Role of lymphatic system in bone healing revealed

January 21, 2023

New research published in Cell uses light-sheet imaging to overcome these barriers, identifying and visualising the lymphatic vessels of bone in high-resolution 3D. Researchers discovered an active network of lymph vessels within bone and further identified some of the key signals happening between lymph vessels, blood stem cells and bone stem cells. Such interactions between lymphatics and bone stem cells can harnessed to promote bone healing such as in fracture repair.' Exploring the role of aging on bone lymphatic vessels, they found that aging bones showed reduced expansion of lymphatic vessels in response to injury. The full paper, 'Lymphatic vessels in bone support regeneration after injury', can be read in Cell.

The source of this news is from University of Oxford