Regenerative Medicine: Polymer coating could help stem cells target inflamed blood vessels to regrow healthy tissue

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People with chronic diseases like diabetes and multiple sclerosis have inflamed, leaky blood vessels, heightening their risk of heart attack and stroke. Some scientists envision using a patient’s own stem cells to regrow healthy tissue to plug the leaks and calm inflammation. A new polymer coating could help these stem cells find and adhere to inflamed endothelial tissue (J. Am. Chem. Soc., DOI: 10.1021/ja400636d).

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http://cen.acs.org/articles/91/web/2013/04/Putting-Stem-Cells-Place.html

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