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Tag: Thymus

rat on a petri dish
December 16, 2020
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
December 03, 2020
New research published in Biomacromolecules has successfully cultured thymic epithelial cells in vitro. Adaptive Immune SystemThe adaptive immune system is a marvel that only vertebrates are blessed with. This complex mechanism protects us from a wide variety of threats, including viruses and cancer. T cells and B cells, which constitute the backbone of our adaptive...
October 13, 2020
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 marvel that only vertebrates are blessed with. This complex mechanism protects us from a wide variety of threats,...
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...
Thymus
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 22, 2020
Reason, author of the anti-aging blog Fight Aging and CEO of Repair Biotechnologies, still isn't convinced that methylation is very useful in assessing biological age or the efficacy of various therapeutics, despite the wide use of methylation-based clocks. He surprised me at this year's Longevity Therapeutics conference in San Francisco by speaking out about the...