Cardiology

Improving dialysis through redesign of arteriovenous grafts

People with end-stage renal disease often undergo hemodialysis, a life-sustaining blood-filtering treatment. To make the process as fast and efficient as possible, many people have "hemodialysis grafts" surgically implanted. ...

Immunology

Improving bone marrow transplants in mice to help fight disease

To study the immune system in human health and disease, scientists commonly use the genetic manipulation of mouse hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) as a powerful model system. These studies have been extremely ...

Cardiology

Internal compression stocking helps against varicose veins

Varicose veins are more than just a cosmetic problem: The unsightly bulges might result in serious health problems such as leg ulcers, thromboses or even pulmonary embolisms. The cause of varicose vein disease is usually ...

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