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Did you know your endothelium is hairy?

Just heard an interesting talk on endothelial dysfunction and its relation to nephrology.  One thing I learned is that the vascular endothelium is actually “hairy”, as demonstrated from this electron micrograph (taken from this website). These little hairs…

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Avastin-induced kidney injury

Avastin (bevacizumab) is one of the commonly used VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) inhibitors used to inhibit vascular neogenesis, a process which is required for growth of tumor. It has proven to be a valuable agent in a…

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