Our prediction: the world of healthcare will be looking for big solutions that tackle huge problems with tiny blood vessels as the medical community begins to understand more and more that “micro” is getting even smaller.
The MYSTIC study has fueled the hypothesis that COVID-19 is actually a vascular illness and that systemic leakiness and impairment of the endothelial glycocalyx might play a central role in the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and multi-organ failure.
Today we have an emerging science based on MICROvascular science and the recent discovery of what I call a "physiological organ": the Endothelial Glycocalyx or Glycocalyx for short, which evidence shows regulates many blood vascular functions and whose degradation might result in many different conditions with this common root cause.
A new 6-million-euro project will investigate a possible common cause of heart disease and dementia using GlycoCheck. READ MORE: https://www.crucial-project.eu/ku-leuven-leads-e6-million-research-project-on-heart-disease-and-dementia/