Lymphatic System

What it does.

The Lymphatic System helps the movement of fluids and large molecules from tissue spaces around the cells and movement of fat-related nutrients from the digestive tract back to the blood, involved in functioning of the immune system, and the defense against disease.

Organs found in this system.

Lymph Nodes, Lymphatic Vessels, Tonsils, Thymus, Spleen

Blood and Lymphatic Capillaries grown in lab for the first time.

Every year around 11 million people suffer from severe burns, resulting in large, deep wounds that heal in time. In the University of Zurich they were able to create skin grafting with functioning blood and lymphatic capillaries. However the grafts didn't contain: pigmentation, subcutaneous glands, hair follicles, or nerves.