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Controlled capillaries

The finest scale of blood flow through the brain occurs in capillaries. Suspicions that capillary flow is regulated by cells that put the squeeze on these vessels are now borne out by detailed experiments.

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MacVicar, B., Salter, M. Controlled capillaries. Nature 443, 642–643 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/443642a

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