Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Shared equipment can lead to hepatitis B outbreaks

Patient-to-patient transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV) can occur as the result of routine clinical practices incorrectly thought to be risk-free. A review of 33 HBV outbreaks, published in the open access journal BMC ...

Medical research

Researchers grow capillaries with a neural organoid

A team of researchers at UC Davis has succeeded in growing capillaries on and into a neural organoid. In their paper published in the journal NeuroReport, the group describes how they grew capillaries with the organoid and ...

Oncology & Cancer

How blood vessels slow down and accelerate tumor growth

Cancer cells have an enormous need for oxygen and nutrients. Therefore, growing tumors rely on the simultaneous growth of capillaries, the fine branching blood vessels that form their supply network. The formation of new ...

Neuroscience

Study reveals brain's finely tuned system of energy supply

New research out today in the journal Neuron reveals how the brain is able to meet its massive energy demands with a "just in time" system that delivers oxygen that fuels nerve cells. The findings could shed light on diseases ...

Neuroscience

Cell-saving drugs could reduce brain damage after stroke

Long-term brain damage caused by stroke could be reduced by saving cells called pericytes that control blood flow in capillaries, reports a new study led by scientists from University College London.

Medical research

Researchers show how blood vessels regroup after stroke

Rice scientists simulate "robot" cells to study the development of microvascular systems in the brain. The goal is to find a way to direct the development of vessels that feed oxygen-starved cells in stroke and neurodegenerative ...

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