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blood vessels

The veins, arteries, and capillaries.

Blood vessels

General term for arteries, veins, and capillaries that transport blood throughout the body.
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He has examined the birth and origin of endothelial cells, which form the thin layer that lines the interior surface of blood vessels.
Scientists in the US identified a "switch" made from a short strand of genetic material that plays a crucial role in blood vessel renewal.
The team is currently working to improve the particles' cancer-fighting abilities by increasing their potential to block blood vessels and by designing hollow nanoparticles that can also deliver chemotherapy drugs.
These studies suggest the possibility that arsenic may disrupt normal vasomotor function, leading to hypercontraction of blood vessels.
The cells interacted with astrocytes, another type of cell, and "completely rescued" the at-risk blood vessels and also appeared to rescue some photoreceptors-structures that are destroyed in RP.
In order to avoid massive internal bleeding, the vibrating scalpel also causes blood vessels around a cut to seal off.
At UCLA, the patients will receive the genes through a catheter to blood vessels in the heart.
Pulmonary hypertension--a condition in which the blood pressure rises in the blood vessels of the lungs.
In fact, she says, this very approach is being taken in some animal studies using antibodies against molecules involved in the adhesion of inflammatory cells to blood vessel walls.
Researchers now believe that before cholesterol gets deposited in an artery, the blood vessel wall suffers a microscopic "injury.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, the extra blood vessels formed through the blockade of Dll4 served to choke the tumors rather than feed them.
In a dish, these cells could make blood vessels and, when they were injected into the brains of mice, tumours developed with blood vessels that clearly came from the original human cells.