Questions Raised About Widely Used Blood-Brain Barrier Model
Questions Raised About Widely Used Blood-Brain Barrier Model
A study has sparked controversy by suggesting that cells made using a popular lab protocol have been misidentified, with potentially serious repercussions for brain research. Critics say the significance of the findings has been overstated.
Questions Raised About Widely Used Blood-Brain Barrier Model
Questions Raised About Widely Used Blood-Brain Barrier Model

A study has sparked controversy by suggesting that cells made using a popular lab protocol have been misidentified, with potentially serious repercussions for brain research. Critics say the significance of the findings has been overstated.

A study has sparked controversy by suggesting that cells made using a popular lab protocol have been misidentified, with potentially serious repercussions for brain research. Critics say the significance of the findings has been overstated.

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Special Report
The Specter of Endothelial Injury in COVID-19
The Specter of Endothelial Injury in COVID-19
Alakananda Dasgupta | Nov 3, 2020
Studies signal that damage to the endothelium—cells that cover blood vessels like wallpaper—could underpin the thrombosis and inflammation induced by coronavirus infection.
Could Statins Reduce the Severity of COVID-19?
Could Statins Reduce the Severity of COVID-19?
Ashley Yeager | Jun 12, 2020
The cholesterol-lowering drugs quell inflammation and reverse endothelial tissue damage, hints that they might curb the body’s excessive immune response to SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Image of the Day: New Growth
Image of the Day: New Growth
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 12, 2019
Injection of a hydrogel that mechanically resembles a blood clot promotes the growth of new blood vessels in mice.
Image of the Day: Zip It
Image of the Day: Zip It
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 7, 2018
The cytoskeleton of endothelial cells and adhesion proteins work together to help build new blood vessels.  
Researchers Develop a Technique to Regenerate the Mouse Thymus
Researchers Develop a Technique to Regenerate the Mouse Thymus
Jim Daley | Jan 12, 2018
The discovery reveals the role of a growth factor and endothelial cells in thymus repair, and could have implications for chemotherapy and radiation patients’ recovery following treatment.
Editing Human Blood Vessel Cells with CRISPR
Editing Human Blood Vessel Cells with CRISPR
Jenny Rood | May 5, 2015
Researchers use the genome-editing tool to manipulate cultured human endothelial cells.
Exit Strategy
Exit Strategy
Ruth Williams | Jan 1, 2014
Scientists come up with a better way to watch cells leave blood vessels.
Sensing a Little Tension
Sensing a Little Tension
Nicholette Zeliadt | Sep 1, 2013
Tools and techniques for measuring forces in living cells
Michael Smith: Biomechanic
Michael Smith: Biomechanic
Jef Akst | Sep 1, 2013
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Boston University. Age: 37