The Lymphatic Research Foundation is a not-for profit organization whose mission is to advance research of the lymphatic system and to find the cause of and cure for lymphatic diseases, lymphedema, and related disorders.
The lymphatic system is vital to the health of every individual. Scientific investigation of the lymphatic system will provide preventive and therapeutic benefits for a broad array of diseases. As an integral part of the immune system, it is both critical to the body's surveillance against cancer, and it can provide pathways for cancer to metastasize.
Unraveling the mysteries of the lymphatic system is vital to understanding many other disease processes. It plays a role in inflammatory and auto-immune disorders such as arthritis and systemic lupus, and is key to understanding the spread of AIDS and many infections. The Lymphatic Research Foundation fosters and supports research to discover the links between lymphatic function, diseases, and levels of wellness.
Lymphatic Research Foundation's immediate goals are to increase public and private funding for lymphatic research and to increase public awareness.
Integrative Biology 131 - Lecture 18 The Lymphatic System (50 minute video)
From the University of California Berkeley by the remarkable Professor Marian Diamond. This is a 50 minute video and the Lymphatic System begins 12 minutes into the lecture. This is a fascinating lecture and Professor Diamond is an amazing teacher.
Visual guides are so
helpful and essential in understanding the complexity of the Lymphatic
System. The internet is wonderful tool providing a rich resource for us
to gather as much as we care to learn. This appears to be a student being quized on the lymphatic structures on a detailed 3-dimensional guide.