New blood vessel system discovered in bones

A previously unknown network of fine capillaries directly connecting the bone marrow with the circulation of the periosteum has been discovered by a team of scientists led by Prof. Matthias Gunzer and Dr. Anja Hasenberg from the Institute for Experimental Immunology and Imaging at the University Hospital of the University Duisburg-Essen (UDE) in Germany. The group was further supported by research institutes in Erlangen, Jena, Berlin, Dresden and Berne (Switzerland). Their results have now been published in the prestigious international journal “Nature Metabolism”.

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