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A study published in Cell Reports shows how the thymus is stimulated to repair itself when dying thymocytes are depleted, paving the way towards novel methods of thymic regeneration. Cycles of involution, not a steady decline The researchers cite previous research showing that the thymus, despite being extremely sensitive to insults such as radiation and...
The human thymus
Publishing in Nature Communications' Cell Death Discovery, a team of Chinese researchers has discovered a reason for thymic involution, the age-related decline of the thymus. Adaptive Immune SystemThe adaptive immune system is a complex mechanism protects us from threats, including viruses and cancer. T cells and B cells are the backbone of this system.Read More...
X10 Thymic Rejuvenation
On this episode of X10, we talk about the TRIIM trial and question whether or not its participants have become biologically younger. Script If you're lucky, right now you're aging at a rate of one year per year—that is, your biological age is the same as your chronological age. If you are unlucky, you might...
rat on a petri dish
Recent research published in Nature Communications has regenerated a functional thymus in mice, making several other discoveries along the way [1]. A new sub-type of thymus cell emerges Although it is imperative to our immune health, the thymus is an under-studied organ that slowly disappears as we age. Its main function is to provide a...
researcher working with cell culture
New research published in Biomacromolecules has successfully cultured thymic epithelial cells in vitro. Adaptive Immune SystemThe adaptive immune system is a complex mechanism protects us from threats, including viruses and cancer. T cells and B cells are the backbone of this system.Read More A 3D biomaterial for thymic epithelial cells Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine...
In a review paper, a group of scientists highlight a new strategy that addresses the shortcomings of stem cell therapy by adding T cell progenitors to the graft [1]. Adaptive Immune SystemThe adaptive immune system is a complex mechanism protects us from threats, including viruses and cancer. T cells and B cells are the backbone...