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Scientists Regenerate Thymus in Mice

An article published by Reuters reports that “British scientists have, for the first time, used regenerative medicine to fully restore an organ in a living animal.” Researchers rebuilt the thymus of elderly mice by targeting a pathway that almost completely reversed age-related shrinking of the thymus. “The regenerated thymus was not only similar in structure and genetic detail to one in a young mouse, the scientists said, but was also able to function again, with the treated mice beginning to make more T-cells – a type of white blood cell key to fighting infections.”

Read the article published by Reuters.