diseased Colon (image) University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences Share Print E-Mail Caption Images under a microscope reveal a normal mouse colon (left) and a mouse colon with colitis (right). Note in the diseased colon the additional thickness in mass of the lining due to severe inflammation and cancer development. The images of the diseased colon were taken of an animal from a unique mouse strain developed by the researchers that mimics early-onset ulcerative colitis in humans and may be helpful for testing new drugs and other therapies. Credit The journal Gastroenterology/UCLA Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.