Medical research

Synthetic tissue model with blood vessels developed

Using lab-created tissue to heal or replace damaged organs is one of the great visions for the future of medicine. Synthetic materials could be suitable as scaffolding for tissue because, unlike natural tissues, they remain ...

Medical research

Perfecting collagen production in osteogenesis imperfecta

Most people can expect to break close to two bones in their lifetime, but those with osteogenesis imperfecta—also known as brittle bone disease—can break hundreds of bones before they even hit puberty. And while healthy ...

Medical research

Study finds calcium precisely directs blood flow in the brain

Unlike the rest of the body, there is not enough real estate in the brain for stored energy. Instead, the brain relies on the hundreds of miles of blood vessels within it to supply fresh energy via the blood. Yet, how the ...

Medications

A new technology can improve the treatment of bleeding disorders

The technology, consisting of a designed variant of a natural occurring protein called super albumin, can pave the way for the development of long-acting drugs. This can have major implications for individuals suffering from ...

Medical research

3D 'assembloid' shows how SARS-CoV-2 infects brain cells

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine have produced a stem cell model that demonstrates a potential route of entry of SARS-CoV-2, the virus ...

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Blood vessel

The blood vessels are the part of the circulatory system that transport blood throughout the body. There are three major types of blood vessels: the arteries, which carry the blood away from the heart, the capillaries, which enable the actual exchange of water and chemicals between the blood and the tissues; and the veins, which carry blood from the capillaries back towards the heart.

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