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Latest Lymphatic system Stories

2011-04-28 10:05:00

NEW YORK, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Star of the new Vera Wang fragrance from Coty, Leighton Meester will join the Coty-DKMS Linked Against Leukemia partnership on April 28th to light up the Empire State Building in red and white to raise awareness about DKMS, the world's largest bone marrow donor center. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110420/NY86868LOGO) The Coty-DKMS Linked Against Leukemia partnership is committed to the fight against leukemia and other blood related...

2011-04-27 10:15:00

NEW YORK, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DKMS, the world's largest bone marrow donor center, will further its fight against leukemia with the organization's 5th Annual DKMS Gala on Thursday, April 28th at Cipriani Wall Street in NYC. Katharina Harf, COO of DKMS Americas will present an award to Rihanna in recognition for her tireless work in the fight against leukemia. The event will also honor Michael Clinton, president, marketing & publishing director at Hearst Magazines with the...

2011-04-25 14:25:24

Scientists close in on molecular moves that let tumor cells act as stowaways in lymphatic system Cancer has a mighty big bag of tricks that it uses to evade the body's natural defense mechanisms and proliferate. Among those tricks is one that allows tumor cells to turn the intricate and extensive system of lymphatic vessels into something of a highway to metastasis. Yet research unveiled this week may aid in the development of therapeutics that will put the brakes on such cancer spread, and...

2011-04-21 11:31:00

Charles R. Bronfman to Share Personal Remarks NEW YORK, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An extraordinary event will take place on Thursday, May 12, 2011, at The Grand Hyatt New York. That evening, the Grand Ballroom will be filled with heroes who have saved the lives of complete strangers, and witnesses present to hear their stories. They are not the usual heroes - policemen, firemen, or doctors. They are everyday people who have selflessly given of themselves and donated bone...

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2011-04-15 08:20:00

In case of exposure to life-threatening levels of radiation, health officials are being urged to collect blood from workers at the Fukushima nuclear plant, Japanese doctors said in letters published by the medical journal, The Lancet. "The danger of a future accidental radiation exposure is not passed," the doctors wrote. The disaster on March 11 caused by the earthquake and tsunami has plant workers struggling to control radiation leakage from the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant. With continued...

2011-04-13 23:00:00

'Novel' Reality Program Aims to Boost Breast Cancer, Leukemia Awareness ... and Recruit New Bone Marrow Donors NEW YORK, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The arsenal of tools to educate the public about the constant need for bone marrow donors - websites, social media, patient testimonials, fundraising events, television public service announcements - is welcoming a new partner: a reality-based legal thriller in which one of the major characters gets sick. "The Matriarchs," a...

2011-04-12 04:55:00

High value auction items for bidding until April 20 at charitybuzz to benefit Bone Marrow Foundation Be A Lifeline (TM) NEW YORK, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Be a lifeline for patients with life threatening cancer and genetic blood disorders while delighting in the talents of celebrity designer Charlotte Moss, New York City Ballet's former Principal Dancer Darci Kistler, or designer Meg Braff by winning their personalized auction packages in the Bone Marrow Foundation auction...

2011-04-09 04:21:42

Researchers discover how to control traffic in the lymphatic system Saint Louis University researchers have identified a novel mechanism to control the traffic of cells and fluid from tissues to lymphatic vessels. It may be possible to harness this mechanism to fight cancer spread from one organ to another organ and improve the effectiveness of vaccines. The lymphatic system is an extensive fluid transit system, consisting of vessels in the body. It defends the body against infection. Cancer...

2011-04-08 11:17:00

ST. LOUIS, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saint Louis University researchers have identified a novel mechanism to control the traffic of cells and fluid from tissues to lymphatic vessels. It may be possible to harness this mechanism to fight cancer spread from one organ to another organ and improve the effectiveness of vaccines. The lymphatic system is an extensive fluid transit system, consisting of vessels in the body. It defends the body against infection. Cancer cells and...

2011-04-05 08:26:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- An experimental drug lessens symptoms of a rare form of childhood leukemia and offers significant insight into the cellular development of the disease, according to findings from a new UCSF study. The mouse model research could spearhead the development of new leukemia therapies and paves the way for future clinical trials in humans. "Although this drug did not produce a cure, it alleviated the symptoms of leukemia as long as the treatment was continued and delayed the...


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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