The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is a potent tyrosine kinase, which regulates basic cell functions such as proliferation. EGFR has been strongly associated with poor prognosis in many types … Continue Reading Researchers identify a previously unknown mechanism in cancer metastasis.
Researchers at the University of Illinois have identified a molecular mechanism that directs embryonic stem cells to mature into endothelial cells, the specialized cells that form blood vessels. Understanding the … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map the epigenetics that turn stem cells into blood vessel cells.
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 … Continue Reading The formation of the neurovascular unit, blood brain-barrier tracked in real-time for the first time.
Rice University scientists have developed a hydrogel that can be injected into an internal wound and help it heal while slowly degrading as it is replaced by natural tissue and … Continue Reading Researchers develop ‘injectable’ blood vessels.
A team from Heidelberg University is studying the mechanisms of metastasis with the goal to develop more gentle supportive adjuvant therapies for tumour patients without detectable metastases following surgery of … Continue Reading Study finds that blood vessel lining cells involved in the control of cancer metastasis.
Patients who receive more cells get significant benefits. That’s a key lesson emerging from a clinical trial that was reported at the American Heart Association meeting in Chicago. In this … Continue Reading Dosage determined in landmark human study of stem cell therapy for heart attack.
A Mount Sinai-led research team has discovered a new kind of stem cell that can become either a liver cell or a cell that lines liver blood vessels. The existence … Continue Reading Researchers discover new type of stem cell.
Glaucoma, a leading cause of irreversible blindness, is associated with elevated pressure in the eye. This elevated pressure essentially is due to a plumbing problem. Fluid builds up in the … Continue Reading New glaucoma culprit is found.