Contact: Evan Lerner
University of Pennsylvania
Caption: With lifesaving applications possible in both inhibiting and accelerating the creation of new blood vessels, a more fundamental understanding of what regulates angiogenesis is needed. Now, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, Boston University and Harvard University have uncovered the existence of a threshold above which fluid flowing through blood vessel walls causes new capillaries to sprout.
Credit: Boston University
Usage Restrictions: None
Related news release: Penn Research lends new insights on conditions for new blood vessel formation