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Latest Lymphatic system Stories

2012-10-23 14:10:58

Living with chronic condition requires patients to use comprehensive self-care practices Nearly 40 percent of breast cancer survivors suffer from lymphedema, a chronic condition that causes body limbs to swell from fluid buildup, as a result of lymph node removal and radiation therapy. A cure for lymphedema does not exist, so individuals with the condition must find ways to manage the symptoms throughout their lifetimes. Now, a team of researchers and clinicians working with a University...

Cancer Patient Saved With Pluristem PLX Cells
2012-08-09 09:30:16

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Dressed in a white coat, a physician wrapped a piece of gauze around the arm of a female wearing a black shirt. The female was tense and anxious, sitting patiently as vials were attached to her arm. These actions could possibly decide the next step of her treatment. This is a typical scene at Pluristem Therapeutics, an Israeli-based company that focuses on placenta-based cell therapies. Pluristem Therapeutics developed this...

2012-08-04 02:33:57

Human HLA genes — the genes that allow our immune system to tell the difference between our own cells and foreign invaders — are evolving much more rapidly than previously thought, according to an article online on August 3rd in Trends in Genetics. The resulting degree of variation improves our ability to fight off disease, but could also present challenges to current worldwide efforts aimed at identifying potential donors for patients undergoing stem cell transplantation....

2012-07-30 23:03:21

SIGVARIS is pleased to announce the launch of the ADVANCE Armsleeve in the US. This exciting new product combines the most advanced textiles and design for a truly superior lymphedema treatment option. Peachtree City, GA (PRWEB) July 30, 2012 SIGVARIS, the global leader in medical compression garments, is excited to announce the launch of the popular ADVANCE Armsleeve in the United States. This product, which has already been gaining world-wide notoriety, was designed in collaboration with...


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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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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