Indian-origin scientist turns blood into nerve cells

Stem cell scientists led by Mick Bhatia from the McMaster University have successfully converted adult human blood cells into neural cells.

Enzyme behind obesity-related high BP identified

Researchers have identified the enzyme responsible for obesity-related hypertension that can lead to severe health issues such as heart attacks, kidney failure, organ damage, and weakened or ruptured blood vessels.

Toxic gas new frontier for regulating hypertension

Widely considered simply a malodourous toxic gas, hydrogen sulfide may help treat high blood pressure, a new study suggests.

Reducing physical activity hampers vascular function

A new research shows that reducing daily physical activity for even a few days leads to decrease in the functioning of inner lining of blood vessels in legs of young people.

Physical inactivity can damage blood vessels

Even a few days of inactivity can cause damage to blood vessels in the legs that can take a prolonged period of time to repair, scientists have found.

Second-hand marijuana smoke may damage blood vessels

Breathing second-hand marijuana smoke could damage your heart and blood vessels as much as second-hand cigarette smoke, says a new research.

Blood vessel protein could help treat prostate tumours: Study

 A signal protein, that plays a crucial role in controlling the growth of blood vessels, could be used to suppress tumours in prostate cancer, according to a new study published in the British academic journal Oncogene.

Milestone reached in work to cure pulmonary hypertension

A new research has revealed that a team of researchers have discovered a new therapeutic approach to cure pulmonary hypertension.

A new drug soon to treat heart attack

 Some scar-forming cells in the heart have the ability to turn into cells that form blood vessels, which are required to boosts the heart's ability to heal after an injury, an Indian-origin researcher has found, suggesting a new approach to treat heart attack.

Stem cell therapy could create new blood vessels

Diseases that occur due to blood flow problems could soon become a lot easier to treat as researchers have developed a technique to jump-start the body's system for creating blood vessels.

Advanced treatment for brain aneurysm conducted at AIMS

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) here has performed the most advanced treatment for brain aneurysm, the 'flow diverter pipeline stent', the First of its kind in a private hospital in Kerala.

Scientists discover enzyme that controls spreading of breast cancer

Researchers have recently found the enzyme that controls the metastasis of breast cancer.

New hope for curing cancer

Scientists found that targeting a molecule in blood vessels can make cancer therapy significantly more effective.

Scientists can now 3D print human blood vessels

Scientists have figured out how to create blood vessels in 3D printed organs, a breakthrough that may eventually lead to artificial organs.

Coming soon: 3D-printed blood vessels

One of the major challenges in building lab-grown organs out of a patient`s own cells has been making blood vessels that deliver essential nutrients and dispose of hazardous waste from the system to keep our organs working properly.

Plugging leaky blood vessels to prevent vision loss

Diabetic patients who often face threat of vision loss in their old age may heave a sigh of relief as researchers have now developed a new drug approach to treat retinopathy or retina degeneration associated with growth of malformed blood vessels in the eye.

Blood poisoning ups blood clots` risk

Researchers have said that blood poisoning could increase the risk of blood clots.
Michael Dalager-Pedersen, PhD student at Aarhus University and Registrar at Aalborg University Hospital, said that they have have followed more than 4,000 people who have been admitted with blood poisoning.

New device provides live 3-D images from inside blood vessels

Scientists have developed a catheter-based device that provides real-time 3-D imaging from inside the heart, coronary arteries and blood vessels.

3D-printed living human tissues one step closer

Harvard scientists have developed a new bioprinting method that can create intricately patterned 3-D tissue constructs with multiple types of cells and tiny blood vessels.

Organ regenerating blood vessel cells set to make transplants history

Damaged or diseased organs could be healed with an injection of blood vessel cells, which may eliminate the need for donated organs and transplants in future, researchers have claimed.