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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...

2012-07-27 12:33:28

2 Brigham and Women's Hospital patients have no detectable traces of HIV following transplantation Two men with longstanding HIV infections no longer have detectable HIV in their blood cells following bone marrow transplants. The virus was easily detected in blood lymphocytes of both men prior to their transplants but became undetectable by eight months post-transplant. The men, who were treated at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), have remained on anti-retroviral therapy. Their cases...

Pluristem Focuses On Therapeutic Cells Delivered Intramuscularly
2012-07-21 06:21:48

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online 20,000,000. This is the number of peripheral artery disease patients Pluristem Therapeutics, a placenta-based cell therapy company, is working to assist. The company recently released information regarding the effectiveness of cell therapy with intramuscular delivery. To begin, Pluristem uses stem cells from the human placenta and has created a manufacturing process that produces enough cells to treat 10,000 patients from one...

2012-07-06 00:00:14

Chronic inflammatory conditions are extremely common diseases in humans and in the entire animal kingdom. Both in autoimmune diseases and pathogen-caused diseases, the inflamed areas are rapidly colonized by antibody producing B lymphocytes — which organize themselves in highly structured areas called "lymphoid follicles". The scaffold of such follicles is provided by follicular dendritic cells (FDCs). FDCs have important roles in the development of immune responses, since they trap...

2012-07-05 10:22:42

Eltrombopag, a drug that was designed to stimulate production of platelets from the bone marrow and thereby improve blood clotting, can raise blood cell levels in some people with severe aplastic anemia who have failed all standard therapies. About one-third of aplastic anemia cases do not respond to standard therapy, a combination of immune-suppressing drugs. Although bone marrow stem cell transplantation is an option for some, patients without a matched donor have few treatment options....

2012-06-01 23:01:13

In a heartwarming meeting, Vincent Valenti, 35, of White Plains, NY, finally had the chance to personally thank Stefan Hindl, 32, from Germany for his life-saving bone marrow donation at North Shore University Hospital. Woodbury, NY (PRWEB) June 01, 2012 Mr. Valenti, the father of 16-month-old twin boys, was able to survive his ongoing battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), after receiving the transplant in September 2009 at [North Shore University Hospital (NSUH). The two men have...

2012-05-19 23:02:42

Gold Rush Cure Foundation expresses praise for Health Canada's decision to approve the stem cell therapy Prochymal for the treatment of Graft-versus-host disease in children. Laguna Niguel, California (PRWEB) May 19, 2012 The Gold Rush Cure Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising public awareness and funding for research to eradicate childhood cancer, today expressed praise for Health Canada´s decision to approve the stem cell therapy Prochymal®...

2012-05-03 11:50:42

Contrary to a trend in treatment, breast cancer patients with suspicious lymph nodes should have an ultrasound-guided axillary node biopsy, and if that biopsy is positive these patients should undergo an axillary dissection, a new study shows. The study, conducted at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, compared 199 patients with a positive ultrasound-guided axillary node biopsy to 434 patients with a positive sentinel lymph node biopsy. "About 50% of patients with a positive...


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
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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