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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...
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
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,...