ANN ARBOR---Because of its role in cancer and other diseases, many groups of researchers are trying to understand what influences and controls the process of angiogenesis (blood vessel growth). A University of Michigan team has found that a natural substance known as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) contributes to angiogenesis not only by stimulating blood vessel growth, but also by prolonging the survival of blood vessel cells.
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