Cardiology

New tool uses ultrasound 'tornado' to break down blood clots

Researchers have developed a new tool and technique that uses "vortex ultrasound"—a sort of ultrasonic tornado—to break down blood clots in the brain. The new approach worked more quickly than existing techniques to eliminate ...

Cardiology

Simulation shows how blood flows through the heart

The view inside a beating heart is one not seen—or even seeable—until now, according to Rice University mechanical engineer Tayfun Tezduyar, who says such visualizations can help clinicians understand the mechanisms that ...

Immunology

Better vaccines are in our blood

Red blood cells do more than shuttle oxygen from our lungs to our organs: they also help the body fight off infections by capturing pathogens on their surfaces, neutralizing them, and presenting them to immune cells in the ...

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