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Latest Lymph node Stories

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.

2012-09-24 15:22:35

Germinal centers are sites in the organs of the lymphatic system, formed during the course of an immune response to infection, where B cells intensely proliferate and modify their DNA in order to produce antibodies specific for the pathogen.

2012-07-06 00:00:14

Chronic inflammatory conditions are extremely common diseases in humans and in the entire animal kingdom.

2012-06-28 22:22:36

An organism's ability to make new antibodies and use them to optimize its own immune defenses is of central importance in the fight against pathogens.

2012-05-03 11:50:42

Contrary to a trend in treatment, breast cancer patients with suspicious lymph nodes should have an ultrasound-guided axillary node biopsy, and if that biopsy is positive these patients should undergo an axillary dissection.

2012-04-03 10:04:56

Lymph nodes help to fight off infections by producing immune cells and filtering foreign materials from the body, such as bacteria or cancer cells.

2012-03-22 23:00:40

Every new imaging technology has an aura of magic about it because it suddenly reveals what had been concealed, and makes visible what had been invisible.

2012-03-06 11:05:26

Metastasis is responsible for 90% of deaths in patients with cancer.

2012-02-13 23:02:59

A new study reveals key factors that promote the spread of cancer to lymph nodes and provides a mechanism that explains how a common over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication can reduce the spread of tumor cells through the lymphatic system.


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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