February 7, 2014
Georgia Institute of Technology scientists have engineered a microchip coated with blood vessel cells. The objective: learn more about the conditions under which nanoparticles accumulate in the plaque-filled arteries of patients with atherosclerosis, the underlying cause of myocardial infarction and stroke.
They coated microchips with a thin layer of endothelial cells, which make up the interior surface of blood vessels.
In healthy blood vessels, endothelial cells act as… read more