Medical research

Breast cancer: Why metastasis spreads to the bone

When cancer cells break away from a primary tumor and migrate to other organs, this is called "metastatic cancer." The organs affected by these metastases, however, depend in part on their tissue of origin. In the case of ...

Cardiology

Blocking distraction: How growing blood vessels do it all

Growing blood vessels are experts at multitasking. Not only do cells in their walls divide, they must also sprout in new directions while learning to specialize, ultimately becoming part of vein, artery or lymphatic vessels. ...

Medical research

Research uncovers shortcut dendritic cells take to lymph nodes

In its response to pathogens and vaccines, the immune system relies on dendritic cells, white blood cells that patrol the body's tissues, collect components of pathogens and vaccines and transport them via lymphatic vessels ...

Genetics

How blood and lymph vessels remain separated after development

Researchers from Kumamoto University (Japan) have clarified the mechanism by which blood and lymph vessels remain segregated from one another after development. The characteristics and structures of these two vessel types ...

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