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Nanofibers Seed Blood Vessels

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Science  01 Apr 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5718, pp. 44-45
DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5718.44b

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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA-- In this biotech hotbed, biological chemistry was front and center at the 229th national meeting of the American Chemical Society from 12-16 March. A chemist reported that his team has developed a novel variety of self-assembling nanofibers that strongly promote the growth of new blood vessels both in cell cultures and preliminary animal tests.