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2012-01-18 00:07:26

A new study finds that a group of little-explored cells in the tumor microenvironment likely serve as important gatekeepers against cancer progression and metastasis.

2011-12-02 01:37:00

Tracking individual cells within the lungs as they move around and multiply has given Duke University researchers new insights into the causes of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) a disease which can only be treated now by lung transplantation.

2010-10-14 13:36:40

While the blood-brain barrier (BBB) protects the brain from harmful chemicals occurring naturally in the blood, it also obstructs the transport of drugs to the brain.

2008-09-23 00:00:29

The walls of blood vessels contain adult stem cells with the unlimited potential to differentiate into human tissues such as bone, cartilage and muscle, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh announced today.

2008-09-22 15:00:53

U.S. medical scientists said they have identified a source of adult stem cells on the walls of blood vessels.

2005-08-01 19:28:17

Arf gene prevents excessive growth of blood vessels in the developing eye by blocking signals that trigger accumulation of cells that nurture these vessels, according to St. Jude researchers.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.