blood vessels
Image of the Day: Skinning the Cat
Image of the Day: Skinning the Cat
The Scientist Staff | Jul 17, 2017
This stack of polarized light micrographs depicts a vibrant ensemble of tissues, hair follicles, and vessels within a slice of cat skin.
Image of the Day: Break Through
Image of the Day: Break Through
The Scientist Staff | Jan 20, 2017
Immune cells minimize damage while traveling through blood vessel walls by breaking the thin filaments of the cytoskeleton, which can rapidly reassemble.
Smooth Move
Smooth Move
Ashley P. Taylor | Jan 1, 2016
In the mouse lung, hardening of a blood vessel can result from just a single progenitor cell forming new smooth muscle.
Platelets Fan Inflammation
Platelets Fan Inflammation
Kate Yandell | Dec 4, 2014
The circulating blood cells bind to neutrophils, prompting inflammation-related activity in these immune cell partners.
Your Brain on Art
Your Brain on Art
Mary Beth Aberlin | May 1, 2014
A new scientific discipline investigates the neurology underlying the experience and the creation of beauty.
Building Flesh and Blood
Building Flesh and Blood
Jalees Rehman | May 1, 2014
Understanding how networks of blood vessels form is key to engineering transplantable organs and tissues.
Light Lowers Blood Pressure
Light Lowers Blood Pressure
Tracy Vence | Jan 20, 2014
UVA exposure reduces human blood pressure by releasing nitric oxide metabolites from storage in the skin.
Plastics That Heal Like Skin
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 29, 2011
Taking their cue from animal vasculature, engineers are building materials that "self-heal" breaks.
Stress and Inflammation
Stress and Inflammation
Christina M. Warboys, Narges Amini, Amalia de Luca, and Paul C. Evans | Feb 1, 2011
Stress and inflammation Cardiovascular disease, including coronary artery disease and stroke, is the single greatest cause of death worldwide and is a major burden on health services and society. 
When Stress Is Good
Christina M. Warboys, Narges Amini, Amalia de Luca, and Paul C. Evans | Feb 1, 2011
Fast blood flow protects against atherosclerosis: implications for treatment