Home Stretch. Implants and Immune Cells

  • Valentina Bonito

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities



Period5 Sept 2018

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  • TitleHome Stretch. Implants and Immune cells
    Media name/outletCursor/Home stretch
    DescriptionSeize a lizard by its rear end and you are likely to be left holding just a tail. The lizard escapes and its tail simply grows back later. This ability relies on what are called macrophages – immune cells that we humans also possess. PhD candidate Valentina Bonito investigated how we can best use the healing effects of these macrophages to steer the formation of blood vessels or heart valves made of the body's own materials.
    Producer/AuthorTom Jeltes
    PersonsValentina Bonito