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Mayo Clinic-led study unravels biological pathway that controls the leakiness of blood vessels

  • Posted: December 18, 2012

A research team led by scientists at Mayo Clinic in Florida have decoded the entire pathway that regulates leakiness of blood vessels, a condition that promotes a wide number of disorders, such as heart disease, cancer growth and spread, inflammation and respiratory distress. They say their findings... suggest that several agents already being tested for other conditions might reverse vessel leakiness.

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