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2014-01-28 12:20:14

Drugs used to treat HIV penetrate poorly into lymphatic tissues where most HIV replication takes place and there is persistent low-level virus replication in these tissues according to research from the University of Minnesota and University of Nebraska Medical Center. The results appear in the latest issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). "We know the drugs we use today are effective because our patients are doing better and living longer, but these drugs...

2014-01-07 12:28:59

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Supports Cancer Vaccine Research at the University of Maryland. COLLEGE PARK, Md., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2004, a form of cancer known as neuroblastoma claimed the life of Alexandra (Alex) Scott, a little girl who gained national attention for using her lemonade stand to raise money for cancer research. Now, the organization established in her memory, the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), has awarded University of Maryland...

2013-11-15 11:06:52

Treatment of pelvic nodes individualized by inclusion of sentinel nodes (SN) can be easily integrated into an IMRT-based treatment strategy, according to the new study conducted by a group of researchers from Tübingen and Munich in Germany. The target volume concept seems to correctly cover individual pelvic nodes, which is indicated by the absence of any nodal recurrence within five years of follow-up. The results of the study are to be presented at the 5th European Multidisciplinary...

2013-11-12 23:32:35

A team of respected cancer researchers say mesothelioma doctors should pay more attention to a set of lymph nodes not typically used for cancer staging. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 According research presented at the 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer and detailed on Surviving Mesothelioma, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have found that a set of lymph nodes that are usually ignored could help predict mesothelioma outlook and guide treatment planning. The...

Scientists Get A Closer Look At What Makes Typhoid Fever Tick
2013-08-15 11:03:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the early 20th century, Typhoid Mary became one of the iconic symbols of disease outbreak when she infected about 50 people with typhoid fever while working as a cook in and around New York City. Scientists have long wondered how a working-class Irish immigrant who appeared so healthy could have carried the Salmonella bacterium responsible for the disease, S. typhi, for so long without any symptoms. According to a new study...

2013-07-29 16:37:29

After a breast cancer operation, the removed tumor is always examined, as its subtype can provide an indication of how aggressive the disease is. The patient's lymph nodes are not analyzed in the same way. Yet the breast tumor can sometimes appear to be of a less aggressive type while the subtype in the lymph nodes gives a different and more worrying picture. In these cases, it is the lymph nodes that provide the correct prognosis, according to new research at Lund University in Sweden. An...

2013-05-14 13:20:22

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center report that cancers physically alter cells in the lymphatic system — a network of vessels that transports and stores immune cells throughout the body — to promote the spread of disease, a process called metastasis. The findings are published in this week's online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Roughly 90 percent of all cancer...

2013-05-14 13:18:59

Doctors at Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) have found a combination of drugs to potentially treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) more effectively. The research was published online on May 3, 2013, and it will appear as a letter in the journal Leukemia, a publication of the prestigious Nature Publishing Group. The study helps address a basic problem of treating CLL. CLL lives both in the blood in circulation, and in lymph nodes and bone marrow. The former is...

2013-04-17 15:41:23

The estimated size of chest lymph nodes and lung nodules seen on CT images varies significantly when the same nodes or nodules are examined using lower versus higher doses of radiation, a new study shows. The size of lymph nodes and lung nodules is an important determinant of treatment and treatment success. The study, conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, used a 3D image processing tool to quantitatively measure the volume of the lymph nodes and lung nodules. "We found...

2013-01-11 10:18:01

One of the greatest challenges faced by cancer surgeons is to know exactly which tissue to remove, or not, while the patient is under anesthesia. A team of surgeons and scientists at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have developed a new technique that will allow surgeons to identify during surgery which lymph nodes are cancerous so that healthy tissue can be saved. The findings will be published in the January 15 print edition of Cancer Research. "This research is...


Latest Lymph node Reference Libraries

Lymph Node
2013-03-04 14:27:41

A lymph node is an immune system organ that is widely distributed throughout various places in the body. There are about 500-600 nodes in an individual adult, with clusters of lymph nodes found in the underarms, groin, neck, chest, and abdomen. The lymphatic system as a whole is responsible for acting as the body’s primary mechanism of defense. Each node is oval-shaped, and measures between a few millimeters and a few centimeters long. They are linked to one another by lymphatic vessels and...

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