MD Anderson blood vessel mapping reveals four new “ZIP codes”:
NCI Cancer Center News
A research team led by scientists from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered four new “ZIP codes” in their quest to map the vast blood vessel network of the human body…The study is part of ongoing research to identify specific and unique addresses… within the body’s vascular system and use them to develop diagnostic, imaging and therapeutic strategies.
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