Children born with heart defects often undergo multiple surgeries throughout their lives because the synthetic materials used to replace blood vessels and heart valves do not grow with the patient (1). The implant needed for an infant will be far too small once that child grows up. In addition, if the replacement is grafted from … Continue reading Research with sheep demonstrates utility of new synthetic blood vessels
University of Minnesota students, Jessi Coryell and Kyle Walburg, and their Program Director, Prof. Richard Bianco spell out the importance of laboratory outreach - something Speaking of Research is a great supporter of. The better informed the next generation is about animal research, the less likely they will become objectors to this important research tool.