Sensing Colitis in Mice (image) Rice University Share Print E-Mail Caption Synthetic biologists at Rice University have engineered orally ingestible gut bacteria capable of sensing colitis in mice. Credit J. Tabor/Rice University Usage Restrictions For news reporting purposes only. 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.