Our study shows that these important stem cells can be found as single cells among ordinary endothelial cells in blood vessel
A variety of tests, including nuclear scans, show improved blood flow to the patients' heart muscle, even though the blood vessels
created by the treatment are too small to be seen.
About 85 percent of strokes are caused by clots blocking blood vessels
in the neck or brain.
However, upon mixing HKa with the tumour cells, the researchers found that the blood vessel
formation was inhibited.
Our goal is to take the mouse stem cells and find the conditions that will make the stem cells into smooth muscle cells (myocytes), endothelial cells and fibroblasts, which make up the three layers of a blood vessel
The drug, TNP-470, is designed to prevent the formation of microscopic blood vessels
that cancerous tumors need to grow and move throughout the body, said Dr.
Chemoembolization is a two-stage process involving the injection of a concentrated dose of chemotherapeutic drugs directly into the blood vessels
supplying a tumor, followed by the infusion of an embolic agent -- such as BioSphere's patented, proprietary, bioengineered EmboSphere Microspheres -- through a catheter and into the blood vessels
that feed a tumor, thus selectively blocking its blood supply.
Similarly, in eye diseases that are characterized by abnormal blood vessel
growth, CA4P has been shown in preclinical studies to suppress development and induce regression of these unnecessary blood vessels
A protein found on red blood cells in sickle-cell disease binds these cells to blood vessel
walls, disrupting circulation, a new study suggests.
Then, Maria Rupnick of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston found that drugs designed to starve tumors by thwarting new blood vessel
formation, or angiogenesis, also cause dramatic weight loss in obese mice.
After injection, the modified cold virus is designed to ferry the gene into the body's cells where it triggers a process called "angiogenesis" -- new blood vessel
Importantly, they reported that engineered blood vessel
specimens cryopreserved using vitrification had viability similar to that of fresh tissue and had contractile capability nearly 83% of fresh blood vessels
, compared to less contractility of less than 11% for frozen specimens.