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July 27, 2015

Penn Scientists Find That Flow Means "Go" for Proper Lymph System Development

Findings in mice hint at new approaches for treating lymphedema, other chronic lymphatic disorders

The lymphatic system provides a slow flow of fluid from our organs and tissues into the bloodstream. It returns fluid and proteins that leak from blood vessels, provides passage for immune and inflammatory cells from the tissues to the blood, and hosts key niches for immune cells. How this system develops hasnít been well understood, but now researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found from experiments in mice that the early flow of lymph fluid is a critical factor in the development of mature lymphatic vessels. Read more ...

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