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Tag: Immune system

August 24, 2020
A new review takes a look at the association between the decline of the immune system and the development and course of age-related diseases. Our immune system is the ultimate defense against invading pathogens and unwanted waste, and its efficient operation is critical to the healthy function of every tissue in the body. We have...
August 17, 2020
Researchers have successfully demonstrated that rejuvenation of the aged thymus to make it functionally younger again is possible. The thymus wastes away as we age The thymus is a small organ located in the upper part of the chest directly behind the sternum and between the lungs. Before we are even born and through childhood,...
July 08, 2020
Frailty and the decline of the immune system are two typical features of aging, but new research shows that both can be halted and even somewhat reversed using a novel cell-based therapy. Frailty and immunosenescence Frailty is something that frequently affects older people, and it ultimately results in the loss of independence and quality of...
March 27, 2020
The World Health Organization has initiated a trial to test four treatments that may be effective against the global pandemic of COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has swept around the globe, shutting down cities and bringing countries to a standstill as governments scramble to control its spread. Though many researchers are racing to develop a vaccine...
January 14, 2020
Everyone is different, and that certainly applies to aging, according to new research that drills down into how people age as individuals rather than looking at population averages.  Everyone ages differently In a new study, researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have managed to sort people into different categories based on how they are...
June 26, 2019
Today, we want to highlight a new publication that looks at cytomegalovirus (CMV) and its potential role in the development of metabolic syndrome. What is cytomegalovirus?  CMV is part of the β-subfamily of herpes viruses, a family of viruses that are believed to have been co-evolving with their hosts for around 180 million years [1]....