Publication date: Apr 02, 2021
The human body is an incredibly designed machine, and mechanical processes such as those in the lymphatic system play major roles in maintaining healthy tissue and organs. He looks at how to restore dysfunctional lymphatic networks, which are associated with a wide range of diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, neurological conditions and metabolic syndromes. “Traditionally, medical students spent hours studying the cardiovascular system, but not as much emphasis was placed on the lymphatic system,” said Hanjaya-Putra. He studies the lymphatic system -; the part of the immune system that rids the body of toxins and other unwanted materials. Cells can sense mechanical stimuli, such as matrix stiffness, and this activates certain genes to promote lymphatic formation. “The reason, in large part, was due to the difficulty in visualizing lymphatic vessels, which are transparent. This type of research is only possible, Hanjaya-Putra said, because of advances in imaging and stem cell biology.
|Branches of biology|
|Wound cardiac injury|
|Dysfunctional lymphatic networks|