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Blood Vessels are tubes through which the blood circulates in the body. Blood vessels include a network of arteries, arterioles, capillaries, venules, and veins.
Study identifies genetic differences in kidney tumors of African-Americans

Study identifies genetic differences in kidney tumors of African-Americans

A University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center-led study has identified genetic differences in tumors of African-Americans with the most common type of kidney cancer compared with whites. [More]
Novel mechanism can suppress blood vessel leakage, reduce tumour spread in mice

Novel mechanism can suppress blood vessel leakage, reduce tumour spread in mice

Cancer therapy is often hampered by the accumulation of fluids in and around the tumour, which is caused by leakage from the blood vessels in the tumour. Researchers at Uppsala University now show how leakage from blood vessels is regulated. [More]
New method to harvest stem cells reduces side effects for donors

New method to harvest stem cells reduces side effects for donors

Australian scientists have developed a new method for harvesting stem cells, which is less invasive and reduces side effects for donors. [More]
Blocking Mena protein could help prevent cancer metastasis, says MIT researcher

Blocking Mena protein could help prevent cancer metastasis, says MIT researcher

A new study from MIT reveals how cancer cells take some of their first steps away from their original tumor sites. This spread, known as metastasis, is responsible for 90 percent of cancer deaths. [More]
Anticancer drug restores hearing in neurofibromatosis patients

Anticancer drug restores hearing in neurofibromatosis patients

In a small clinical study with an anticancer drug that halts blood vessel growth, a handful of people with neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) and hearing loss had restoration of hearing. [More]
UC San Diego physicians develop potential new therapy for critical limb ischemia

UC San Diego physicians develop potential new therapy for critical limb ischemia

Bioengineers and physicians at the University of California, San Diego have developed a potential new therapy for critical limb ischemia, a condition that causes extremely poor circulation in the limbs and leads to an estimated 230,000 amputations every year in North America and Europe alone to prevent the spread of infection and tissue death. [More]
Healthy cells actively collaborate with tumours to promote growth of new blood vessels

Healthy cells actively collaborate with tumours to promote growth of new blood vessels

Healthy cells actively collaborate with tumours by creating a mesh of collagen that encourages cancer cells to build new blood vessels, a new study shows. [More]
TSRI researchers find way to predict therapeutic potential of stem cells against different diseases

TSRI researchers find way to predict therapeutic potential of stem cells against different diseases

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have for the first time developed a way to predict how a specific type of stem cell will act against different diseases. [More]
Newly developed intravital microscopy system proves safe for use in humans

Newly developed intravital microscopy system proves safe for use in humans

A team of Roswell Park Cancer Institute researchers has developed and evaluated the first intravital microscopy system shown to be safe for use in humans. Writing in the journal Nature Communications, the scientists report that their proprietary technology enabled them, for the first time ever, to visualize tumor blood vessels in real time. [More]
Antibody can give more precise information about Alzheimer's disease than regular radioactive tracers

Antibody can give more precise information about Alzheimer's disease than regular radioactive tracers

For the first time, researchers have succeeded in passing an antibody through the blood-brain barrier to act as a tracer for PET imaging of the brain. This resulted in more precise information being obtained than with regular radioactive tracers. The study provides hope for more effective diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer's disease and improvements in monitoring the effects of medication. [More]
Smoking linked to worsening degenerative disc disease in cervical spine

Smoking linked to worsening degenerative disc disease in cervical spine

Adding to the already length list of reasons not to smoke, researchers have connected smoking to worsening degenerative disc disease in the cervical spine, according to research presented this week at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Sacramento, Calif. [More]
Pioglitazone drug may prevent recurrent stroke and heart attacks

Pioglitazone drug may prevent recurrent stroke and heart attacks

Pioglitazone, a drug used for type 2 diabetes, may prevent recurrent stroke and heart attacks in people with insulin resistance but without diabetes. [More]
Studies explore causative factor of hypertension in younger, obese men and women

Studies explore causative factor of hypertension in younger, obese men and women

There's no doubt estrogen plays a big role in the differences between males and females, and now researchers want to know if it also helps explain emerging sex differences in what makes younger, obese men and women hypertensive. [More]
Benefit of using antibody-coated drug-eluting stents for CHD still unclear, shows report

Benefit of using antibody-coated drug-eluting stents for CHD still unclear, shows report

In patients with coronary heart disease requiring a stent implantation, the benefit of treatment with antibody-coated drug-eluting stents (ABC-DES) versus drug-eluting stents without antibody coating (DES) is still unclear. [More]
Researchers identify brain region where Alzheimer's disease starts

Researchers identify brain region where Alzheimer's disease starts

A critical but vulnerable region in the brain appears to be the first place affected by late onset Alzheimer's disease and may be more important for maintaining cognitive function in later life than previously appreciated, according to a new review of the scientific literature. [More]
Vanderbilt nephrologist building implantable artificial kidney with microchip filters

Vanderbilt nephrologist building implantable artificial kidney with microchip filters

Vanderbilt University Medical Center nephrologist and associate professor of medicine Dr. William H. Fissell IV, is making major progress on a first-of-its kind device to free kidney patients from dialysis. He is building an implantable artificial kidney with microchip filters and living kidney cells that will be powered by a patient's own heart. [More]
Simple physics may play key role in helping the body to fight infection

Simple physics may play key role in helping the body to fight infection

Simple physics may play a larger role than previously thought in helping control key bodily processes - such as how the body fights infection. [More]
CHLA researchers develop novel model for studying neonatal lung disorder

CHLA researchers develop novel model for studying neonatal lung disorder

Investigators at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles have created a novel model for studying a lung disorder of newborn babies. Their study, published in PLOS ONE on February 10, describes the first model that allows investigators to consider the chronic effects of developmental lung disease. [More]
LMU researchers identify new drug target for atherosclerosis

LMU researchers identify new drug target for atherosclerosis

The enzyme Dicer processes RNA transcripts, cutting them into short segments that regulate the synthesis of specific proteins. An Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich team has shown that Dicer promotes the development of atherosclerosis, thus identifying a new drug target. [More]
Study provides new insight into complex interchange that can raise blood levels of fat in type 1 diabetes

Study provides new insight into complex interchange that can raise blood levels of fat in type 1 diabetes

Researchers have new insight into the complex interchange that can raise blood levels of unhealthy lipids, or fat, in type 1 diabetes, and early evidence that a drug under study to block cancer cell growth can restore healthier levels. [More]
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