Gel Grows New Blood Vessels in Rats

An injectable gel that has shown results in growing new blood vessels in rats is now being developed in pre-clinical trials at the University of Texas. If this therapy can be moved forward into human trials, it is hoped it will be useful for treating the deterioration of blood vessels in diabetics.

Regenerating Blood Vessels gets $2.7 Million Grant – [utexas.edu]

AUSTIN, Texas — Biomedical engineers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have received a three-year, $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to advance a promising treatment that could help millions of older Americans and people with diabetes affected by peripheral ischemia, a condition that restricts blood flow to muscles in the lower limbs.

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