Latest Lymphatic system Stories
The Lymphedema Toolbox version 4 is an update to the popular lymphedema physical therapy continuing education course and patient education development tool.
New procedure transplants lymph nodes from groin to underarm, improving and even eliminating lymphedema symptoms. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) August 12, 2013
Breast cancer survivors who have extensive surgery are four times more likely to develop the debilitating disorder arm lymphoedema.
A team of surgeons and members of the breast cancer program of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center is conducting
Mike Peters' Rock and Roll Cancer Foundation, Love Hope Strength, Has Raised $3 Million, Expanded Registries and Harvested 35,000 Blood Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Donors Resulting In 560 Matches
Nina Louie’s story gets much-needed boost from national celebrities, supporters around the world. More than 1,000 people have been added to U.S.
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center report that cancers physically alter cells in the lymphatic system – a network of vessels that transports and stores immune cells throughout the body – to promote the spread of disease, a process called metastasis.
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...
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 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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