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Rapidly building arteries that produce biochemical signals

Duke engineers have developed a technique to make artificial arteries that naturally produce biochemical signals vital to their functions. The technique is also ten times faster than current methods for tissue engineering of blood vessels.

02/19/2016

Photo: proteins (left) and calponin (right)

Staining on these slides shows engineered human arteries produce contractile proteins (left) and calponin (right) just one week after being grown in culture. These two molecules allow the arteries to contract and dilate in response to environmental stimuli; © George Truskey Lab, Duke University