Summary: A new study says that our aging immune system plays a larger role in explaining cancer than genetic mutations. The new findings support the idea of rejuvenating the thymus – an essential immune system organ – as a strategy to prevent cancer. [This article first appeared on LongevityFacts. Author: Brady Hartman. ] A new study suggests that our aging immune system plays a… Continue reading "Our aging immune system explains cancer, not genetic mutations says new study"
Tag: Thymus function
Summary: Scientists discover that the anti-aging protein SIRT1 could be targeted to rejuvenate T cells in our aging immune systems. [Author: Brady Hartman] This article first appeared on LongevityFacts.] Anti-aging proteins in the sirtuin family have long been shown to protect against age-related diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and neurodegeneration. A new research study by scientists at the Gladstone Institutes now reveals… Continue reading "This Anti-Aging Protein Could Be Targeted to Rejuvenate Our Immune Cells"
Summary: Thymus function is essential to our immune systems. Unfortunately, our thymus shrinks beginning in young adulthood. The successful preliminary results of a clinical trial suggest that it may be possible to regrow the thymus to boost our flagging immune systems. [Author: Brady Hartman. This article was updated on Feb 5, 2018, and first appeared on LongevityFacts.] Dr. Greg Fahy wants to… Continue reading "Can We Restore Thymus Function to Cheat Death?"