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Tag: Immunosenescence

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 19, 2020
The body can be home to many latent viruses, which can lie dormant for years only to be activated much later under certain conditions. Now, researchers may have the solution to one such persistent virus: herpes simplex virus 1, which is commonly known as oral herpes. Latent viruses put strain on the immune system A...
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...
July 03, 2019
Researchers from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute have made progress in the quest to rejuvenate the aging immune system by identifying the factors responsible for the age-related decline of the thymus.  The thymus shrinks as we age The thymus is one of the most important organs in the body, and it is where thymocytes produced...
May 29, 2019
In a new study, researchers at the University of Pécs, Hungary used cell secretions known as exosomes to regenerate the thymus, one of the most important organs in the body. The thymus shrinks as we age The thymus is arguably one of the most critical organs in the body, and it is where new T...
March 26, 2019
A new review discusses how neutrophils release toxic substances into the body under inflammatory conditions, detailing one of the ways in which chronic inflammation causes long-term damage. Casting a deadly NET As we age, we suffer from the ever-increasing chronic inflammation known as inflammaging. This persistent, smoldering background of low-grade inflammation harms wound healing and...