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Organ-on-a-Chip Offers Treatment Insights for Aging Blood Vessels

Using stem cells derived from healthy donors and patients with Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (a rare disease characterized by premature aging of the blood vessels and heart attacks in childhood), researchers created a new miniature device to mimic the stretching and straining that occurs in the smooth muscle cells of blood vessels during blood flow.

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