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Brain vessels squeezed to death

A study finds that contractile cells that surround the capillary vessels of the brain control the blood supply to healthy neurons, and that their death may aggravate brain injury by strangling vessels. See Article p.55

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Figure 1: Cutting off the blood supply to the brain.


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Greif, D., Eichmann, A. Brain vessels squeezed to death. Nature 508, 50–51 (2014).

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