Medical research

New insights into wound healing process

Biomedical engineers developed a technique to observe wound healing in real time, discovering a central role for cells known as fibroblasts. The work, reported in APL Bioengineering, is the first demonstration of a wound ...

Neuroscience

Timing is of the essence when treating brain swelling in mice

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health have discovered Jekyll and Hyde immune cells in the brain that ultimately help with brain repair but early after injury can lead to fatal swelling, suggesting that timing ...

Cardiology

Regenerative heart valves and blood vessels a step closer

Non-degradable prostheses for cardiovascular tissues can be used to replace heart valves and blood vessels, but they can't stay in the body permanently. In two recent papers, TU/e researchers in collaboration with a number ...

Medications

Anticoagulants reduce the number of brain metastases in mice

Brain metastases can only develop if cancer cells first exit the fine blood vessels and enter into the brain tissue. To facilitate this step, cancer cells influence blood clotting, as Heidelberg scientists from the German ...

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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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