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Molecular medicine

The writing is on the vessel wall

Using an integrated approach, it is possible to identify the molecular addresses on blood-vessel walls that are read by blood cells — and, at least in rats, to deliver imaging agents and drugs to specific tissues.

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Contag, C., Bachmann, M. The writing is on the vessel wall. Nature 429, 618–619 (2004).

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