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2009-08-10 12:15:00

Researchers in the laboratory of Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati at the University of Kentucky have discovered the first naturally occurring molecule that selectively blocks lymphatic vessel growth. In an article in the Aug. 9, 2009 online edition of Nature Medicine, they report the identification of a new molecule known as soluble VEGFR-2 that blocks lymphangiogenesis "“ the growth of lymphatics "“ but not blood vessel growth.The twin circulatory systems of mammals - blood and lymphatic -...

2008-10-24 18:00:43

Tactile Systems Technology was named the second fastest growing private company in the Twin Cities on the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's "Fast 50" list. The "Fast 50" designation is based on a company's rate of revenue growth from 2005 to 2007. Tactile Systems Technology's revenue grew 340 percent during that time. Today, the company employs 80 people. Tactile Systems Technology develops, manufactures and markets products to treat vascular disorders such as lymphedema....

2005-08-15 13:18:10

Leuven, Belgium "“ Lymph circulates in our bodies through a complex network of lymphatic vessels, of which little is known. This network is, however, of major importance for the support of the immune system and the fluid in our body. Researchers from the Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) connected with the Catholic University of Leuven, are the first to indicate that this network can be studied with the help of tadpoles. This accelerates research of the...

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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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