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Dual-action protein developed at Stanford better restricts blood vessel formation
Date:8/11/2011

ful in the treatment of diseases such as macular degeneration, one form of which can lead to visual impairment or even blindness when unchecked capillaries grow in the retina.

As for the scaffolding approach, she said she sees a research strategy that might be applied to develop new, multifunctional proteins that work in other biomedical applications, from diagnostics and immunotherapy to tissue repair.

"All the attention being accorded dual-action proteins is warranted," Cochran said. "Sometimes, two are better than one."


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Contact: Andrew Myers
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Stanford School of Engineering
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