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Vanderbilt study suggests way to prevent rare lung disease

by Nov. 15, 2018, 3:06 PM

Research by Vanderbilt scientists suggests that it may be possible to prevent or even reverse pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a rare, progressive disease characterized by narrowing of and high blood pressure in the small arteries of the lungs.

A key player in PAH is the proangiogenic cell (PAC), a cell produced by the bone marrow that normally promotes the growth of new blood vessels.

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