As a proof of concept, the team used their method to create blood vessel networks capable of keeping a breast cancer tumor alive outside the body
Formation of new blood vessels, a process also known as angiogenesis, is one of the major clinical challenges in wound healing and tissue implants
By closely mimicking the ventricular action of the heart, the pulsatile blood pump provides physiological advantages for perfusion, blood transfers, blood cellular profile studies, and more
Recent findings may lead to new tools for diabetes risk screening and new avenues for diabetes prevention or treatment
Findings may lead to therapies to repair ischemic tissue
Discovery could help tens of thousands of kidney dialysis patients each year
Findings may mean better cell function in engineered tissues and organs
The first comprehensive computer model to simulate the development of blood cells could help in the development of new treatments for leukaemia and lymphoma, say researchers at the University of Cambridge and Microsoft Research.