Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health


October 4, 2013

Lab-Grown Blood Vessels Made with Less Ado

NIH-funded scientists at Johns Hopkins University have recently simplified the method for creating microvascular networks, which are important for feeding living tissue with nutrients and carrying off wastes. The team successfully transplanted these lab-grown microscopic blood vessles into animals. The development could bring these life-supporting vessels a step closer to clinical use, for treating wounds, perhaps, or diabetes, stroke and heart disease. Read more at

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Tissue Engineering/Regenerative Medicine