Dr Peter Psaltis

Institute: The University of Adelaide
Category: Clinical
Current Project

How white blood cells develop in arteries during atherosclerosis

White blood cells (macrophages) play a key role in the development of plaque build-up and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), which is the underlying cause of most heart attacks and strokes.

The origins of macrophages have long been thought to be from circulating blood cells called monocytes. However new discoveries show…

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