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  • New function for a well-known immune messenger molecule

    08/30/2013 2:39:15 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    Biology News Net ^ | August 26, 2013 | NA
    The molecule interleukin-7 (IL-7) is an important immune messenger protein which ensures that a sufficient number of T cells are present in our body for immune defence. Researchers from ETH Zurich have now demonstrated that IL-7 has another important function: it enhances the drainage function of lymphatic vessels, which collect fluid that has leaked out of blood vessels into the body tissue and return it to the bloodstream. In the future, this finding could become useful for lymphedema patients, whose lymphatic drainage system does not work properly, resulting in fluid accumulation and tissue swelling. The predisposition to develop lymphedema may,...
  • Will you please pray for me and my wife?

    11/30/2011 10:46:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 296 replies · 1+ views
    November 30, 2011 | 2ndDivisionVet
    FRiends, The edema and infections are getting worse and I'm scared that I will lose one or both of my feet or even my legs. My feet are about two-and-a-half times their normal size. It will be very hard to take care of my wife (stroke last year) and myself if I lose my mobility. I appreciate any and all prayers, thoughts, best wishes or whatever. This is like a second home for me and I have many good friends here that I've never met in person. Thank you!