News tagged with lymphatic vessels

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Fat fuels the road to cancer cell spread

Cancer cells spread to other sites in the body through promoting the growth of new 'roads' to travel on. In a study to be published on December 26th in the top scientific journal, Nature, an international and multidisciplinary ...

Dec 26, 2016
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Pelvic nerve visualizations reduce risk in surgery

Every year, thousands of patients suffer nerve damage in the pelvis during rectal surgery, leaving them with incontinence and sexual problems, for example. Noeska Smit has developed a method to make these nerves more visible ...

Oct 31, 2016
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Blocking the migration of cancer cells to destroy them

Lymphoma is a cancer that affects lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. The disease originates in a lymphoid organ (lymph node, spleen, or bone marrow) before spreading through the blood to infiltrate not only other lymphoid ...

Aug 04, 2016
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An invisible system to rescue the heart

Heart failure affects over one million people in France. Although the blood system is the first to have been explored for the purpose of improving heart function, a study by Inserm has revealed the potential of a secondary ...

Apr 12, 2016
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Leaky lymphatics lead to obesity in mice

Lymphatic vessels play multifaceted roles in the body, including the absorption of dietary lipid in the intestines as well as the movement of immune cells throughout the body. Previous work by Guillermo Oliver and colleagues ...

Feb 25, 2016
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Signpost for sentinel cells

Sentinel cells of the immune system can enter the finest lymphatic capillary vessels present in tissues. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now discovered the molecular signpost that guides these cells in the direction of the ...

Feb 16, 2016
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