Gilbertson team also studied the interaction of blood vessel cells with CSCs mouse models of brain tumors better than analogues . Mixing brain CSCs with human blood vessel cells dramatically increased the formation and growth of tumors. Brain CSCs in the brain, added without human blood vessel cells produced tumors slowly, reaching a maximum size after seven weeks. In contrast, tumors formed by mixtures of increased brain CSCs and blood vessel cells much faster and reached a maximum growth after only four weeks. The blood vessel cells do not increase tumor growth by forming new vessels, but by associating with CSCs and stimulating these directly to tumors.

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