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Why We Need a Lymphatic System
 

Why We Need a Lymphatic System

A kind of plumbing system distributed throughout the body, the lymphatic system works together with the circulatory and immune systems.

The lymphatic system removes viruses, bacteria, cancer cells, and extra-cellular fluid from the blood stream, all in an attempt to keep you healthy.

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How Space Technology Improves Human Health

How Space Technology Improves Human Health

Technology that NASA originally developed for space exploration is now being used to improve our health. On this site, select the body system you're interested in to see a related video. More...

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NASA
Childhood Cancer: Lymphoma

Childhood Cancer: Lymphoma

Cancers that begin in the lymphatic system are known as lymphomas. Find out how the two types of lymphoma affect the very small percentage of people under the age of 20 who are diagnosed each year. More...

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KidsHealth
Harvard Medical Students Publish “What Does the Spleen Do?” Video

Harvard Medical Students Publish “What Does the Spleen Do?” Video

Harvard's got talent, as shown by its medical students. So, “What does the spleen do?” You'll just have to watch to find out. More...

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Boston.com
How the Lymph System Works

How the Lymph System Works

The lymphatic system defends the body against infections by producing antibodies and white blood cells, called lymphocytes. Find out how they fend off invaders. More...

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Discovery
Lymphatic System: Facts, Functions and Diseases

Lymphatic System: Facts, Functions and Diseases

The body’s lymphatic system consists of all things lymph: vessels, ducts, nodes, a water-like fluid, and a quartet of organs. Discover their functions and roles in maintaining health. More...

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LiveScience
MacArthur Fellow: Melody Swartz

MacArthur Fellow: Melody Swartz

Recipient of a “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation, bioengineer Melody Swartz performed research suggesting that lymph nodes allow cancerous tumors to fool and suppress the immune system. Find out how. More...

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MacArthur Foundation
Thoracic Lymph Nodes Anatomy, Diagram and Function

Thoracic Lymph Nodes Anatomy, Diagram and Function

Looking like the strings of seaweed bladders that wash up on the beach, thoracic lymph nodes are deployed throughout the chest region. Explore the two kinds of thoracic nodes and what they do. More...

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Heathline
Tonsils and Tonsillectomies

Tonsils and Tonsillectomies

Part of the lymphatic system, tonsils help fight infection. But when tonsils themselves get infected — especially if it occurs frequently — they might need to go. Read all about it. More...

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KidsHealth
What Is Actually in Lymph?

What Is Actually in Lymph?

Lymph is a clear fluid that flows through the vessels and ducts of the lymph system. Your body produces about three liters of lymph a day. Where does it come from and what is in it? More...

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