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Arteries blocked? Just take a pill & grow new ones

from Futurity:

YALE (US)—A new method for growing arteries could lead to a less invasive way to treat coronary artery disease.

“Instead of using growth factors, we stopped the inhibitor mechanism by using a drug that targets a particular enzyme called PI3-kinase inhibitor.“Because we’ve located this inhibitory pathway, this opens the possibility of developing a new class of medication to grow new arteries,” Simons adds.