Evidence for Aging of the Thymus to have a More Subtle Detrimental Effect on the Immune System than Thought

The T cells of the adaptive immune system are created in the bone marrow by hematopoietic stem cells, but migrate to the thymus to mature. Both the stem cell population and the thymus decline with age, reducing the rate at which new immune cells arrive to take up the fight against pathogens and potentially cancerous...


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Robert Zinn, M.D., Ph.D. is a medical doctor, physician, and web entrepreneur, who, for over 15 years was employed by academic and research institutions and focused his clinical practices on very specialized patient populations, such as those with rare genetic diseases or rare cancers. He shares his knowledge through his website, NutritionTheory.org

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