News tagged with lymph system

Designer vaccines may tailor immune response

(PhysOrg.com) -- In Margaret Atwood’s futuristic The Year of the Flood, sex workers wear "Biofilm Bodygloves" to protect themselves from infection. It turns out, though, that a prototype bodyglove may have already been ...

dateApr 29, 2010 in Medical research
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'Dirty' wild mice may be more relevant immunology model

Like humans, mice that live in their natural habitat encounter bacteria and other pathogens that exercise their immune system, yet the lab mice typically used in immunology studies are raised in isolation from most diseases. ...

dateSep 08, 2011 in Ecology
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Building the lymphatic drainage system

Our bodies' tissues need continuous irrigation and drainage. Blood vessels feeding the tissues bring in the fluids, and drainage occurs via the lymphatic system. While much is known about how blood vessels are built, the ...

dateApr 27, 2009 in Cancer
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