vasculature
Getting Drugs Past the Blood-Brain Barrier
Getting Drugs Past the Blood-Brain Barrier
Amanda B. Keener | Nov 1, 2017
To treat neurological disease, researchers develop techniques to bypass or trick the guardian of the central nervous system.
Image of the Day: Eye of Pig
Image of the Day: Eye of Pig
The Scientist Staff | Sep 6, 2017
This 10-centimeter-wide pig eye replica includes even the most intricate of blood vessels, some no wider than 30 micrometers.
Image of the Day: A Heart is Born
Image of the Day: A Heart is Born
The Scientist Staff | Aug 28, 2017
To track distinct populations of developing cardiovascular cells, scientists used pulses of electricity to introduce fluorescently labeled DNA into chick embryos.
The Forces of Cancer
The Forces of Cancer
Lance L. Munn and Rakesh K. Jain | Apr 1, 2016
A tumor’s physical environment fuels its growth and causes treatment resistance.
Under Pressure
Under Pressure
Lance L. Munn and Rakesh K. Jain | Apr 1, 2016
The causes and consequences of physical forces in the tumor microenvironment
How Stress Affects Cancer’s Spread
How Stress Affects Cancer’s Spread
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2016
A mouse study reveals how chronic stress remodels lymphatic vasculature to facilitate the spread of tumor cells.
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.
Engineered Hearts Beat
Engineered Hearts Beat
Kate Yandell | Aug 15, 2013
Human stem cells take up residence in mouse hearts stripped of their own components, restoring some of the organs’ function.