‘Being able to build human blood vessels as organoids from stem cells is a game changer,’ said the study’s senior author Josef Penninger, director of the Life Sciences Institute at the University of British Columbia.

‘Every single organ in our body is linked with the circulatory system.

‘This could potentially allow researchers to unravel the causes and treatments for a variety of vascular diseases, from Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular diseases, wound healing problems, stroke, cancer and, of course, diabetes.’