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2014-05-21 11:59:58

When the English author Sir Francis Bacon wrote "The world's a bubble" in 1629, it's a safe bet he wasn't thinking about microfluidics.

2014-03-26 16:19:50

Long-term brain damage caused by stroke could be reduced by saving cells called pericytes that control blood flow in capillaries.

Stem Cells Study Could Advance Tissue Engineering
2013-04-05 09:22:19

Researchers from the University of Michigan have reportedly discovered a way to overcome one of the primary obstacles to growing replacement hearts, lungs, kidneys and other new organs.

Wang's Technology Might Answer A Multitude Of Medical Questions
2013-03-25 15:09:02

Washington University in St. Louis [ Watch The Video Red Blood Cells Bifuracating in Capillary ] In an engineering breakthrough, a Washington University in St. Louis biomedical researcher has discovered a way to use light and color to measure oxygen in individual red blood cells in real time. The technology, developed by Lihong Wang, PhD, the Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, could eventually be used to determine how oxygen is delivered to normal and...

2013-03-08 01:04:34

Pregnant women who have a reduced number of capillaries under their skin during pregnancy may be at heightened risk for preeclampsia.

How Blood Vessels Regroup After Stroke
2013-02-11 10:53:18

By thinking of cells as programmable robots, researchers at Rice University hope to someday direct how they grow into the tiny blood vessels that feed the brain and help people regain functions lost to stroke and disease.

Living Tissues Improved With 3-D printed Vascular Networks Made From Sugar
2012-07-02 08:16:56

Researchers are hopeful that new advances in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine could one day make a replacement liver from a patient's own cells, or animal muscle tissue that could be cut into steaks without ever being inside a cow.

2011-09-01 12:06:42

University of British Columbia scientists may have uncovered a new explanation for how Alzheimer's disease destroys the brain – a profusion of blood vessels.

2011-01-12 15:23:04

Researchers from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) have broken one of the major roadblocks on the path to growing transplantable tissue in the lab: They've found a way to grow the blood vessels and capillaries needed to keep tissues alive.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.