Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Bioengineered Blood Vessels

The New York Times reports on a correspondence published today in the New England Journal of Medicine which describes the development of bioengineered blood vessels made from a patient's own skin cells.

This might have huge implications for patients with severe peripheral vascular disease or those with poor vein harvesting sites for coronary bypass surgery.

Very cool.

-Wes

Image credit: The New York Times.