Tag Archives: People

Lab-grown blood vessels given to people who need dialysis

A bioengineered blood vesselR.D. Kirkton et al., Science Translational Medicine (2019 By Donna Lu Human blood vessels grown in the lab have successfully been added to people’s own circulatory systems. The blood vessels are grown from the recipient’s own tissue and could be used in the future to replace arteries damaged by heart disease. Heather Prichard… Read More »

Obesity Is Driving Rise in Cancer Among Young People

Being overweight or obese is associated with an increased risk of various types of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). These obesity-related cancers are now found to be on the rise among young people in the United States. What’s more, rates are steeply increasing in progressively younger ages and successively younger generations, suggest… Read More »