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2011-05-11 01:00:00

SOMERSET, N.J., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Terumo Americas Holding, Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Terumo Corporation, one of the world's leading medical device manufacturers with $3.4 billion in sales and operations in more than 160 nations, today announced that it has entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of Harvest Technologies Corporation, an innovative biotechnology company working to commercialize the world's first point-of-care technology...

2011-05-05 07:27:00

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BrightLife Direct, a compression clothing distributor, recently added three new lymphedema products to its inventory. Products by Farrow Medical, Solaris and Gottfried are now available online through the Washington, DC-based company. These compression garments are used in lymphedema treatment. Lymphedema is a medical condition that involves swelling of the arms, legs or hands. Although it can be caused by a genetic condition, it is often caused by...

2011-05-02 08:09:00

'Novel' Reality Program Aims to Boost Breast Cancer, Leukemia Awareness...and Recruit New Bone Marrow Donors NEW YORK, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A legal thriller which tells the true story of a woman who battled breast cancer, then leukemia, and finally got a successful bone marrow transplant is being used this Mother's Day to educate the public about the constant need for bone marrow donors. "The Matriarchs," a novel now available in Amazon® print and...

2011-04-29 17:40:00

NEW YORK, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 5th DKMS Linked Against Leukemia Gala, held on April 28 at Cipriani Wall Street, broke all records of previous years and raised $2.5M to support the fight against leukemia and other blood related cancers. The money raised jointly by Coty Inc., a leading global beauty company, and DKMS, the world's largest bone marrow donor center, will help register over 30,000 new bone marrow donors and help patients worldwide. Over the past 20 years, DKMS has...

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...


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
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.