Gut Endocrine Cell Connects with Neuron (image) Duke University Medical Center Share Print E-Mail Caption In 2015, Duke researcher Liddle and colleagues demonstrated that gut endocrine cells -- although they are not nerves -- behave like them. Here, a gut endocrine cell physically connects to a neuron in a matter of hours. Credit 2015, Journal of Clinical Investigation Usage Restrictions Credit 2015, Journal of Clinical Investigation 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.