Leading vascular research through ground-breaking discoveries and innovative challenges

Center for Vascular Research

Institute for Basic Science at the KAIST Campus

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Our vision is to make ground-breaking discoveries, conceptual advances and paradigm shifts in vascular biology through basic and fundamental research

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Breakthrough Discovery : New Pathway for Cerebrospinal Fluid Drainage Uncovered in Nasal Lymphatic Network

In a groundbreaking study published in Nature, led by Dr. Jin-Hui Yoon and Hokyung Jin, a distinctive network of nasal lymphatic vessels is revealed as a major hub for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage to cervical lymph nodes. These lymphatics, remaining intact with age, offer potential therapeutic targets for enhancing CSF drainage. The findings could revolutionize treatments for conditions related to cerebrospinal fluid dynamics.

Jan 11, 2024

New Research Paper is Published by Science Immunology as a Cover! 

An article by Young-Chan Kim titled "Immaturity of immune cells around the dural venous sinuses contributes to viral meningoencephalitis in neonates" is published by Science Immunology as a cover story.

Oct 06, 2023

Nasal ciliated cells are primary targets for SARS-CoV-2 replication in early stage of COVID 19

Lymphatic vessel in lacteal