Successful Strategy Developed to Regenerate Blood Vessels, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry of University of Western Ontario Study Reveals
4/18/2011 7:23:29 AM
ScienceDaily (Apr. 17, 2011) — Researchers at The University of Western Ontario have discovered a strategy for stimulating the formation of highly functional new blood vessels in tissues that are starved of oxygen. Dr. Geoffrey Pickering and Matthew Frontini at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry developed a strategy in which a biological factor, called fibroblast growth factor 9 (FGF9), is delivered at the same time that the body is making its own effort at forming new blood vessels in vulnerable or damaged tissue. The result is that an otherwise unsuccessful attempt at regenerating a blood supply becomes a successful one.