Medical researchers Gary Owens, left, and Molly R. Kelly-Goss collaborated to make the discovery, which will advance the burgeoning field of angiogenesis, or blood vessel formation. (UVA Health System photo) Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered an ingredient vital for proper blood vessel formation that explains why numerous promising treatments have failed. The discovery offers important direction for efforts to better treat a host of serious conditions ranging from diabetes to heart attacks and strokes.
The researchers have published their findings in the scientific journal Nature Communications. The research team consisted of Hess, Kelly-Goss, Olga A. Cherepanova, Anh T. Nguyen, Richard A. Baylis, Svyatoslav Tkachenko, Annex, Peirce and Owens. The work was supported by the American Heart Association. [Read more]