Although bones are hard ossified organs, they have a dense network of blood vessels inside them where bone marrow is located. as well as on their outer surface covered by … Continue Reading Discovery of previously unknown blood vessel system in bones.
Blood vessels are the parts of the circulatory system responsible for transporting oxygen-rich red blood cells, nutrients, and immune cells throughout the body, with defects in these transport systems shown … Continue Reading Researchers identify elusive stem cells capale of producing fully-functional blood vessels.
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.
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.
Intracranial aneurysms are a potentially life threatening neurological condition responsible for approximately 500,000 deaths worldwide per year, half of which occur in people less than 50 years of age. They … Continue Reading Gene associated with intracranial aneurysm in French-Canadian population identified.
Air pollution is known to contribute to cardiovascular disease and related deaths. In 2004, the American Heart Association released a scientific statement, updated in 2010, warning of the risk and … Continue Reading Study links air pollution to blood vessel damage among young, healthy adults.
Tumours are known to evade the immune system by a variety of mechanisms, one of which is the recruitment of ‘myeloid-derived suppressor cells’ (MDSC). MDSCs suppress the ability of the … Continue Reading Researchers uncover more about the elusive pericyte-tumour interaction.
Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, and melanoma, which accounts for 2% of skin cancer cases, is responsible for nearly all skin cancer deaths. Melanoma rates in … Continue Reading Researchers identify the precise trigger of melanoma.
Approximately 28 million Americans live with Type 2 diabetes, a condition characterized by high blood sugar levels. The immune system plays a part in type 2 diabetes. Researchers have linked … Continue Reading Decades old mystery solved as researchers map the effect of T2 diabetes on the lymphatic vessels.
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.
A new study from scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) shows that nerve cells and blood vessels in the eye constantly talk to each other to maintain healthy blood … Continue Reading Study finds nerve cells and blood vessels in eye ‘talk’ to prevent disease.
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.
Do blood vessels that feed tumours differ from other blood vessels? Fourteen years ago, experiments designed to answer that question led to the discovery of several genes that are more … Continue Reading Blood vessel growth in the brain relies on a protein found in tumour blood vessels.