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Tattoo Ink Nanoparticles Persist in Lymph Nodes

By Jef Akst | September 12, 2017

Analysis of the bodies of deceased individuals can’t determine what effect these tattoo remnants have on lymph function, but researchers suggest dirty needles aren’t the only risk of the age-old practice.

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Transgenic Mouse Illuminates Melanoma Metastasis

By Abby Olena | June 28, 2017

Glowing cells mark the routes of tumor spread by way of newly formed lymph vessels. 

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The Forces of Cancer

By Lance L. Munn and Rakesh K. Jain | April 1, 2016

A tumor’s physical environment fuels its growth and causes treatment resistance.

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Under Pressure

By Lance L. Munn and Rakesh K. Jain | April 1, 2016

The causes and consequences of physical forces in the tumor microenvironment

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How Stress Affects Cancer’s Spread

By Catherine Offord | March 1, 2016

A mouse study reveals how chronic stress remodels lymphatic vasculature to facilitate the spread of tumor cells.

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Contributors

By Amanda B. Keener | August 1, 2015

Meet some of the people featured in the August 2015 issue of The Scientist.

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Rethinking Lymphatic Development

By Amanda B. Keener | August 1, 2015

Four studies identify alternative origins for cells of the developing lymphatic system, challenging the long-standing view that they all come from veins.

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Brain Drain

By Ashley P. Taylor | June 1, 2015

The brain contains lymphatic vessels similar to those found elsewhere in the body, a mouse study shows.

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Lymphatic Lines

By Edyta Zielinska | August 1, 2012

Lymphatic vessels grow towards two chemokines, revealing signals that could be important in cancer metastasis.

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