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Successful Growth of Functional Thymus Organoids from Human Stem Cells

illustration representing the thymus gland

The thymus, a crucial organ for adaptive immune response, produces T cells that attack invaders. With age and certain diseases, the thymus degrades, affecting immunity. Scientists from the University of Florida have grown functional thymus organoids from human stem cells for the first time, potentially aiding the development of patient-specific therapies for thymic dysfunction. Although […]