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A Human Blood Vessel Microphysiological System for in vitro Drug Screening

A huge proportion of drugs (over 80%) that enter clinical trials fail because of problems with toxicity or because they are not shown to be effective. 458 more words

Drug Discovery

Autism and Abnormal Blood Vessels in the Brain

Researchers recently published a study in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders called “Persistent Angiogenesis in the Autism Brain: An Immunocytochemical Study of Postmortem Cortex, Brainstem and Cerebellum.” The study found that the brains of those with autism have “unstable blood vessels disrupting proper delivery of blood to the brain.” “Typical” brain blood vessels are stable. 159 more words



A 3D-printed model of the blood vessels inside a woman’s brain has helped surgeons practise life-saving surgery. 417 more words


When the Silence Hurts Your Ears

My blade runs through the length of a shark’s left side, the tip very slightly grazing at the sandpaper-like skin, blood runs down the white of the shark’s skin from a cut blood vessel. 186 more words


When You Pee More Than You Drink

If you are like me and spend half of your life mastering the art of holding your bladder to save a trip to the bathroom, then you might take a difference stance after you read this article. 248 more words


Angioplasty and Stenting for Peripheral Arterial Disease

When an angioplasty is done, it means that the medical professional, usually a vascular surgeon, operates on a narrowed blood vessel by inflating a small balloon inside it. 676 more words