Medical research

Researchers identify 'hot spots' for developing lymphatic vessels

When an embryo develops, a wide variety of proteins and enzymes trigger a series of biochemical reactions. The development of the lymphatic vasculature is crucially dependent on one specific protein—the growth factor VEGF-C. ...

Medical research

Lymphatic vessels in mice and humans: Alike yet different

In an international collaboration, researchers from Uppsala University have mapped the lymph node lymphatic vessels in mice and humans down to the level of individual cells. The results may eventually help scientists to discover ...

Medical research

Engineering lymphatic vessels as a therapeutic to heal the heart

The cardiovascular system is a complex network of veins, arteries and capillaries. Within that network, lymphatic vessels are critical to the heart's ability to heal in the event of a heart attack. When they're functional, ...

Medical research

A PoEM on breast cancer metastasis

When breast cancer cells spread through the body, they do so mainly through the lymph system that normally removes excess fluid and waste products from our tissues. Now, scientists from the group of Professor Massimiliano ...

Cardiology

The quest for the holy grail of healthy arteries

Heart and kidney failure, aneurysms and strokes—these are the complications that can result from atherosclerosis, a condition in which arteries narrow due to plaque build-up on the artery walls. Severe cases of atherosclerosis ...

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