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Study points a way to better implantable medical devices

20:00 EDT 19 Mar 2017 | AAAS

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT researchers have identified a signaling molecule key to the formation of scar tissue surrounding implantable medical devices, a process called fibrosis. Blocking this molecule prevents scar tissue from forming and could help scientists extend the lifespan of many types of implantable medical devices.

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