Neuroscience

What controls blood flow in the brain?

When neurons become active, they call for an extra boost of oxygenated blood—this change in the presence of blood in different regions of the brain is the basis for functional brain scans. However, what controls this increase ...

Inflammatory disorders

Blood test accurately detects lymphedema, study shows

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a set of proteins circulating in blood whose levels accurately flag the presence of lymphedema. The findings, to be reported Dec. 18 in PLoS ONE, spur ...

Medical research

Team develops new way to grow blood vessels

Formation of new blood vessels, a process also known as angiogenesis, is one of the major clinical challenges in wound healing and tissue implants. To address this issue, researchers from Texas A&M University have developed ...

Oncology & Cancer

Blood vessel-forming cells involved in aggressive brain tumour

A type of highly malignant brain tumour contains a large number of cells involved in the formation of new blood vessels, helping it proliferate and spread. Targeting these cells could hinder tumour growth, according to new ...

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