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2014-07-21 23:08:01

Computer Systems Institute (CSI) in Gurnee will host a Marrow Donor Registry Drive to find potential donor matches for seven-year old Nyiah and others who live with diseases such as leukemia and sickle cell anemia. CSI students and other Gurnee residents are encouraged to register and find out whether they can make a life-saving match for one of the thousands of people currently waiting for bone marrow transplants. Gurnee, IL (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Computer Systems Institute (CSI) will...

2014-07-07 08:28:39

NEW YORK, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This July, in honor of African American Bone Marrow Awareness Month, Delete Blood Cancer DKMS will proudly debut a PSA about Zahara Weeks, a five-year-old currently battling sickle cell anemia, featuring Grey's Anatomy's star James Pickens Jr. Despite her young age, Zahara has already begun to inspire others to join the bone marrow registry and potentially become a lifesaving match for a patient in need. In observance of this month, Delete...

2014-07-02 12:12:20

The JAMA Network Journals Use of a lower intensity bone marrow transplantation method showed promising results among 30 patients (16-65 years of age) with severe sickle cell disease, according to a study in the July 2 issue of JAMA. Myeloablative (use of high-dose chemotherapy or radiation) allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT; receipt of hematopoietic stem cells "bone marrow" from another individual) is curative for children with severe sickle cell disease, but...

2014-06-26 23:13:32

“Lipedema is a devastating fat disorder which causes the legs and sometimes the arms to grow progressively larger,” says cardiovascular surgeon Dr. David Greuner, surgical director of Lipedema Centers. "Our new website is designed to provide important information on diagnosis and treatment options." New York, NY (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 “For the millions of women who are affected by lipedema, abnormal accumulations of fat caused by the disorder usually cannot be lost through...

2014-06-25 08:30:51

MabThera SC offers a faster administration time for patients in Europe while potentially saving valuable time for health systems SAN DIEGO, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO) announced today that the commercial launch of MabThera(®) SC in Europe has triggered a $5 million milestone payment to Halozyme during the second quarter under the License and Collaboration Agreement between Halozyme and Roche. Following the launch of Herceptin(®) SC in...

2014-06-18 23:01:24

On May 27, 2014, New York Magazine published an online article discussing the various methods French women use to combat cellulite. Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Medical Corporation offers his view on lymphatic drainage and other cellulite-busting options. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 According to a French beauty publicist interviewed for a May 27, 2014 article posted on the website of New York Magazine, French women don’t get fat because they are obsessed with weight and that the...

2014-06-13 23:04:15

Lab Testing Company Gives Back to Communities Across the Nation Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 ANY LAB TEST NOW® is proud to announce that it is collecting donor specimens at selected locations across the U.S. on behalf of Delete Blood Cancer DKMS, an organization dedicated to helping people become bone marrow donors. The partnership which initially began in Indianapolis, Indiana; Greensboro, North Carolina; and Houston, Texas, is now officially offered at certain ANY LAB TEST...

2014-06-05 23:00:19

Dr. Greuner, Surgical Director of NYC Surgical Associates joins with a lipedema patient to increase public awareness of this debilitating disease. “A specialized form of liposuction is shown to be the only effective long-term treatment for lipedema,” he says. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 Cardiovascular surgeon Dr. David Greuner is successfully treating patients with lipedema, a chronic fat disorder that affects the legs and occasionally the arms, causing an abnormal...

2014-05-18 23:03:10

Allergy and headache sufferers can now receive a complimentary evaluation from a Licensed Massage Therapist to find out whether Medical Massage Therapy can help provide symptom relief from their ailments. Manual Lymph Drainage Techniques are the main focus for the protocol that has proven to be very successful. Commack, Long Island, New York (PRWEB) May 18, 2014 Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy, P.C. is offering complimentary evaluations for people suffering with allergies or who have...

Bone Marrow-on-a-chip Unveiled
2014-05-06 03:43:59

[ Watch The Video: The Making Of Bone Marrow-On-A-Chip ] Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard Device captures complexity of living marrow in the laboratory; could help test new drugs to prevent lethal radiation exposure The latest organ-on-a-chip from Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering reproduces the structure, functions and cellular make-up of bone marrow, a complex tissue that until now could only be studied intact in living...


Latest Lymphatic system 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...

Thymus
2013-03-04 12:56:08

The thymus gland is an endocrine organ of the immune system located anteriolateral to the trachea and in between the lungs. Its primary function is to build T lymphocytes for the body’s immune system; therefore, it is most important during childhood and puberty, when it reaches its maximum size. After puberty, it will begin to atrophy and shrink in size. Old age generally brings about hypotrophy of the thymus. In children the thymus is grayish-pink in color and in adults it is yellow. On...

Bone Marrow Transplantation (journal)
2012-06-04 20:00:41

Bone Marrow Transplantation is a peer-reviewed medical journal published monthly by Nature Publishing Group. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is J.M. Goldman (UK). The journal publishes high quality, original research that addresses all aspects of basic biology and clinical use of haemopoietic stem cell transplantation in humans. The broad scope of the journal thus encompasses topics such as stem cell biology, kinetics and cytokine control, transplantation immunology, HLA and matching...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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