Latest Vasculogenesis Stories

2014-07-21 20:22:14

CORALVILLE, Iowa, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- McCord Research, Inc. was recently granted a second US patent (U.S. Patent No. 8,796,315). This patent describes a method for accelerating wound closure to improve wound healing. According to the inventor, Dr. McCord, this method includes administering or transplanting to individuals who require wound healing, a composition of an effective amount of hydroxytyrosol and oleuropein and cells derived from umbilical cord blood, such that the...

2010-02-23 10:40:41

Patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), an extremely aggressive brain tumor, have a very poor prognosis. Despite high dose radiotherapy, 75% of patients die within two years, usually as a result of tumor recurrence within the irradiation field. Martin Brown and colleagues, at Stanford University School of Medicine, have now provided insight into the mechanism of such recurrence by studying a mouse model of GBM in which a human GBM cell line was grafted into the brain of mice, thus...

2009-09-02 10:12:47

Scientists here are the first to demonstrate that the link between diesel fume exposure and cancer lies in the ability of diesel exhaust to induce the growth of new blood vessels that serve as a food supply for solid tumors. The researchers found that in both healthy and diseased animals, more new blood vessels sprouted in mice exposed to diesel exhaust than did in mice exposed to clean, filtered air. This suggests that previous illness isn't required to make humans susceptible to the...

2009-07-23 08:49:51

Researchers led by Dr. Horace DeLisser at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA have found that loss of PECAM-1 (Platelet Endothelial Cell Adhesion Molecule-1) inhibits tumor angiogenesis. They report their data in the August 2009 issue of The American Journal of Pathology.During angiogenesis, new blood vessels grow from existing blood vessels. Angiogenesis plays a key role in tumor malignancy, but its role in normal growth and development leads to toxicity in...

2008-09-02 03:00:12

By Anonymous In the June issue of Circulation (2008;117:2901-2911), Belun et al. from the Oregon Health and Science University (Portland) reported on a study using ultrasound perfusion imaging and molecular imaging with microbubbles to assess inflammatory cell recruitment and endothelial cell activation during vasculogenesis and ischemia- mediated arteriogenesis. The study was conducted in wild-type or monocyte chemotaclic protein-1-deficient mouse models of vasculogenesis (subcutaneous...

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