blood vessel


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Our study shows that these important stem cells can be found as single cells among ordinary endothelial cells in blood vessel walls.
Unfortunately, malignant tumours are also capable of growing new blood vessels to receive oxygen and nutrients.
A DISCOVERY that makes it possible to speed up or slow down the growth of blood vessels could yield new ways of tackling cancer and heart disease, it was claimed.
The cells interacted with astrocytes, another type of cell, and "completely rescued" the at-risk blood vessels and also appeared to rescue some photoreceptors-structures that are destroyed in RP.
In order to avoid massive internal bleeding, the vibrating scalpel also causes blood vessels around a cut to seal off.
At UCLA, the patients will receive the genes through a catheter to blood vessels in the heart.
He thinks that it might because, in animals, omega-3s keep blood vessels from closing after procedures similar to angioplasty and by-pass.
This isn't the first time researchers have suggested that cancer cells can make their own blood vessels.
Over time, about half of the blood vessels used to reroute blood in the heart or the legs become clogged.
An MRI can immediately demonstrate areas of brain injury, outline areas of critically reduced blood flow and clarify which blood vessel is blocked.
They found that a protein called ferritin binds to and cripples the ability of another blood protein, called HKa, to shut down blood vessel growth.
Either of these conditions can set in motion a chain reaction that builds up scar tissue and, over years, creates new, weak blood vessels that leak and obscure vision.
Further tests showed that other blood vessel malfunctions also appeared earlier in life in people with hypertension.
Ingber discovered the substance that led to TNP-470 when fungus accidentally tainted blood vessel cells during an experiment.
By creating a tissue-engineered blood vessel grown from a patient's own stem cells, this rejection could potentially be eliminated, Abilez said.