An intricate sensory network intertwined across our bodies, the nervous system requires a specialized network of blood vessels for its development and survival. However, it is still unclear as to … Continue Reading Study shows that neurons modulate the growth of blood vessels.
Angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels from pre-existing ones, is required for wound healing, menstruation, embryogenesis and various pathological conditions including tumour growth. Macrophages, key cells of the innate … Continue Reading Immune cells shown to facilitate tumour growth by forming primitive vascular channels.
Physical forces like blood pressure and the shear stress of flowing blood are important parameters for the tension of blood vessels. Researchers have been looking for a measurement sensor for … Continue Reading Natural biosensor for blood flow discovered in blood vessels.
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.
Study identifies ‘significant’ vascular anomalies in the brains of people with Huntington’s disease.
An international study led by researchers from Université Laval has identified significant vascular changes in the brains of people with Huntington’s disease. This breakthrough, the details of which are published … Continue Reading Study identifies ‘significant’ vascular anomalies in the brains of people with Huntington’s disease.
Adding two non-invasive imaging tests to traditional cardiovascular disease risk factor assessment more precisely predicts a healthy patient’s future risk of heart attack, stroke, or premature death, according to a … Continue Reading New non-invasive bioimaging can detect coronary artery disease long before it strikes.
In a new study, researchers at the University of Cambridge and The Medical Research Council have demonstrated that previously reported changes in the aging brain using functional magnetic resonance imaging … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study shows changes in the aging human brain due to vascular rather neuronal changes.
New imaging technique successfully detects Peripheral Arterial Disease in diabetic patients in study.
Approximately 8 to 12 million people in the United States alone are suffering from peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a common vascular problem that is caused by narrowing of the arteries … Continue Reading New imaging technique successfully detects Peripheral Arterial Disease in diabetic patients in study.
Tumours require blood to emerge and spread. That is why scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center believe that targeting blood vessel cells known as pericytes may … Continue Reading Breast cancer metastasis slowed by targeting cells that regulate blood flow.
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.