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Artificial blood vessels can be turned into natural
- January 23, 2020
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
It is no secret that modern medicine is quite actively and often even successfully experimenting with various bioengineering projects in the context of implants. And today, a team of specialists in bio-implants and bioengineering from Yale University, together with colleagues from the medical company Humacyte, presented the results of their observation study, which showed that artificially created blood vessels, being implanted into the patient’s circulatory system, can actually become integral its part. More precisely, the experts found that over time, artificial tissue becomes quite natural for itself.
This means that previous theories and hypotheses that artificially created blood vessels and blood pumping systems can be effectively integrated into the natural circulatory system over time were true to one degree or another. However, experts note that, observing how the cells of the natural environment and tissue inhabit the artificial, they noticed that this process lasts much longer than if the natural tissue restored itself.
However, the evidence of the transformation of artificial vascular tissue into natural tissue openly suggests that practical bioengineering will soon be able to enter a qualitatively new level of development and offer potential patients a significantly higher level of effectiveness of their implants. Of course, this will be preceded by some additional testing and experiments, what is happening at this stage as well – however, it becomes clear that with the increase in the number of such experiments, the number of successfully completed projects also increases.
Thus, specialists from Yale University together with colleagues from Humacyte lead to the fact that a successful experience with the natural cellular transformation of artificial blood vessels in the human body demonstrates new thresholds and directions for the development of this technology in its time perspective – it remains only to wait for new news from the fields of Yale bioengineering .