Engineering lymphatic vessels as a therapeutic to heal the heart

The cardiovascular system is a complex network of veins, arteries and capillaries. Within that network, lymphatic vessels are critical to the heart’s ability to heal in the event of a heart attack. When they’re functional, lymphatic vessels drain excess fluid that can cause swelling, and carry immune cells that can regulate inflammation and fight infection—each of which are a potential […]

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Tumours push blood vessels with 200 TIMES the force of usual cells

Is this how cancer spreads so easily? Tumours push through blood vessels with 200 TIMES the force of ordinary cells Cancerous cells have more receptors, which allow them to cluster together Blocking these receptors may help to prevent cancers spreading in the body Cancer spreads when parts of tumours break into the blood or lymph system   e-mail View comments It’s a […]

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