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Cells in Blood Vessel Found to Cling More Tightly in Regions of Rapid Flow

April 26, 2012

cells grown on a bed of silicon microposts The cells that coat the pipes leading to the heart cling more tightly together in areas of fast-flowing blood. The discovery could help reduce vascular leakage and better treat heart disease. Full Story

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