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A microchip for metastasis

Nearly 70 percent of patients with advanced breast cancer experience skeletal metastasis, in which cancer cells migrate from a primary tumor into bone—a painful development that can cause fractures and ...

Feb 06, 2014
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Computer model predicts red blood cell flow

Adjacent to the walls of our arterioles, capillaries, and venules—the blood vessels that make up our microcirculation—there exists a peculiar thin layer of clear plasma, devoid of red blood cells. Although it is just ...

Aug 13, 2013
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Mussel goo inspires blood vessel glue

(Phys.org)—A University of British Columbia researcher has helped create a gel – based on the mussel's knack for clinging to rocks, piers and boat hulls – that can be painted onto the walls of blood vessels and stay ...

Dec 11, 2012
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New stem cell research

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists from King's College London have uncovered the first genetic evidence that shows cells found on the surface of blood vessels can act as stem cells to assist in both organ growth ...

Apr 05, 2011
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Protein targeted to stop melanoma tumor growth

Halting the growth of melanoma tumors by targeting the MIC-1 protein that promotes blood vessel development in tumors may lead to better treatment of this invasive and deadly cancer, according to Penn State College of Medicine ...

Dec 09, 2010
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