Category Archives: neurovascular unit

The formation of the neurovascular unit, blood brain-barrier tracked in real-time for the first time.


Crucial bodily functions like heart rate, blood flow, breathing and digestion are regulated by the neurovascular unit. The neurovascular unit is made up of the blood–brain barrier, blood vessels, microglia and smooth muscles under the control of autonomic neurons. Yet how the nervous and vascular systems come together during development to coordinate these functions is not well understood. Now, using

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