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What's in a placenta? A transcriptomic view

I didn't think much about placentas until I had one and part of it dislodged halfway through a 4-mile run. Happily it ended well some months later with a "small for gestational age" tiny baby and a "large for just giving ...

Mar 31, 2017
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Suppressing vasculogenic mimicry in breast cancer

An article published in Experimental Biology and Medicine (Volume 242, Issue 6, March, 2017) identifies a new signaling pathway involved in breast cancer cell growth. The study, led by Dr. Chan-Wha Kim, from the Department ...

Mar 30, 2017
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Reprogrammed blood vessels promote cancer spread

Blood vessels play a critical role in the growth and spread of cancer. The cells lining the inner wall of blood vessels (endothelial cells) and cancer cells are in close contact to each other and mutually influence each other. ...

Mar 03, 2017
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Endothelium

The endothelium is the thin layer of cells that line the interior surface of blood vessels, forming an interface between circulating blood in the lumen and the rest of the vessel wall. Endothelial cells line the entire circulatory system, from the heart to the smallest capillary. These cells reduce turbulence of the flow of blood allowing the fluid to be pumped farther.

Endothelial tissue is a specialized type of epithelium tissue (one of the four types of biological tissue in animals). More specifically, it is simple squamous epithelium.

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