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

Rice University [ Watch The Video ] 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. Rice bioengineer Amina Qutub and her colleagues simulate patterns of microvasculature cell growth and compare the results with real networks grown in their lab. Eventually, they want to develop the ability to control the way...

New Blood-vessel-generating Cell With Therapeutic Potential Discovered
2012-10-17 10:39:06

Researchers at the University of Helsinki, Finland, believe they have discovered stem cells that play a decisive role in new blood vessel growth. If researchers learn to isolate and efficiently produce these stem cells found in blood vessel walls, the cells offer new opportunities in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, cancer and many other diseases. The study will be published in the PLOS Biology journal on 16 October 2012. The growth of new blood vessels, also known as...

Researchers Create Living Model Of Brain Tumor
2012-02-17 04:58:29

Brown University scientists have created the first three-dimensional living tissue model, complete with surrounding blood vessels, to analyze the effectiveness of therapeutics to combat brain tumors. The 3-D model gives medical researchers more and better information than Petri dish tissue cultures. The researchers created a glioma, or brain tumor, and the network of blood vessels that surrounds it. In a series of experiments, the team showed that iron-oxide nanoparticles ferrying the...

2012-02-15 23:11:18

UCSF study identifies possible way to minimize heart damage A UCSF stem cell study conducted in mice suggests a novel strategy for treating damaged cardiac tissue in patients following a heart attack. The approach potentially could improve cardiac function, minimize scar size, lead to the development of new blood vessels — and avoid the risk of tissue rejection. In the investigation, reported online in the journal PLoS ONE,...

2012-01-09 06:29:41

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Give it time, time heals all wounds, these words of wisdom are true when it comes to healing. As healing progresses, the need to grow new blood vessels is critical to providing nutrients and oxygen; however, it takes time to grow these necessary blood vessels. Wound healing requires complex interactions between cells resident at the damaged site and infiltrating immune cells. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are cells that come from the bone marrow and are...

2012-01-03 14:05:15

Wound healing requires complex interactions between cells resident at the damaged site and infiltrating immune cells. As healing progresses, the growth of new blood vessels is critical to provide nutrients and oxygen. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are cells that come from the bone marrow and are key to the production of new vessels, but the signals that direct their emigration from the bone marrow are unknown. In this paper, Toshikazu Kondo and colleagues at Wakayama Medical University,...

2011-07-11 14:08:00

HONG KONG, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OrbusNeich today announced that data from an ex vivo arteriovenous (AV) shunt model of human circulating blood, in addition to results from three preclinical studies, demonstrated that the Genous Stent effectively captures circulating CD34+ endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) leading to accelerated re-endothelialization and decreased thrombogenicity compared to bare metal stents (BMS). These mechanistic data were published as an e-publication on the...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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