News tagged with retinal blood vessels

Blood vessels sprout under pressure

It is blood pressure that drives the opening of small capillaries during angiogenesis. A team of researchers led by Prof. Holger Gerhardt of the MDC observed the process for the first time and published their findings in ...

Feb 29, 2016
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Caring for blindness: A new protein in sight?

Vasoproliferative ocular diseases are responsible for sight loss in millions of people in the industrialised countries. Many patients do not currently respond to the treatment offered, which targets a specific factor, VEGF. ...

Apr 21, 2015
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New '2-in-1' test simplifies retina evaluations

New research published in the February 2015 issue of The FASEB Journal details a test developed using mice that can help measure two important aspects of retinal health—the function of retinal blood vessels and light-detecting ...

Feb 02, 2015
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