Biorepository of Biomarkers for Optimization of Microvascular Treatment of Lymphedema

2019-10-17 11:03:48 | BioPortfolio


Researchers are collecting information, saliva, blood and tissue from subjects with lymphedema to store for future research.

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Mayo Clinic in Florida
United States




Mayo Clinic

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-17T11:03:48-0400

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