Tag: "lymphatic" at biology news

New therapy for specific form of leukemia

...rms of this disease − including T-cell acute lymphatic leukemia, or T-ALL. But now, researchers from the ...to a number of T-ALL patients. T-ALL: T-cell acute lymphatic leukemiaIn normal circumstances, our white blood cells combat foreign intruders, like viruses and ba...

Other highlights in the January 5 JNCI

...giogenesis or the survival or function of existing lymphatic vessels. Specifically targeting VEGFR-3 may inhibit tumor metastasis by preventing lymphatic vessel growth by the tumor, the study concludes. VEGFR-3 plays an important role in embryonic and tu...

Enzyme allows B cells to resist death, leading to leukemia

...ature B lymphocytes in the blood, bone marrow, and lymphatic tissues. It is believed that in the early stages of disease, B-CLL is the result of an undefined defect in the programmed signals that trigger normal B cell death (apoptosis). Livio Trentin and colleagues from Padua University School of Medicine now ...

JCI table of contents

...ibute to asthma TITLE: Pathogenesis of persistent lymphatic vessel hyperplasia in chronic airway inflammation. AUTHOR CONTACT: Donald M. McDonald Department of Anatomy, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA. Phone: 415-476-2118; Fax: 415-476-4845; E-mail: dmcd@itsa.ucsf.edu . This article ...

A bacterial genome reveals new targets to combat infectious disease

...ugia malayi , a parasitic nematode responsible for lymphatic filariasis. This Wolbachia genome is small, only about a million base pairs, and many metabolically critical genes have degraded through mutation to the point of uselessness. This phenomenon, called reductive evolution, is typical of long-term sym...

Method holds promise in identifying markers of non-metastatic vs. metastatic breast cancer

...Expression profiling of primary tumors and matched lymphatic and lung metastases in a xenogeneic breast cancer model," appears in the May 2005 issue of The American Journal of Pathology and is accompanied by a commentary. The significance of the study's findings lies in how the microarray method was employed...

Positive effects of nuclear medicine, 'smart drugs' provide hope for non-hodgkin's lymphoma patients

... noted. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, the body's blood-filtering tissues that help to fight infection and disease. A variety of factors including congenital and acquired immunodeficiency states--as well as infectious, physical and chemical agents--have been associated with an inc...

Antibiotics help combat dangerous tropical disease

... by producing inflammation which halts the flow of lymphatic fluid. The consequence of this is that arms, legs and genitals swell to monstrous proportions hence the name elephantiasis. More than 120 million people worldwide are infected with the pathogen wuchereria bancrofti. Adult wuchereria worms have a lif...

Scientists develop nanotech-laser treatment that kills cancer cells without harming healthy tissue

...r cell." One example is lymphoma, or cancer of the lymphatic system. Like many cancers, lymphoma cells have wel...r-infrared light on the animal's skin will destroy lymphatic tumors, while leaving normal cells intact. "It's a really interesting idea," says Felsher, an assist...

Tadpole soon to help in the fight against cancer and lymphedema

...culates in our bodies through a complex network of lymphatic vessels, of which little is known. This network is...help of tadpoles. This accelerates research of the lymphatic vessel network. With tadpoles one can now very quickly identify new genes that play a part in the de...

Reversal of role for a viral protein associated with the development of lymphoma

... term for a group of cancers that originate in the lymphatic system. They begin with the malignant transformation of a lymphocyte in the lymphatic system. The American Cancer Society estimates that 63,740 people in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed...

JCI table of contents September 1, 2005

...ngly, yes! When the cornea is inflamed, blood and lymphatic vessels grow into it. But the cornea is typically...e Institute examine which cells generate these new lymphatic vessels in the cornea. The authors find that innate immune cells, in particular macrophages, contri...

Growing lymph vessels with macrophages? Surprisingly, yes!

When the cornea is inflamed, blood and lymphatic vessels grow into it. But the cornea is typically...e Institute examine which cells generate these new lymphatic vessels in the cornea. The authors find that innate immune cells, in particular macrophages, contri...

Researchers discover why melanoma is so malignant

...arby tissue, then make their way into the blood or lymphatic vessels. Next they must migrate through the bloodstream to a distant site, exit the bloodstream, and establish new colonies. Researchers have wondered why melanoma in particular is able to do this not only more efficiently than other cancers, but at ...

Go with the flow: How cells use biological flows to signal and organize

...ch as the slow-moving flows that exist between the lymphatic and blood capillaries to help transport macromolec...le in tissue formation. She placed human blood and lymphatic endothelial cells in an environment containing matrix-bound vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF...

PCBs, furans may factor in risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

...isease. More men (23 of every 100,000) develop the lymphatic system cancer than women (16 per 100,000). Most non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients are mature adults. The average age at diagnosis is 60 years, with the average survival of patients with low-grade lymphomas about six to eight years after diagnosis. Some 3...

Other highlights in the January 4 JNCI

...ymphoma (NHL), a type of cancer that occurs in the lymphatic system. The study also examines the association between these disorders and specific subtypes of NHL. Past studies have consistently found an association between certain autoimmune disorders (such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and Sjgren syndrome) ...

JCI table of contents: January 4, 2006

...cer of B cell lymphocytes that usually develops in lymphatic tissues in the stomach, thyroid, lungs or eyes. At least 3 different chromosomal translocations where parts of chromosomes are interchanged have been implicated in the development and progression of MALT lymphoma. In a study appearing in the Januar...

Malaria parasites develop in lymph nodes

...iver. However, many of the parasites also invaded lymphatic vessels. About 25 percent of the parasites injected by the mosquito bites were drained by lymphatic vessels and ended up in lymph nodes close to the site of the bite. Their journey seemed to stop ther...

Biovest International submits amendment request to FDA for use of molecular remission data

...D. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) is a cancer of the lymphatic system involving a type of white blood cell called a lymphocyte. Because of a characteristic chromosomal abnormality in the cancer cells in NHL, as few as 1 malignant lymphocyte in 100,000 normal cells can be detected in the blood using a molecular ...

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